We recommend you fly into Rajiv Gandhi Hyderabad International Airport (HYD). The drive from the airport to the HICC/Novotel is about 45 minutes.
The Hyderabad International Convention Centre and event hotels are about a 45-minute care ride from the HYD airport.
Taxi: Radio Taxi service at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is provided by leading service providers Meru and Sky cabs for the convenience of their customers. This is an air conditioned cab service with charges payable on the basis of meter reading at the end of the journey. Radio taxi can’t be pre-booked from the airport.
Fare: Rs 21 per km, Minimum Rs 20 per km for the first 2 Km travelled. Waiting charges @ Rs 1 per minute. 25% night surcharge is applicable between 23:00 hours to 05:00 hours.
Uber: You can now schedule rides with Uber. For more information visit their website here.
Car Rentals: At Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, car rental services are provided by Carzonrent and One Car Rental Services (Noori Enterprises) # 040 40404040. For more information, please call Carz on rent at +91 09963998833.
The average temperature in the month of October is 79°F (29°C) with average highs of 86°F (30°C) and average lows of 72°F (22°F). Monsoon season ends in October but on average, there is still a slight chance of rain throughout the month.
The dress code for the daytime meetings at the hotel is business casual. The meeting rooms are air-conditioned, so a light jacket or layers are suggested for comfort during sessions.
Men’s Dress Code Glossary
- Business casual – Nice slacks, collared shirts
- Smart casual – Seasonal sport coat or blazer and slacks or nice jeans, dress shirt, casual button-down shirt, open-collar or polo shirt
Women’s Dress Code Glossary
- Business casual – Nice slacks, skirt, blouse
- Smart casual – Dress, skirt and dressy top, dressy pants outfit, nice jeans and dressy top
*Remember to bring a sweater to the University. The hotel and other venues will be air-conditioned, and it is recommended that you wear some layers in order to be comfortable in the meeting rooms.
Time Zone: IST – India Standard Time (UTC/GMT +5:30 hours)
Please check www.timeanddate.com to determine what time it is in your home city.
The base currency in India is the Rupee. The Indian rupee (sign: ₹; code: INR), is the official currency of India. The rupee is subdivided into 100 paise (singular paisa). Banknotes frequently used are ₹10, ₹20, ₹50, ₹100, ₹500 and coins frequently used are ₹1, ₹2, ₹5, ₹10.
Banks throughout Hyderabad generally open at 9:30 a.m. and close at 3:30
p.m. Mondays to Fridays, and 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. on Saturdays for transactions of travelers’ cheques and other financial matters. For convenience, Automated teller machines (ATM) are open round-the-clock, offering the MAESTRO or CIRRUS network system. Apart from the convenience of exchanging money at all banks and hotels, money can also be exchanged wherever the sign “Licensed Money Changer” is displayed. Most shopping complexes have a licensed money changer. Visitors are discouraged from changing money with unlicensed money changers.
For currency converter tools, please visit Oanda.com or XE.com.
For etiquette information, please reference:
- Indian Culture, Customs, Business Practices, and Etiquette
- Traveling in India – Business Etiquette and Culture
- India – Tipping & Etiquette
English is the official language of the 2017 EO Hyderabad University in Hyderabad, India.
The country code India is +91. When dialing an Indian number from abroad, be sure to dial +1 before the area code and number.
These are the emergency numbers in Hyderabad, but they are usually the same in other cities of India.
Please contact your individual mobile phone service provider for information about international plans. Mobile phones are widely used throughout India. Call your service provider before arriving to determine if you should purchase an international roaming plan.
Wi-Fi is available in some public places for free in India such as coffee shops/ bistros, airports, restaurants, and some hotels. The strength and speed of the signal may vary and you may need to ask for login information.
The electrical current in India is 230 Volts and 50 Hertz. In India the power sockets used are of type C, D and M. Check out the following pictures.
To ensure the safety of your electronics, you can purchase a wide array of converters and universal adapters online.
Visas/Entry and Exit Requirements
To enter India, you’ll need a valid passport. Visa requirements vary by country and purpose of travel. Please check your visa requirements as soon as possible because the process can often be lengthy. Please visit this website for instructions and requirements based on your home country and purpose of travel to India.
No vaccinations are required to enter India. Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot.
You can find more health and safety recommendations for India from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Zika virus is a risk in India. Because Zika infection in a pregnant woman can cause serious birth defects, women who are pregnant should not travel to India. All travelers should strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites and sexual exposure to Zika virus during and after the trip.
Please notify us of any dietary restrictions during registration so that your needs are accommodated at the University. To edit any dietary restrictions or input new dietary restrictions, go to the event page and click “Modify Registration.” You will be able to edit or enter dietary information and click “Save.” If you suffer from severe food allergies, we encourage you to visit this website and consider purchasing food and travel-translation cards to effectively communicate your needs while traveling.