Off-Site Activities

****ONLINE REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED, PLEASE VISIT THE OFF-SITES DESK DURING REGISTRATION AT THE HICC ON WEDNESDAY, 25 OCTOBER TO REGISTER FOR YOUR OFF-SITE.****

 

Vibrant, colorful and energetic – these are a few of the words that aptly describe the off-site activities in Hyderabad.

With a wide array of experiences, your stay at Hyderabad will be nothing short of a memoir.

****ONLINE REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED, PLEASE VISIT THE OFF-SITES DESK DURING REGISTRATION AT THE HICC TO REGISTER FOR YOUR OFF-SITE.****

Important: ONE off-site activity is included in the price of your University registration. These activities are open to members and their registered guests (full participation and limited participation). All off-site activities will take place on Saturday, 28 October 2017. The activities will depart from and return to the host hotel.

Please read these important notes about off-site activities before you register!

        • Registered members and their registered guests (full or limited participation) may sign-up for ONE (1) off-site activity per person.
        • All off-site activities include lunch. Some activities that depart in the early morning may include breakfast.
        • All off-site activities have limited space and are first come, first served.
        • Some activities are weather permitting and may be cancelled due to inclement weather.
        • All activities require a minimum number of people to participate and may be cancelled prior to the event if the minimum has not been met.
        • Some off-site activities may require a user-pay supplement and are indicated in the description.
        • All user-pay activities are non-refundable, unless EO cancels.
        • Members and guests that sign-up for the same activity will be assigned to the same group.
        • There are no wait-lists for sold out activities.
        • All events will depart from and return to the Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC).

For questions about off-site activities, please contact Kristin Corrigan on the EO Global Events team at kcorrigan@eonetwork.org.


Aerospace / Pharma Showcase - SOLD OUT

28 October 2017 —Depart 8:00am*, Return 5:30pm
Price: FREE
Off-Site Activites

Discover the inner workings of Hyderabad’s vibrant pharmaceutical and aerospace industries with insider access. There will be a panel discussion on pharmaceuticals at ICICI Knowledge Park, including a Q&A session. The discussion will be followed by a visit to Biological E to tour their vaccine facility, where messages await from Mahima Datla and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

After lunch, we’ll travel to Tata Aerospace’s campus to learn about how one of the world’s biggest business conglomerates approaches a lucrative industry. After an introductory session, Masood Husainy, head of Tata Advance Systems, will take you through the intricacies of aerospace technology and business.

*Event departure time subject to change

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HeART of the Matter

28 October 2017 —Depart 8:30am, Return 4:00pm
Price: FREE
Off-Site Activites

Be a part of Chippa Sudhakar’s art workshop at the Banyan Hearts Studio. Learn about personalized visual language through an insightful engagement with different media and techniques from the master himself. Get inspired by his work with acrylic and etching, wood and glass resin, carved relief and color washes.

After learning about contemporary Indian art, visit the traditional Kalamkari lane, hand painted textiles, to attend a live demo session. View and purchase beautiful pieces of ikkat, venkatgiri, mangalgiri, on cotton and silk sarees.

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Hindu Vow Renewals

28 October 2017 —Depart 9:30am, Return 4:30pm
Price: FREE
Off-Site Activites

Behold the renewal of eternal vows as a fellow EO couple renews their wedding vows at the 800-year-old Sri Rama Chandra Swamy Temple. Complete the experience with a traditional Hindu wedding lunch served on banana leaf, as well as traditional Indian art performances, such as the Kuchipudi dance and classical Carnatic music.

Imbibe the scenery, soundtrack, aromas, and excitement of an experience that brings two together. Discover the joy of the mehendi ceremony, the ceremonial splendor of the turmeric pounding, the elegance of stage at the mandapam, and the chanting of Vedic mantras by ordained priests, as well as the exchanging of garlands.

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Lights, Camera, Action - SOLD OUT

28 October 2017 —Depart 7:30am, Return 6:00pm*
Price: FREE
Off-Site Activites

Peek behind the scenes of the epic Hyderabad film industry, Tollywood. Tollywood is known around the world for its larger than life visuals, world class stunts, state of the art CGI techniques and epic narratives.

