All visitors need a visa for India, except citizens of neighboring Nepal and Bhutan. The Indian government has introduced 60 day, double-entry electronic visas for citizens of 161 countries.
Tourist visas are generally issued for six months, depending on what nationality you are. Most visas are multiple entry visas.
The cost of an Indian Tourist Visa varies between countries according to the arrangement between governments.
The Indian visa application process is outsourced to private processing agencies in most countries. The Indian government has replaced most foreign companies with Indian companies. You will have two fees to pay – a Government processing fee and the visa company service fee.
When applying for an Indian Visa, you’ll need to complete an on-line application form. See Tips and Instructions for Completing the Indian Visa Application Form.
Along with your application and fee, for an Indian Tourist Visa you’ll need to submit your passport that’s valid for a least six months and has at least two blank pages, a recent passport sized photo, and details of your itinerary. In some countries, copies of flight tickets and proof of residential address may also be required.
Language, Time & Currency
The official language of the conference is English.
India has only one time zone which covers the entire country. Indian Standard Time (IST) is 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of GMT.
The unit of currency in India is the Rupee where Re.1 is made up of 100 paisa. Bank notes are in denomination of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 2000. Please exchange your money for Indian money only from banks or recognized foreign currency exchange organizations.
Click http://www.rbi.org.in/home.aspx for current currency exchanges rates
CLIMATE IN NOVEMBER
Day temperature from 30 – 23 °C.
Night temperature from 14 – 7 °C.
Voltage in India is 220 to 240 volts, 50Hz. You will need an adaptor, which can be purchased in India. Hotels usually provide dual voltage razor sockets, 110 to 210 volts or 220 to 250 volts. Please ensure that you bring multi voltage chargers rather than 110 chargers with step-up/step-down transformers. These transformers get too hot and there is a high chance of them exploding. India mostly has round pinholes so please do ensure that you bring a flat to round pinhole converter. This is very important as otherwise you will have a problem in getting your phone and other electrical items charged.
This depends on what locations you will be visiting. Please consult your physician and follow their recommendations. You may also check the Centers for Disease Control website at www.cdc.gov/travel
We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance before traveling to India.
Transport – Airport to Venue
- DELHI METRO
The Delhi Metro is a rapid transit system serving Delhi, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Noida, and Ghaziabad in the National Capital Region of India. Delhi Metro is the world’s 13th largest metro system in terms of length. Delhi Metro is India’s first modern public transportation system, which has revolutionized travel by providing a fast, reliable, safe, and comfortable means of transport.
DELHI METRO LINES IN OPERATION (Download Delhi Metro Map)
|Red||1||Dilshad Garden – Rithala|
|Yellow||2||Samaypur Badli – HUDA City Centre|
|Blue||3||Dwarka Sector 21 – Noida City Centre|
|4||Dwarka Sector 21 – Yamuna Bank – Vaishali|
|Green||5||Kirti Nagar / Inderlok – City Park (Bahadurgarh)|
|Violet||6||Kashmere Gate – Escorts Mujesar|
|Pink||7||Majlis Park – Mayur Vihar Pocket I|
|Shiv Vihar – Trilokpuri – Sanjay Lake|
|Magenta||8||Botanical Garden – Janakpuri West|
|Orange||9||Airport Express Line (New Delhi – IGI Airport (T-3)- Dwarka Sector-21)|
2. Other Transport Options
Public Buses, Taxis are Readily Available (Uber, Ola, Meru and Mega Cabs)