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Venue of the Conference

The Vigyan Bhavan building

Vigyan Bhavan is a premier convention centre of Government of India in New Delhi. Built in 1956, over the years it has been the venue of conferences of national and international stature, seminars and award ceremonies attended by distinguished world leaders and dignitaries.

It is strategically located in one of the most beautiful areas in New Delhi next to the Vice President's Estate and India Gate. Overlooking lush green lawns, it is in the walking environs of Gallery of Modern Art, the National Museum, and other sites of tourist interest.

The main feature of the complex is the Plenary Hall, with a seating capacity of over 1200 persons. It also has six smaller halls with capacities ranging from 65 to 375 persons. The building also has an Office block for on-site offices / secretariat / documentation centre etc., a Business centre, an Exhibition hall, and a separate Media centre in the annexed building.

Outside of the Vigyan Bhavan building with different flags
People sitting in the Planary hall


Vigyan Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road, Man Singh Road Area
New Delhi, India


Participants are requested to make their own arrangements for accommodation, including payment, directly with the hotels. Block bookings have been made by UNESCO at negotiated rates at the four hotels listed here below on bed and breakfast basis. Requests for accommodation in these hotels will be dealt on a first-come-first serve basis.

Samrat Hotel in New DelhiStarStarStarStar

In Lutyen's city of Delhi where the past co-exists with the present in many ways, the welcoming Hotel Samrat enjoys one of the finest addresses in Delhi. The hotel is within reach of business arenas, shopping malls, and various cultural and monumental attractions, away from the crowded hubs of east and north Delhi. The beautiful structure adorned with the Jodhpur Stones amidst the green scenic beauty of Central Delhi, attempts to match your high expectations on the ground. With a choice of 255 single and exotic bedrooms.

Samrat Hotel webpage

Hans Plaza in New DelhiStarStarStarStar

The Hans Plaza, New Delhi, is centrally located in the business district. The hotel offers sweeping views of the cityscape. It features free parking, three dining options, and rooms with satellite TV and Wi-Fi connectivity. The Hans Plaza comes with contemporary decor and central air-conditioning in all the rooms. Rooms have an en suite bathroom with a bathtub/cubicle shower and have an option of a king or twin bed. The Hans Plaza is 20 kms away from the airport, 0 meters from The Metro Station, and 3 kms from New Delhi Railway Station.

Hans Plaza webpage

Hotel AshokStarStarStarStarStar

The Hotel is 2 kms from Rashtrapati Bhavan (Presidential Palace), 15 kms from Indira Gandhi International Airport, 10 kms from Domestic Airport, 9 kms from New Delhi Railway Station, 6 kms from Connaught Place (commercial shopping district), 6 kms from Pragati Maidan (venue of trade exhibitions and fairs).

The Ashok Hotel webpage

The Janpath HotelStarStarStarStar

Situated in the commercial hub of Lutyen's Delhi, the Janpath Hotel is located at 20 kms from International Airport, 15 kms from Domestic Airport, 2 kms from New Delhi Railway Station, 1 kms from Connaught Place.

The Janpath Hotel webpage

Practical information

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