With the splendid Himalayan ranges in the north and an endless stretch of golden
beaches in the south, India is a vivid kaleidoscope of landscapes, magnificent historical
sites, royal cities, rich culture and incomparable hospitality. Being the oldest
civilization of the world, India boasts a fascinating amalgamation of traditional
In the recent years India has emerged as one of the most sought after MICE destination.
India provides an impressive combination of accommodation and other conference support
facilities to hold a successful conference. High-tech facilities matching global
standards are offered at conference and meeting venues in India.
India is projected as a credible MICE destination through an impressive combination
of accommodation and other conference support facilities to hold a successful Conference.
Some of the laudable venues are - Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi, Hyderabad International
Convention Centre (HICC) at Hyderabad, Centre Point, Renaissance Hotel and Convention
Center in Mumbai, the Jaypee Hotels & International Convention Centre, Agra and
the Cochin Convention Centre, Kochi . Some important hotel chains like the Taj Group,
ITC-Welcomgroup, the Oberoi's, Meridien Hotels, Marriott Hotels also provide excellent
conference facilities. India provides facilities including convention centres, exhibition
centres, conference & banquet halls, accommodation in 5-star and 4-star hotels,
restaurants & bars.
India is in a constant process of upgrading its MICE facilities. As an emerging
globalized service industry, MICE is especially valued by national government for
its high growth potential, highly beneficial innovations, large opportunities for
employment, large industry associations and the efficient utilization of assets.
The Indian Government realizes the fact that the long-term sustainability of conference
business can be ensured through building an extensive network of allied infrastructure,
which ranges from availability of hotel rooms, excellent connectivity to the venue,
a well-developed transport network and other tourist attractions. The government
is providing financial support for developing international convention centres and
tourism related infrastructure.
India is easy to access from airports worldwide. It is also connected with a network
of several domestic airlines, which provide convenient connectivity within India.
In addition there is an elaborate network of surface transportation system. An excellent
Railway system runs through the entire country. Special trains like Palace on Wheels
and Royal Orient Express, comprising of air-conditioned cabins decorated in the
old Maharaja style, equipped with world class amenities to enhance the pleasure
of travelling. An excellent network of roads, national and state highways also makes
it congenial to travel.
Apart from world class facilities India is also a perfect destination for leisure
activities. From world's highest mountain peak to some of the best beaches, from
dry deserts to lush green forests, from the timeless Taj Mahal to bustling cities,
from backwaters to snow peaked mountains India has it all. India is also home to
a number of UNESCO World Heritage sites. For adventurous tourists attractions include
river rafting, river crossing, trekking, bungee jumping, rock climbing mountaineering,
Para- gliding, to name a few. The other recreational activities like Golf Course,
Yoga & Ayurveda Centre are also available. One can also find one of the world's
best spas here.
India's capabilities to host meetings, conferences and conventions have been proved
through several events in the past. If your organisation is searching for a rejuvenating
and inspirational destination for your next conference, meeting or incentive, look
no further than Incredible India.
What makes India different from any other destination is the myriad of experiences that it offers. It's a place that grows on you. This is one land where the ancient and the modern co-exist. India has literally everything that a visitor wants to experience and offers people a complete holiday both physical and mental. This is perhaps the reason why we have so many repeat visitors.
Presently, India is served by about 40 International airlines with weekly average seat capacity of 78000. Air India and other international airlines connect gateway cities of India globally. Thus India is within easy reach worldwide. Air India's Maharaja hospitality is well known around the world and it takes care of the needs of the passengers. Indian Airlines, Alliance Air, Jet Airways, Sahara and various other domestic airlines connect various tourist destinations, metro cities and towns of India. Indian Airlines also flies to some of the neighbouring cities like Kathmandu, Bangkok and Singapore, making India easily accessible by air.
Added to this and elaborate network of surface transportation system. There is an excellent railway system running through the entire country. All important cities are connected with state-of-the-art 'Shatabadi and Rajdhani' express trains. special trains like Palace on wheels and Royal Orient express, comprising air-conditioned saloons decorated in old maharaja style offer guests a chance to stay on the train and visit colourful Rajasthan and fascinating Gujarat.
Two of the largest convention centres in the country continue to be Vigyan Bhawan and Ashok Hotel in New Delhi besides conference facilities in the other important hotel chains like Taj Group of hotels, Welcome group and Oberois etc. the exhibition industry has also gained fresh impetus as Pragati Maidan in New Delhi is now the premier exhibition venue with 62000 sq.mtrs. of areas. the other important conference centres in the country are Agra, Jaipur, Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Kolkata, Mumbai & Hyderabad.
With the expansion in the network of airlines operation on the domestic routes, better tourist surface transport systems including the Indian railways, new centres of information technology, many new convention hotels and meeting facilities, India is now ready to position and market itself as an important MICE destination.