India is one of the oldest civilizations in the world with a kaleidoscopic variety and rich cultural heritage. It has achieved all-round socio-economic progress during the last 75 years of its Independence. India has become self-sufficient in agricultural production and is now one of the top industrialized countries in the world and one of the few nations to have gone into outer space to conquer nature for the benefit of the people. It covers an area of 32, 87,263 sq. km, extending from the snow-covered Himalayan heights to the tropical rain forests of the south. As the 7th largest country in the world, India stands apart from the rest of Asia, marked off as it is by mountains and the sea, which give the country a distinct geographical entity. Bounded by the Great Himalayas in the north, it stretches southwards and at the Tropic of Cancer, tapers off into the Indian Ocean between the Bay of Bengal on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west. As you travel, India offers a range of vast tourism choices, diverse in land and nature, people, tribes, cuisine, faiths, dance forms, music, arts, crafts, adventure, sport, spirituality, history; even these vary as you journey from one state to another. As a country, India has achieved all-round socio-economic progress in the last 75 years of independence.

General Information

Currency

The Indian Rupee is the official currency of India. Indian currency consists of coins of one rupee, two rupee, five rupee, ten rupee and twenty rupee and banknotes of five rupees to two thousand rupees.

There are many ATMs available in the surroundings, and currency withdrawal is safe and easy. All high-end hotels, shops and restaurants accept credit cards. Most major currencies can be exchanged in banks, hotels, and authorized money-changers.

Visa Arrangements

All Delegates and accompanying personnel must possess valid Indian Visas. Appropriate visas may be obtained from Indian Diplomatic Missions in the respective countries.

Telecommunication

The country code for India is +91

Local area code for New Delhi is +9111

To make an international call from New Delhi please, dial 00+ country code + area code + phone number

Climate and Weather

November is late autumn in New Delhi. The temperatures in Delhi in November are comfortable with low of 18°C and high up to 29°C. Expect a few warm and rainy days in Delhi during November. The combination of temperature and moisture can result in humidity.

Local Time

During the Conference, New Delhi will be GMT + 0530 hours.

Electricity

India’s electricity power supply operates at 220 V/ 50 Hz. This is the same as many Asian countries that operate 220-240 V/ 50 Hz. The delegates are advised to carry adapters for operating their devices in India. The type of power socket available in India have round holes and operate at 220/230 V/ 50 Hz.