ICSA 2024
Tue 4 - Sat 8 June 2024 Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Hyderabad is the fourth populated city in India with with 425+ years of rich heritage. The city is also known as “The City of Pearls” and “Cyberabad,” with a balanced composition of heritage and technology. Large multinational technology companies such as Microsoft, Google, Oracle, IBM, Facebook, etc., and services companies such as TCS, Infosys, Cognizant, etc., have made Hyderabad a destination for techies. Some of the large IT users in India, such as ICICI and SBI in the Banking sector and government organizations, have a strong presence in Hyderabad. Top academic and research institutes like IIT Hyderabad, IIIT Hyderabad, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus, Indian School of Business, etc., have large campuses and student bases. Hyderabad is also a strong contender with Silicon Valley and Bangalore, with a vibrant and innovative start-up environment. The place has recently hosted some of the top research conferences in software engineering, like ICSE 2014, ISEC 2018, SERI 2020 etc. Hyderabad is the fifth largest urban economy in India, and is home to almost 10 million residents. Its more than 500 years old history has its evidences in its heritage sites like Charminar, Falaknuma Palace, Salar Jung Museum, Golconda Fort, Chowmahalla Palace

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General Information

  • Language:The official language of Hyderabad is Telugu but there are various other regional languages spoken by the people of the state of Telangana. English is used for official and commercial purposes. Most of the people on the streets understand and converse in English. The other languages popular here in Hyderabad are Urdu and Hindi.
  • Time Zone: India has a single time zone. It is 5.5 hours ahead of the GMT, 4.5 hours behind the Australian Eastern Standard time and 11.5 hours ahead of American Eastern Standard Time (winter).
  • Climate: Weather in Hyderabad is very pleasant. Temperature in Hyderabad ranges from 11°C to 42°C. Checkout live weather updates - https://mausam.imd.gov.in/hyderabad/ and follow @HYDWeatherMan on twitter for significant weather updates.
  • Electricity: Usually 220 volts AC, 50Hz some areas have a DC supply. Plugs used are of the round two and three pin type. Adapters and voltage converters come in handy if you plan to operate electrical and electronic appliances.

Pre-Conference and Post-Conference Local Tours @ ICSA 2024

You can plan local tours around Hyderabad before or after the ICSA 2024 by reaching out to below curated tour agencies.

Places to Visit:

Hyderabad is the fifth largest urban economy in India and is home to almost 10 million residents (about half the population of New York). Its more than 500 years old history has its evidence in its heritage sites. Following are few of the must visit places if you are in Hyderabad.

Golkonda Fort: Golconda is one of the famous forts of India. The name originates from the Telugu words "Golla Konda" meaning "Shepherd's Hill". The origins of the fort can be traced back to the Yadava dynasty of Deogiri and the Kakatiyas of Warangal. Golconda was originally a mud fort, which passed to the Bahmani dynasty and later to the Qutab Shahis, who held it from 1518 to 1687 A.D. The first three Qutab Shahi kings rebuilt Golconda, over a span of 62 years. The fort is famous for its acoustics, palaces, ingenious water supply system and the famous Fateh Rahben gun, one of the cannons used in the last siege of Golconda by Aurangzeb, to whom the fort ultimately fell. The glorious past of Golconda Fort is narrated effectively with matchless Sound and Light effects. The unique Sound & Light Show takes you right back to time, when Golconda was full of life, glory and grandeur.

Charminar: The Charminar is as much the signature of Hyderabad as the Taj Mahal is of Agra or the Eiffel Tower is of Paris. Mohammed Quli Qutab Shah, the founder of Hyderabad, built Charminar in 1591 at the centre of the original city layout. It is said to be built as a charm to ward off a deadly epidemic raging at that time. Four graceful minarets soar to a height of 48.7 m above the ground. Charminar has 45 prayer spaces and a mosque in it. Visitors can view the architectural splendor inside the Charminar. The monument is illuminated in the evenings and a pedestrianization project around the monument is under implementation.

Laad Bazaar: This is famous, colourful shopping centre of the old city, tucked away in one of the streets leading off from Charminar. Bridal wear, Pearls and the traditional Hyderabadi glass and stone studded bangles are sold here.

Statue of Unity: The Statue of Equality is a statue of the 11th-century Indian philosopher Ramanuja, located on the premises of the Chinna Jeeyar Trust at Muchintal, Ranga Reddy district in the outskirts of Hyderabad. It is the second tallest sitting statue in the world.

Birla Temple: The Birla Mandir complex also houses a temple dedicated to Buddha along with fresco paintings describing his life. The temple also has separate shrines for other hindu gods such as Shiva, Ganesh, Saraswati, Hanuman, Brahma, Lakshmi and Saibaba. In the evening, Birla Mandir presents a spectacular sight upon illumination.

Ramoji Film City: Ramoji Film City is an integrated film studio facility located in Abdullahpurmet, Hyderabad, India. Spread over 1,666 acres (674 ha), it is the largest film studio complex in the world and as such has been certified by the Guinness World Records.

Bansilalpet Stepwell: It is a 17th-century stepwell in Hyderabad, India built for providing drinking water to local residents. This setup was recently restored and made available to the rest of the public.

Salar Jung Museum: The Salar Jung Museum is an art museum located at Dar-ul-Shifa, on the southern bank of the Musi River in the city of Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It is one of the notable National Museums of India. The Museum is a royal treat for art collectors with its 43,000 art objects and 50,000 priceless books and manuscripts. The collections range from Indian Art, Middle Eastern Art, European Art, Far Eastern Art, Children Art etc. in addition to a founder's gallery and a rare manuscript division.

Telangana State Archaeology Museum: Telangana State Archaeology Museum or Hyderabad Museum is a museum located in Hyderabad, India. It is the oldest museum in Hyderabad.

Taj Falaknuma Palace: Falaknuma Palace is also known as the 'mirror of the sky' because at 2000 feet, it was built in the clouds and reflects the ever-changing moods of the sky. Set in 32 acres of land and spread over 19400 square meters.