Hyderabad is a city with two distinct faces, where Indian tradition and cutting-edge technology live harmoniously side-by-side. Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre sits next to the business hub of the city, in a district that has been transformed over recent years by the booming information technology industry. Also known as Cyberabad, and encompassing HITEC City and Gachibowli, the area is home to a number of IT giants and bio-pharmaceutical companies.
Here, the streets are filled with restaurants, bars, multiplex cinemas and chic shopping malls. HICC , right next door to Novotel, is a state-of-the-art convention centre that was built to serve the growing needs of this vibrant business hub. The hotel itself, with its sprawling lawns and landscaped gardens, provides welcome respite from the surrounding flurry of activity.
The Old City of Hyderabad shows this busy metropolis’s other face. Here is where visitors flock to discover the historic city’s heritage. Its narrow winding lanes overflow with spice merchants, curio stores and outdoor markets. Impressive examples of Islamic India’s architecture are all around. Request a taxi at the hotel and ask your driver to drop you off at the Charminar. This iconic monument serves as the centrepiece of the Old City and is the perfect starting off point for a day of urban exploration.
For transportation to and from the nearest airport, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (35km away), please contact the hotel. View our City Guide-I View our City Guide-II