General Information

Weather and Time Zone Information

In December, temperatures in Visakhapatnam usually range between a maximum of 28°C in the daytime and a minimum of 19°C at night. Current weather conditions in the area can be found at: accuweather.com/en/in/visakhapatnam/202192/december-weather/202192

Standard Time

The standard time in INDIA is GMT/UTC +5:30 hours.

Electricity

Electricity in India is 220 volts, 50 cycle AC. Most U.S. appliances require a converter and an adapter to operate, although some dual-voltage items such as laptops may only require an adapter. Most European appliances also require an adapter as India uses a 3-prong outlet system that is smaller than most Continental plugs.

Currency

The currency in India is the INR. Most of the restaurants, and cafes accept Credit cards are widely accepted. ATMs are widely available throughout the city, dispensing notes up to INR 25,000 (in denominations of 2000, 500, 200 and 100).

Identification

Always carry your passport or official ID for identification purposes and keep them safe.

Official Language

In India is Hindi & English and Telugu is the native language of Visakhapatnam, but all tourism and conferences information is in English.

Emergency Contacts

Police – 100, Fire Station – 101, Emergency Medical Services – 108

ONCE AT VISAKHAPATNAM

Registration: Registration desks along with refreshments are at the airport as well as the venue.

Logistics: The shuttle between airport to hotel and Vice-Versa; and from hotel to the conference venue and vice-versa will be complementary for all the delegates.

HOTEL INFORMATION

A list of selected Hotels with the Conference Preferential rates in India is enclosed.

List of Hotels (PDF)

Complimentary shuttles will be provided to and fro between AMTZ and all major hotels in the City.
Participants are kindly requested to make their own hotel reservations by sending their travel dates and credit card details directly to the hotel. Consider that the payment of your hotel room is your own responsibility.

GETTING AROUND: PRE & POST CONFERENCE TOURS

Major tourist locations in and around Visakhapatnam include:

Religious Spaces Simhachalam, Ramakrishna Mission, Kali Temple, Totlakonda, Ross Hill, Bavikonda,
Parks Kailasagiri, Vuda Park, Lumbini Park
Beaches Ramakrishnan Beach, Rushikonda, Bheemli, Appikonda, Yarada Beach, Gangavaram Beach, Mutyalampalem Beach and Creek
Historical Places Victory At Sea, Kurupam Tomb,
Museums Submarine Museum, Aircraft Museum, Visakha Museum
Nature Dolphin’s Nose, Aaraku Valley, Mudasarlova, Pavurala Konda, Geo Park (Erramatti Dibbalu), Borra Caves, Ananthagiri

For more tourist spots please visit: visakhapatnam.nic.in/tourism.html

Adventure Sports:

Scuba Diving: Scuba diving is a sport which just about any yachtsman can enjoy, regardless of age.

Sunrise Kayaking: Sunrise kayaking adventures is one of the loved Water Sports of vizag. It is perfect sport for tourists seeking adventure as well as those who want to have speed thrilling and fun experience.

Sea Kayaking: Kayaking is best water sport for those who want fun & challenge on the flowing rivers and beach fed by the Rushikonda hills. Enjoy beach pace that soothes the soul and discover the joy and wholesome experience of exploring by kayak. The most fun way to experience kayaking and paddling for the first time.

Snorkelling: It is a very Adventures water sport everyone will enjoy. you will have the chance to see different kinds of marine life and discovering the natural beauty of under-water located near Rushikonda.

Paragliding: Paragliding is one of the best aero sport. It is the recreational and competitive adventure sport of flying Para gliders lightweight, foot-launched glider aircraft. all you need is free time to experience amazing adventures.

Speed Boat: Now one need go to Goa or Dubai to enjoy the thrilling ride over sea. Vizag offers numerous opportunities for adventure at rushikonda. Water sport lovers will surely enjoy the thrill of a Speed Boat Ride.

Paint Ball: Paintball is an action-packed sport that provides you a real time experience of a battle field. Paintball is played with a potentially limitless variety of rules and variations, which are specified before the game.

Camping: Camping is a recreational activity in which participants take up temporary residence in the outdoors, usually using tents or specially designed or adapted vehicles for shelter.

Zip Lining: Zip-liner is an incredible adventure which gives you a bird’s eye view of the surrounding hills, meadows etc. Your adventure will begin with trained guides leading you with the best safety equipment. Buckle up to feel the best zip-lining experience. Bring your friends to kambalakonda hills to experience that.

For further details please visit: liveinadventures.com

Other Major Attractions Outside Visakhapatnam

A few popular destinations and trips are enlisted below for delegates to soak in the diverse culture and spectacular landscapes of this vibrant country:

Golden Triangle: India’s famous Golden Triangle covers three of the most captivating cities of the country – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Abundant with grand architectural buildings and historical forts and heritage-filled palaces, these cities offer tourists a breathtaking view into India’s glorious art and culture past.

The Temples of South India: Many people think the skyscraper is a modern invention. Think again. In South India, people were building towering, multi-storey gopurams (temple towers) centuries before most of the world peeked above the ground floor. The distinctive architecture of South India is a world away from the narrow, angular temple style of the north. Here, temples cover whole city quadrants, enclosed by statue-covered gateway towers that climb as high as office blocks. Visit the magnificent and culturally rich ancient temples of South India.

Goa: Goa, a state on India's West coast, is a former Portuguese colony with a rich history. Spread over 3,700 km² with a population of approximately 1.4 million, Goa is small by Indian standards. It has a unique mix of Indian and Portuguese cultures and architecture that attracts an estimated 2.5 million visitors each year.

Kerala: Kerala state in Southern India, is known as a tropical paradise of waving palms and wide, sandy beaches. Kerala is also known by God's own Country. It is a narrow strip of coastal territory that slopes down the Western Ghats in a cascade of lush, green vegetation and reaches the Arabian sea. Kerala borders the states of Tamil Nadu to the east and Karnataka to the north. It is also known for its backwaters, mountains, coconuts, spices and art forms like Kathakali and Mohini Attam. It is the most literate state in India, and a land of diverse religions, where you can find Hindu temples, mosques, churches, and even synagogues. With world-class sporting options, Ayurvedic spas and treatments, eco-tourism initiatives, beautiful tall blue mountains, pristine rain forests, golden beaches and an enormous range of accommodation, Kerala has much to offer the visitor.