A thing of beauty is a joy forever.

From top left:

Thota Vaikuntam, Laxma Goud, Kavitha Deuskar, Sanjay Ashtaputre, Laxman-Aelay, Deepa Nath, Fawad-Tamkanat, Sachin-Jaltare, Ramesh-Gojrala.

Welcome to Hyderabad Airport, dear visitor!

A thing of beauty is a joy forever.” That’s how John Keats, the 19th Century Romantic English Poet, opens his seminal piece of work – Endymion. A captivating line indeed - true for all times! The opening line throbs with the noble poet's sense of what art means for him…

That joy of art and aesthetics is no more secluded in some distant museum or reclusive artistes’ den; and no more is it a prerogative of art aficionados or a niche audience. It is now as close and real to you as a walk through your favourite airport.

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad has gone the extra mile to bring a burst of joy to its passengers alighting from the terminal with its unique Gallery of Art & Architecture, a one of a kind exhibit within an airport. The Art gallery is a visual arts initiative aimed at creating a sense of place and enhancing community identity. It is a humble attempt to provide visibility for unique artistic and cultural life of Hyderabad, Telangana and the surrounding region. It not only improves the design quality of public infrastructure projects but also helps humanize the airport environment.

Hyderabad city and its modern Airport, RGIA are located very strategically not only geographically but also culturally - encompassing the glorious history of the great Deccan Plateau and acting as a contemporary melting pot where many regions and their culture meet. With ever increasing passenger traffic, this airport is now a Gateway to this part of the world with immense opportunities for business development, urban growth, academic and research activities and tourism destinations to nature and heritage sites of the region.

We have collected masterpieces in canvas from celebrated artists for you, our esteemed patrons, who have come to this wonderful city.

We hope that our initiative will leave you with a new sense of joy that you will cherish and will foster curiosity to learn more about cultural vibrancy of the region.

Thank you and have a wonderful stay!

Art by Thota Vaikuntam

Art by Laxma Goud

Art by Kavitha Deuskar

Art by Sanjay Ashtaputre

Art by Laxman Aelay

Art by Deepa Nath

Art by Fawad Tamkanat

Art by Sachin Jaltare

Art by Ramesh Gojrala