Travel

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. Please consult the following list of questions if you need any help with your travel plans.


ITH is the single agent we have appointed for all those who want to book accommodation for the OWC 2017. They can provide accommodation ranging from $50 onwards. Use the contact information below if you wish to reserve accommodation with International Travel House.

Mr. Sudip Sinha
Business Head-MICE
International Travel House Limited
T-2, Community Centre, Sheikh Sarai, Phase-I
New Delhi- 110 017, INDIA
Tel: +91-11-26071808
Mob: +91 9711155780
Email: sudipsinha@ith.co.in

New Delhi has an international airport (Indira Gandhi International Airport). For more information, please visit: Delhi Airport. Find information about transport to and from the airport here. (*Note: Some hotels may arrange transport to and from the airport.) For those travellers coming from other areas in India or from nearby countries, it may also be possible to travel to New Delhi by train or bus.
There are four main modes of transportation in New Delhi: metro, bus, auto rickshaw and taxi. For more information on public transport in New Delhi, please visit: Local Transportation in Delhi. A New Delhi metro map can be found here.
The India Exposition Mart Ltd. is in Greater Noida, about an hour drive from central Delhi. You can take the metro blue line (towards Noida City Centre) to Botanical Garden and from there you can get private transport to the venue. For more information on how to get to the venue, please visit the India Exposition Mart's transport facilities page.

Click here to see the venue location on Google maps.
Well before travelling to India, consult your doctor and make sure all your routine vaccines are up to date. There are also a number of other vaccines that are recommended. For more information, please visit: Health Information for Travellers to India.

*Note: anyone coming from countries that have a high risk of yellow fever will be required to prove that they have been vaccinated before being allowed to enter India. For more information on yellow fever, please click here.
Travellers should take care regarding health and safety. You can find tips about health and safety in India here, as well as some more specific tips for New Delhi and precautions women should take here.

Visa

Almost everyone requires a visa to travel to India: Visa Policy of India. So, make sure to get all the documentation you need before travelling.


  1. The foreign participant should submit online application for conference Visa at www.indianvisaonline.gov.in immediately.
  2. Indian Missions abroad are authorized to issue Conference Visas to delegates on production of an invitation letter from the organiser, a copy of no objection letter from Ministry of Home Affairs (Foreigners Division) and a copy of the communication from the Ministry of External Affairs conveying political clearance.
  3. However, visa for participants from (1) Afghanistan (2) Iraq (3) Pakistan (4) Sudan (5) Foreigners of Pakistani origin (6) Stateless person can be issued only after MHA Clearance.

    Therefore, online application for Visa must be made at least 60 days in advance. Simultaneously, information about the participants from these countries should also be made available to the Foreigners Division, Ministry of Home Affairs in the format given below:
  4. S.No Name Father's/Husband's Name Date of Birth Nationality & Passport No. Date of Issue Place of Issue Date of expiry Online Visa Application Number Address in Country of Residence
  5. If the number of participants from/of the above mentioned countries is more than 15, the information should be provided in soft copy (in excel (x.ls) format) in CD (in Triplicate) also.
  6. Applicants / list of participants from the above mentioned countries not submitted in time are liable to be summarily rejected.

Please click here to download the no objection letter from the Ministry of Home Affairs (Foreigners Division).


Accomodation

Participants are responsible for their accommodation during their stay. Please find below a list of information to help you with your choice.


ITH is the single agent we have appointed for all those who want to book accommodation for the OWC 2017. They can provide accommodation ranging from $50 onwards. Use the contact information below if you wish to reserve accommodation with International Travel House.

Mr. Sudip Sinha
Business Head-MICE
International Travel House Limited
T-2, Community Centre, Sheikh Sarai, Phase-I
New Delhi- 110 017, INDIA
Tel: +91-11-26071808
Mob: +91 9711155780
Email: sudipsinha@ith.co.in

The venue is located in Greater Noida (about an hour drive from central Delhi). You can find a list of hotels recommended by the India Exposition Mart here. Alternatively, here are some websites that are useful for booking accommodation, however, please read the reviews carefully before making your choice: Booking.com, Agoda, Airbnb.

*Note: Be sure to book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Accommodation prices vary according to your preferences and budget. By checking your arrival and departure dates on Booking.com, you can get a good idea of the prices you can expect to pay. Travellers can find cheaper/budget hotels or hostels in Paharganj or Karol Bagh, however, these areas are overcrowded which can be overwhelming for some visitors.


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