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Hyderabd City Tour

Hyderabad city tour will be arranged on 1st Feb 2018 (on payment).

Tour will be arranged during conference time for accompanying persons on request.

Interested may write to iccb2018@ccmb.res.in

India Tour

Speakers and participants interested in visiting other places in India may please contact iccb2018@ccmb.res.in

Socio Cultural Events

Leelavati - Smitalay

'LEELAVATI'- based on the 12th century mathematical treatise 'LEELAVATI', is a dance ballet woven around famous Indian mathematician Bhaskaracharya and his daughter Leelavati. Bhaskaracharya attempts to divulge the beauty of mathematics to his daughter by giving her real life examples. This ballet beautifully encompasses a day in the life of Leelavati's mathematical enlightenment.


Visiting locations


Shilparamam, the arts, crafts & cultural village at Hyderabad, established in the year 1992 is spread over 65 acres in Madhapur, Hi-tech City. Shilparamam is Hyderabad's tribute to India's natural beauty, richly diverse cultural heritage and vibrant ethos. It is a place where artisans from across India showcase their individual skills in a variety of arts, crafts and culture. From Indian pottery to a plethora of weaves, woodwork, jewellery, clothes and local crafts of each region of the country.

Timing : 10:30 am - 8:30 pm (half day visit required -evenings preferred)
Phone : +91 40 6451 8164

Things to do:
1. Watching cultural and traditional dance shows (for timings - https://www.shilparamam.in/)
2. shopping for handlooms, souvenirs, etc

Approximate cost (for travel by cab) : 1500INR

Golconda Fort

Golconda Fort Hyderabad is an outstanding example of brilliant engineering and magical architecture. Located at a distance of 45 kms from Leonia holistic destination, it is the most famous of all Hyderabad sightseeing places. The name of the fort has been derived from the Telugu words "Golla" and "Konda" which together means 'Shepherd's Hill'. Founded in the approximately 12th Century by the Kakatiya Kings, this massive Golconda Fort with eight gates and 87 bastions was later built by Qutub Shahi Kings.

However, do keep in mind the Golconda Fort timings and entry fee before planning a visit to this regal symbol of history. For instance, Golconda fort timings are from 9 am to 5.30 pm. After that, visitors are not allowed to enter the fort, unless they are going for the light and show in night. Hence, to explore the beauty of this place at leisure, plan you visit early in the day.

Timing : 8:00 am - 5:30 pm (half day visiting time required- evenings preferred)
Phone : 040 2351 2401

Approximate cost (travel by cab+ entry tickets (200INR/person)+light and sound show) : 4000INR


Bhongir Fort was built on an isolated monolithic rock by the Western Chalukya ruler. It is located about 55 kms from Leonia holistic destination. It is spread across an impressive area of 50 acres at a height of around 500 feet over the top an enormous rock formation. It resembles an unusual egg-shape structure along with two main entry points in turn covered with huge rocks. The fort that is encircled in a moat has underground chamber that is believed to be connect Golconda fort located 50 km away.

Timing: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (half day visiting time required)

Approximate cost (travel by cab) : 2000 INR

Salar Jung Museum

The Salar Jung Museum of Hyderabad is a repository of the artistic achievements of diverse European, Asian and Far Eastern countries of the world. It is located 35 kms from Leonia holistic destination. The major portion of this collection was acquired by Nawab Mir Yousuf Ali Khan popularly known as Salar Jung III. In 1914, Salar Jung III, devoted rest of his entire life in collecting and enriching the treasures of art and literature till he lived. The precious and rare art objects collected by him for a period of over forty years, find place in the portals of the Salar Jung Museum, as rare to very rare pieces of art. The museum is closed on all Fridays and also on Monday 30th Jan being the death anniversary of Salar Jung III. for more information please visit http://salarjungmuseum.in/home.php

Timing : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (half day visiting time required)
Phone : +91 40 2452 3212

Approximate cost (travel by cab+ entry tickets (500INR/person) : 3000INR

Chowmahalla Palace

Once regarded as the center of Hyderabad, the magnificent Chowmahalla Palace was the seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty where the Nizams entertained their official guests and royal visitors. The place is located about 35 kms from Leonia holistic destination. Built over 200 years ago, Chowmahalla is renowned for its unique style and elegance. A synthesis of many architectural styles and influences, the Palace Complex has been meticulously restored. Fridays are closed holidays.

Timing : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (half day visiting time required)
Phone : +91 40 24522032

Approximate cost (travel by cab+ entry tickets (200INR/person)) : 3000INR


The Charminar ("Four Minarets"), constructed in 1591, is a monument and mosque located in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. its is located about 35 kms from Leonia holistic destination. The landmark has become a global icon of Hyderabad, listed among the most recognized structures of India. Charminar is a historical place with mosque on top floor since 425 years and also famous for its surrounding markets. It is one of the tourist attraction in hyderabad. Many local festivals are celebrated grandly in charminar. The Charminar is situated on the east bank of Musi river. To the west lies the Laad Bazaar, and to the southwest lies the richly ornamented granite Makkah Masjid.

Timing : 9:30 am - 5:30 pm (half day visiting time required)

Approximate cost (travel by cab) : 2000INR

Buddha Statue- Hussain Sagar

The Buddha Statue of Hyderabad is a monolith located in India. It is the world's tallest monolith of Gautama Buddha. Its about 30 kms from Leonia holistic destination. In evening, the statue is illuminated in different colourful lights.

Timing : 9:00AM to 9:00 PM (Evenings preferred)

Approximate cost (travel by cab) : 1500INR