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HiPC 2003 - Bangalore, India - December 17-20
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Travel and Local Information


Flights to India
Most international airlines have direct flights to India from Europe and Singapore/Hong-Kong. From the US, most international airlines fly to India with a single stop-over, either in Europe or in the Far East. Economy class roundtrip airfares from the US to India and back are typically around US $1500/-. Check with your travel agent for current fares.

Most international airlines fly into Mumbai (Bombay) or Chennai (Madras). We recommend that you fly into one of these cities. There are several international airlines that also fly directly to Hyderabad. Please check with your travel agent. Hyderabad is well connected by air to all other major cities. Chennai-Hyderabad is a 1 hour flight, and Mumbai-Hyderabad is a 90 minute flight. From the US east coast and the midwest, one could reach Mumbai (Bombay) with a single stopover in Europe. From the US west coast, one could reach Chennai (Madras) or Hyderabad via Singapore, with an additional stopover in Tokyo/Honolulu/Hong Kong.

We recommend that you avoid flights into/via New Delhi if you are on a tight schedule -- winter fog in December often delays flights at New Delhi airport. Some Mumbai-bound flights stopover in New Delhi -- please check with your travel agent.

If you are planning to travel around India after/before the conference, check with your travel agent for attractive local air travel offers that are usually available with your international travel ticket.

Domestic Airlines

Transport from/to the Airport - Hyderabad Airport
The airport is 7 kms (approx 4 miles) from Taj Krishna and Taj Residency. Taxi fare can vary. One way prepaid taxi fare is approximately Rs. 250 plus tip.

Route Info

They are a convenient mode of transport as they are easily available. Most of the drivers are affable and honest, and are multilingual. Apart from the local languagemost of the drivers are conversant in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and English.  The farecharges are Rs 2.00 per km with a minimum fare of Rs 7.00 for three passengers.When operated out of city limits and between 2200 and 0500, the autos charge one and a half times the normal meter reading.