9th International Conference on Geomorphology (9th ICG) 6th - 11th November 2017
Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi

Organized By: Indian Institute of Geomorphologists (IGI)

General Information

Entry into India

All foreigners entering India must have a valid passport. Request for official invitation in support of visa application, please refer to Visa Procedure.


The official language of the country is English. English is widely spoken in Delhi and the rest of the country except in rural areas.

Program changes

Please visit the Program page of website for regular updates.

Final Program

The final program will be provided in the delegate bag.


The official Indian currency is INR Rupees Credit cards such as American Express, MasterCard, and Visa Card are widely accepted at hotels. All convertible foreign currencies are exchangeable at major banks; airport and hotels Business hours are 10:00 am - 04:30 pm


There are many department stores, souvenir shops near hotels.

Open time

10:00 am - 9:00 pm (excluding Sunday and public holiday)


230-240V, 50 HZ. Sockets accept round pins. Should you wish to use appliances of 110 volts, some hotels may provide adaptors on request. It is advisable to carry universal adaptors.



Universal Travel Adaptors

Universal Travel Adaptors

Time zone

India is: GMT + 5½ Hrs


Participants are encouraged to obtain travel insurance (medical, personal accident and luggage) in their home country prior to departure

Arrival & Departure

Direct International Flights to Delhi

Delhi is well connected to all major international airports in Asia, Europe and North America. All leading airlines operate direct and connecting flights from Delhi.

Reaching Delhi Via Other Major Points of Entry

The airports at the all major metro cities of Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad and Kolkata are well-connected with international destinations, and offer convenient onward connections to Delhi . for those who are planning to take pre or post tours to other parts of India, it may make more sense to contact the Official PCO - Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. to help you with planning your travel at travel@icg2017.com

Both terminals (domestic & international) of the Delhi airport are disabled friendly and are well connected to the city via Metro , Buses and Taxis. You can also book your airport transfer in advance with Conference Managers to avoid any inconvenience on your arrival.


For international flights, passengers are usually required to check in 3 Hrs prior to flight departure (2 Hrs for first or business class)

Travel Insurance

Participants are reminded that it is advisable to obtain travel insurance. Such insurance should cover payment for your medical care in the case of hospitalization as well as the cost of repatriation to your home country if that should become necessary.

The Organizers do not take responsibility for any individual, medical, travel or personal insurance. Participants are advised to secure their own insurance policies as necessary.

Banking & Currency

The currency in India is the INR (Indian National Rupee), which comes in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1,000. Please use authorized money changers and banks to change currency. They will issue a certificate of exchange which is required at the time of re-conversion of any unused currency. Under the Foreign Exchange Management Act 1999, it is an offence to exchange foreign currency other than through authorized money changers or banks. The currency may be exchanged at the airport on arrival. The currency exchange facility will also be made available at the conference venue.

Most bank ATMs honor Visa, Visa Electron, Master & Maestro cards & you may use these ATMs also to withdraw money. One such ATM is available at the venue. Most hotels, shops & other establishments accept credit cards. Master & VISA cards are accepted at almost all such establishments whereas some of them accept Diners & American Express cards as well.


During November the temperature in Delhi ranges between 20 - 25 ºC.

Time Zone

The official time zone of India is GMT + 5½ Hrs


Please consult with your physician regarding health precautions prior to visiting India. If you are coming from or have visited Africa, South America or an area infected with Yellow Fever within five days prior to your arrival in India, proof of inoculation against Yellow Fever is required.


The Country Code for INDIA is +91.

The City Code for DELHI is 011.

Landline numbers in major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai & Hyderabad have eight digits whereas the numbers in smaller cities could have only 4-7 digits. All mobile numbers are 10 digits & begin with 7, 8 & 9.

Area Codes in India are referred to as STD codes. STD codes for some major cities are:

Delhi: 11

Mumbai: 22

Kolkata: 33

Chennai: 44

Bangalore: 80

Hyderabad: 40

Dialing India

Landline: International access code (00 or +) followed by 91, then STD CODE followed by Landline no. Eg. +91 40 XXXXXXXX

Mobile: International access code (00 or +) followed by 91 and the 10-digit Mobile no. Eg. +91 XXXXXXXXXX.

Dialing within India

From Indian landline to Indian landline

Local call: Landline no. (Ex. 45600000)

Long distance call: 0 then STD Code followed by Landline no. (Ex. 011 45600000)

From Indian landline to Indian Mobile

Local call -10 digits Mobile no. (Ex. 9900990099)

Long distance call - 0 followed by 10 digits Mobile no. (Ex. 0 9900990099)

From Indian Mobile to Indian landline

Local or Long distance calls - 0 followed by STD Code, followed by Landline no (Ex. 040 45600000)

From Indian Mobile to Indian Mobile

Local Call - 10 digits Mobile no. (Ex. 9900990099)

Long distance call - 0 followed by 10 digits Mobile no. (Ex. 0 9900990099)

Dialing out of India to an International number

The international access code when dialing out of India is 00 (or + when dialing from a mobile phone).

In India both GSM & CDMA (WLL) mobile systems are present. Please contact your mobile service providers to check their roaming partners & tariffs in India. Indian SIM cards may be made sold on request.


Tipping is optional but a common practice in India. The usual practice is leaving a 5-10% tip for the services provided.

Drinking Water

Tap water is not purified for drinking. Unless you have access to a water filter, or are sure water has been boiled, it is safer to stick to bottled water. Avoid ice in your drinks outside your hotel.

Smoking Policy

All conference rooms and public areas in the venue are strict no-smoking zones. Smoking in public areas (eg. hotels, airports, restaurants) & transportation (eg. airlines, railways, cars & coaches) is a punishable offence in India. However airports major hotels etc. are equipped with smoking zones.


The host organization and its sponsors are not liable for personal accidents or losses or damages to private property of attendees of the congress.

Personal Property

Please take good care of your personal property. The organizers and staff at the venues are not responsible for any loss or damage to personal property.

Key Contacts for Assistance

Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. has been appointed as the official PCO (Professional Conference Organizers for IGC ). For any assistance, please write to: secretariat@icg2017.com

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