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General Information

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

The official language of the conference is English.

TIME

India has only one time zone which covers the entire country. Indian Standard Time (IST) is 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of GMT.

CURRENCY

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, 500 and 2000. Please exchange your money for Indian money only from banks or recognized foreign currency exchange organizations.

1 USD = 66.00 INR (Approx) *
Click http://www.rbi.org.in/home.aspx for current currency exchanges rates

CLIMATE IN SEPTEMBER

Day temperature - 34 °C.
Night temperature - 24 °C.

ELECTRICITY

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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

As for all international travel, the visitors to India are required to be in possession of a valid passport and visa. Travelers from all countries need a visa. All travellers planning to stay more than 180 days are required to register, generally within 14 days of arrival, with the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) where they will be staying. The FRRO maintains offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai (known as the "Chennai Immigration Office), Calcutta, and Amritsar. In smaller cities and towns, the local police headquarters will normally perform this function. General information regarding Indian visa and immigration rules can be found at the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs website for its Bureau of Immigration at http://www.immigrationindia.nic.in.

A certain fee is charged for issuing a visa. Visitors who intend to travel to India's neighbouring countries and back are advised to apply for multiple entry visas. Each visitor should carry photocopies of the bio-data page of the traveler's passport and the page containing the Indian visa in order to facilitate obtaining an exit visa from the Indian government in the event of theft or loss of the passport.

VACCINATION

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

TRAVEL INSURANCE

We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance before travelling to India.

TIPPING

Tipping (where it's warranted) is common practice in India. It's fine to tip in a popular foreign currency or local currency. Naturally, it's never compulsory and should only be done if you're happy with the service.

1. 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)
Name: No: Terminals:
Red 1 Dilshad Garden - Rithala
Yellow 2 Samaypur Badli - HUDA City Centre
Blue 3 Noida City Centre - Yamuna Bank - Dwarka Sector 21
4 Yamuna Bank - Vaishali
Green 5 Inderlok - Mundka
Violet 6 Kashmere Gate - Escorts Mujesar
Orange 7 Airport Express Line (New Delhi - IGI Airport (T-3) - Dwarka Sector-21)

LOCAL COMMUNICTION TIPS

 
English Hindi
Hello Namashkar; Namaste
Thank you Dhanyavard; Shukriya
Good Morning Shubh-prabhat
Good night Shubh-ratri
Yes Haan
No Nahi
My name is... Mera naam .... Hai
What is your name? Aapka naam kya hai?
Can you get me a taxi Taxi Chaiye
Stop Ruko
Let's Go Chalo
Water Pani
Tea Chai
Where is (place) (place) kahan hai