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Hyderabad

The southern Indian city of Hyderabad which is the capital of the state of Andhra Pradesh has occupied a relatively prominent position in the subcontinent. Once known as the ‘City of Nizams’ or ‘the City of Pearls’ for its culturally rich historical past this city which is located on the banks on the Musi River on the Deccan Plateau is today most likely to be referred to as ‘Cyberabad’ for Hyderabad is an immensely important hub for information technology and IT services in India. The mega city, Hyderabad is actually composed of two different cities, namely Hyderabad and its twin city, Secunderabad both of which are collectively referred to as ‘Hyderabad’.

Aside from being an important epicenter for information technology and IT enabled services; Hyderabad also hosts several other major industries like biotechnology, pharmaceuticals production and film production. In fact the film industry of Hyderabad which is commonly referred to as ‘Tollywood’ is a major employer in the city as it produces around 150 films annually. To aid it in this endeavor the city is also home to the largest integrated film studio complex in the world, the Ramoji Film City which extends over 2000 acres on the outskirts of the city. Beside movies, several programs for various TV channels are also produced at the Ramoji Film City.

Hyderabad’s film industry however is overshadowed its burgeoning IT industry which has within its boundaries the Indian headquarters of some of the most well known international IT companies like Microsoft, Google and Oracle. In recent years Hyderabad has invested heavily in the development of its digital infrastructure and this has attracted a whole host of computer software companies, software consulting firms and business process outsourcing (BPO) firms who have to set up shop within the city. Today the roster of companies which have a presence in Hyderabad reads like a who’s who of the IT world for it includes companies like Capgemini, Accenture, ADP, Agilent, Alcatel Lucent, Amazon, AMD, Computer Associates, CSC, Convergys, Dell, Electronic Arts, Facebook amongst many others. Many of these companies have also established development centers in Hyderabad and its surrounding areas like Madhapur, Kondapur, Gachibowli and Uppal. Along with these international IT companies, the city also hosts the cream of Indian IT industry as it plays host to various Indian IT giants like Mahindra Satyam, Patni Computer Systems, Cognizant Technologies and Polaris Software Laboratory limited.

In addition to Information Technology, the city of Hyderabad is also an important center in India for biotechnology and pharmaceuticals and it is accordingly home to several well known Indian pharmaceutical companies like Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Matrix Laboratories and Sri Aurobindo Pharma limited which are based in the various business districts of the city. The vibrant business and economic character of Hyderabad has also made a popular conference, meeting and conventions destination and the city is fittingly equipped with several modern, state of the art conference venues like the Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), the Hitex Exhibition Centre and hotels like the Taj Banjara and the Novotel Hyderabad Convention center which are kitted out with a whole host of amenities that are considered to be essential for the hosting of MICE events.

The frenzied business activity in this jewel of the Deccan plateau has also necessitated the construction of brand new international airport in Hyderabad. The city’s relatively brand new international airport, the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is located in an area known as Shamshabad which lies at a distance of 22 kilometers from the center of the city. This Rajiv Gandhi international airport was commissioned in 2008 when it replaced the city’s old Begumpet International Airport and it today serves a slew of major international carriers along with a plethora of local low cost carriers. The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport has quickly gone on to become one of the most well regarded airports in Asia today according to various business travel surveys.

Aside from its excellent business facilities, Hyderabad also has much to offer in the form of rest and relaxation avenues for the visiting business traveler as the city is equipped with many restaurants and bars like Sahib,Sindh, Sultan, Southern Spice, Chutney’s, the Garden Restaurant , 10 Downing Street, 1857, Bottles and Chimney Club and Ahala the Dharma Lounge which offer the business traveler a chance to unwind after a long, hard day of business dealings. Moreover the city is also filled with several historic sites like the Charminar, the Laad Bazaar, the Salar Jung Museum, the Golconda Fort, the Qutub Shahi tombs which present countless sight-seeing opportunities for the business traveler who is looking to soak in some of the local flavor after a meeting or a conference.

If your company has a joint venture with an Indian company or if your company is looking to make a foray into the fast , growing, vast Indian market then you or your colleagues will perhaps to have to undertake frequent business trips to the bustling city of Hyderabad. Travel to Hyderabad from the US involves a long haul journey which usually extends over 24 hours and the only way that you can hope to arrive in Hyderabad in a ready to get to down to business shape is to book a seat in the premiere class cabin of a carrier that offers connections to the Indian subcontinent from the US. However business class tickets to Hyderabad on nonstop flights or even one stop flights can cost anywhere upwards of $5000 and the only way for you to keep a lid on these travel costs is to partner with a business class travel specialist like the New York City based travel management company Fare Buzz.

Fare Buzz is a leading supplier of cheap business class flights. Through its contracts with over sixty domestic and international airlines Fare Buzz is able to procure cheap business class air fares to nearly every worldwide destination. You can actually expect to have savings of nearly 70% when you book your company’s business class travel through Fare Buzz instead of regular channels. Moreover these cheap business class airline tickets come with all the perks that are normally associated with regular business class tickets like mileage accrual and pre-assigned seats. So don't wait any longer and call Fare Buzz at 1-888-808-4123 to procure the most competitive and affordable business travel deal to the erstwhile ‘City of Nizams’ today.