Join us for the insider tour of Ramoji Film City, the largest studio complex in the world, to see the elaborate sets, editing and production rooms and more. Experience an interactive activity on set during the current film to bring out the budding actor, dancer or director within before heading off to lunch.

*Time of departure subject to change

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MasterChef HYD - SOLD OUT

28 October 2017 —Depart 8:30am, Return 4:00pm
Price: FREE
Off-Site Activites

When in Hyderabad, eat as the Hyderabadis do! Learn how to prepare a traditional Hyderabadi feast, known locally as a daawat. At F9 Test Kitchen, a retinue of experienced chefs will teach us the intricacies of local cuisine from classic biryani to rich curries and indulgent sweet dishes.

Taste buds tempted? Pick up your chef’s hat and enter this lively cook-off to prepare the traditional feast! Who will win?

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Royalty for a Day - SOLD OUT

28 October 2017 —Depart 9:00am, Return 5:15pm
Price: US$175 per person
Off-Site Activites

Perched 2,000 feet above the city of Hyderabad is Taj Falaknuma Palace, a jewel amongst the clouds. Built in 1894, it is the former palace of the Nizam, rumored to be the richest man in the world at one time. Overlooking the twinkling City of Pearls, this enchanting palace exudes romance and grandeur that takes one back to when the Nizam ruled Hyderabad.

The Palace, spread over 32 acres, allows you to journey to the gilded ages, where opulence and excess is celebrated and savored in equal measure. The palace historian will take you on a journey and make the entire Palace come alive with his narrative.

After the tour, go on carefully curated gastronomic adventure. Indulge in traditional Hyderabad cuisine with a private dining experience at the exclusive 101-Table in the Palace. Royal dishes of the Nizam’s era and recipes that were once lost will ensure you dive right into this exquisite gourmet experience and rejuvenate yourself.

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T-Hub Startup Showcase - SOLD OUT

28 October 2017 —Depart 9:30am, Return 4:30pm
Price: FREE
Off-Site Activites

The T-Hub is a unique public/private partnership between the government of Telangana, three of India’s premier academic institutes (IIIT-H, ISB & NALSAR) and key private sector leaders. It stands at the intersection of the start-up, academic, corporate, research and government sectors and offers a platform for the best start-ups and entrepreneur organizations from across the world in Hyderabad.

Come visit India’s fastest growing startup engine. Join the growth story that makes India one of the fastest growing and innovative nations in the world. Witness the Jugaad story in the making as you interact with the founders of T-Hub over a knowledge session.

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The Amazing Heritage Race - SOLD OUT

28 October 2017 —Depart 8:30am, Return 4:15pm
Price: FREE
Off-Site Activites

Race through time on a quest for hidden treasures through the Golconda Fort and the Qutub Shahi Tomb. Witness the expanse of the Golconda fort, a massive fortress whose ruins stand tall and proud, displaying the glory of its rich past and untold sagas of the city’s history. Experience the hauntingly beautiful resting places of the departed Qutub Shahi Kings at the Qutub Shahi tombs. Meet historical characters on your way to help you in your path while uncovering unexplored riches!

Emerge victorious in your journey as you head for lunch at the Hyderabad Golf Course.

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Z-CANCELLED: The Game of Kabaddi

28 October 2017 —Depart 8:30am, Return 4:00pm
Off-Site Activites

CANCELLED. Unfortunately, due to lack of interest, this off-site has been cancelled.

An ancient sport that originated in India, Kabaddi combines tag, wrestling, rugby and chanting. The sport is played between two teams each occupying its own half of the court. Each team takes turns to send a “raider” into the opposing team’s half and earns points if the raider manages to touch the opposing team’s members and return to the home half, all while continuously chanting the word “kabaddi” without losing breath. However, if the raider is tackled and prevented from returning, the opposing team gets the point.

Kabaddi is gaining worldwide popularity. This is perhaps one of the few sports to combine yoga with strenuous physical activity. The game calls for agility, good lung capacity, muscular co-ordination, presence of mind and quick responses.

Show us what you’ve got! Bring out the sports lover in you as you enter the arena to learn and play the sport. Learn about the various facets and strategies at the Gachibowli Stadium from some of the experts of the sport. Then you’ll surely be hungry for a casual lunch in the stadium!