Practical Information

1. Venue

The AMCDRR 2016 will be convened at the Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India. The Vigyan Bhawan is a premier convention Centre of Government of India in New Delhi. The conference halls are well equipped with audio-video conference facilities of international standard including local area network facilities for internet users. The Vigyan Bhawan has connectivity from all major roads of New Delhi and can be accessed by Buses, taxies and other local means of transportation. The nearest Metro Station is at Udyog Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road, New Delhi.

Vigyan Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road, New Delhi, 110003

Important: The venue for the Pre-conference events on the 2nd November 2016 will be at
‘The Ashok, New Delhi ’
50-B, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi – 110021 India

Phone: (+91-11) 26110101, 26116161, Fax: (+91-11) 26876060, 26873216
Room reservations email:,
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2. Visa Arrangements

All Participants are required to possess a valid passport and visa (validity not less than 6 months) and hold the relevant documents for entry into India. For details regarding the visa arrangements, participants are advised to contact the nearest Indian Embassy or Consulates-General or visit the Ministry of External Affairs of India’s website for information. The website is Participants who have difficulties in obtaining visa from the nearest Embassy of India or Consulate shall immediately contact the AMCDRR 2016 Secretariat for further necessary guidance.

3. About New Delhi

Delhi, a true cosmopolitan city with diversified culture is the capital of the world’s largest democracy and is a bustling metropolis that has an amazing mix of modernization and carefully preserved antiquity. Sprawled over the west bank of the river Yamuna, it is one of the fastest growing cities in India. New Delhi was built by a British architect Edward Lutyens in 1912 as the new capital of the British Raj. The Victorian architecture now intermingles with the city’s high rise buildings. Concrete flyovers built to ease the growing traffic are interspersed with well laid gardens, Mughal tombs, forts and monuments.

Known as Indraprastha in ancient times, Delhi has been wooed by rulers, attracted invaders and has been build and destroyed several times. Historians say that is has been rebuilt seven times during different ages. The city traces its history to Mahabharata, the great epic tale of wars fought between estranged cousins, the Kauravas and the Pandavas for the city of Indraprastha. Historically, the city has long since been the foremost in political importance with successive dynasties choosing it as their seat of power, between the 13th and the 17th centuries.
The city’s importance lies not just in its past glory as the seat of empires and magnificent monuments, but also in the rich and diverse cultures. No wonder chroniclers of Delhi culture – from Chand Bardai and Amir Khusro to present day’s writers – have never been at a loss for topics. In Delhi, you will discover that the city is sprinkled with dazzling gems: captivating ancient monuments, fascinating museums and art galleries, architectural wonders, a vivacious performing-arts scene, fabulous eating places and bustling markets.

Delhi has been the political hub of India. Every political activity in the country traces its roots here. This was true even of the mythological era. The Pandavas of the Mahabharata had their capital at Indraprastha, which is believed to have been geographically located in today’s Delhi.

Local language: English is generally used for official and business purposes; Hindi is spoken by most of the people.

The Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) is 15 kms or 35mins (by road) from The Ashok. Modes of Transportation include Radio taxis, Airport Shuttle, Hotel Limousine cars. Approximate 1 way Cost form the Airport to the Convention centre is INR/USD( 1USD=INR 65) : Radio Cabs- INR 800/ USD 12.30, Airport Shuttle- INR 200/ USD 3.07 and Hotel Car= INR 2200/ USD 33.84

4. Connectivity

The Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) situated 15 Kilometres from The Ashok. The airport is well connected domestically as well as internationally. Domestic Airlines – Air India, Jet Airways, Indigo, Spice Jet, Air Costa, Vistara and International Airlines -Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Qatar Airlines, British Airways, Etihad, Saudi Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, Thai Airways, Oman Airways, Air Asian, Gulf Air, and Air Arabia operates from and to this airport.


5. List of Hotels


Name of Hotel Distance from Vigyan Bhavan (Conference venue) Telephone (+91)-011 Telephone (+91)-011 Capacity Room/ Suites E-mail
The Ashok 2.9 km 26110101 26876060 550
The Lalit 2.1 km 44447777 44441234 461
Le Meridien 0.9 km 23710101 23714545 358
Shangri-La’s – Eros 1.1 km 41191919 41191988 320
The Taj Mahal Hotel (Man Singh) 0.7 km 66566162 23026070 294
The Taj (SP Marg) 6.6 km 26110202
The Oberoi 2.5 km 2389 0505 2389 0582 258
The Leela Palace 4.7 km 3933 1234 3933 1235 254
The Imperial 1.5 km 23341234 41501234 235
The Park 2 km 23743000 23744000 220
The Metropolitan 2.6 km 42500200 42500300 178
Janpath 0.3 km 24360303 24360233 150
The Claridges 1.3 km 39555000 23010625 125
Maurya Hotel, SP Marg 6.2 km 26112233 440
Raddison Blu Marina 2.7 km 46909090 90 place.html
Vivanta by Taj- Ambassador 1.3 km 66261000 24632252 88
The Hans 2 km 66150000 66150000 77
The Lodhi 2.7 km 43633333 43633335 40
The Corus 2.5 km 43652222 43652244 30