There will be two local sightseeing tours organized during the
December 20, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
December 21, 8:00am - 5:00pm
US $10 per person
||US $15 per person
Note: The schedule is tentative and may be
changed based on audience interests. Seating is
limited and is first come first served.
Preference will be given to attendees who RSVP
via email before the conference.
tour fee includes all entrance fees,
tour guides, and complimentary beverages.Tickets
will be available at the HiPC 2003 registration desk.
Payments are to be made in cash (US Dollar or Indian
Provide us your name and the tours you would be interested
in via email.
1 (December 20)
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the Taj Mahal of Hyderabad, your visit to the
Paigah tombs leaves you overwhelmed with their
sheer beauty and intricacy of design. These
marvels in stucco are testimony to an evolved
state of workmanship that even the most
sophisticated of modern machinery cannot
recreate. The setting of these beautiful tombs in
a garden has a soothing effect.
we drive by Hyderabad's pride and treasure, the
Charminar. This imposing 410-year-old monument
stands testimony to the glory and vision of the
Qutub Shahi Era. The setting of Charminar today
amidst quaint old bazaars lends a distinct and
unique ambience that is distinctly Hyderabadi
is the magnificent Mecca Masjid, a masterpiece in
architectural design and finesse. This massive
mosque leaves you wondering how 400 years ago a
society could have conceived and executed such a
drive by the Public Gardens, the imposing 1905
A.D. State Legislative Assembly on your way to
the Sound and Light Show at the Golconda Fort.
Enjoy a relaxed evening amidst the centuries old
ruins of the magnificent Fort as you are taken
back into time experiencing the glory that was
2 (December 21)
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you visit the Qutub Shahi Tombs. This magnificent
cluster of tombs built during the reign of the
Qutub Shahi kings from 1518A.D. until 1687A.D.
offers you a splendid glimpse into history as you
enjoy the brilliance of how diverse architectural
styles merged to create wonders in
stone and stucco.
we visit the world famous Salar Jung Museum. This
museum houses the world's largest private
collection of art and artifacts. Leisurely browse
through the exhibits enjoying art from around the
lunch we visit the British Residency. This
magnificent European mansion still exudes the
glory and grandeur enjoyed by the British
Residents in Hyderabad.
we visit the beautiful Arts and Crafts village.
Nothing compares with this experience. The arts
and crafts village simply enchants you. You can
amble around to see folk arts & crafts being
created. Pottery, sculpture, weaving, Pembarti
(relief work in brass), etc. All very exquisite,
very enchanting. You can even buy one of these.
ancient rocks come alive at the Living Rock Art
Gallery. You may leisurely walk around the many
beautiful gardens set amidst the distinct rock