HYDERABAD’S GREAT LEAP into the future began in the 1990s, you could say. That was when ambitious plans were initiated to create a state-of-the-art campus for IT and other emerging industries on a large site west of downtown. Twenty years on, HITEC City (as the

ROOTED IN HISTORY, WITH a Gujarati culture that spans millennia, Ahmedabad, or “Amdavad,” is situated in India’s westernmost state of Gujarat at the crossroads of Persian and Indian influences. Wanderlusters and those who crave a quieter experience over frenzied Mumbai or Delhi arrive at the dusty