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About Northeast India
Northeast India is composed of eight states viz. Assam, Arunachal, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and Sikkim. Geographically, this region occurs at the juxtaposition of Indo-Malaya, Indo-China, Indo-Myanmar and Indo-Bangladesh and joins the foot-hill of Himalayan Mountains. Basically, the region represents sub-tropical belt that extends from the foothill of Himalaya in the west to southeast China in the east. Besides, the Himalayan temperate and sub-alpine zone extends from Northern Pakistan and adjacent Afghanistan through Northeast India. The immense variety of the climatic and edaphic factor in this region pay the way for a great range of ecological habitats for the Northeast India. The region also shows wide topographical variations that vary from the flood plains of Assam to highest mountain peaks of Khanchanzonga (8586 m) in Sikkim. Hence, this zone is rich in biodiversity and the home of several endemic species.
Assam is situated in the North-eastern part of India, which is one of the richest biodiversity zones in the world. It consists of tropical rainforests, deciduous forests, riverine grasslands, bamboo orchards and numerous wetland ecosystems. The state consists of world famous Kaziranga National Park (250 km from Guwahati) which is the home of world 70% Greater One horned or Indian rhino population and Manas National Park (140 km from Guwahati), a World Heritage Sites. The state is also well known worldwide for its tea and silk. The conference venue is in Gauhati University located at Guwahati city of the state Assam.
Guwahati, formerly known as Pragjyotishpur, is considered as the gateway to the north-east region of India. Guwahati is the capital city of Assam State. It is largest city of Northeast India. The city is situated on the bank of the River Brahmaputra and at an altitude of 55 meters above sea level. Guwahati experiences a subtropical humid climate. The weather here is not extreme and the average temperature ranges between 19° Celsius and 28° Celsius during the year. Humidity is inherent in Guwahati’s climate and it is often around 80-90%, except during the dry winter season.
Weather of Guwahati during conference
The climate normally is quite good in Guwahati during the month of February. The maximum temperatures stand up to 30°C and minimum of 17°C during that month. Participants are advised to carry light warm clothes.
How to reach Guwahati and the Conference venue
Guwahati is well connected and approachable by air, rail and road. The city has International Airport (Lokpriya GopinathBordoloi International Airport, Borjhar, Guwahati)and well connected with all the major cities of India (Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai). The Foreign and Indian Nationals can directly fly to Guwahati or via any other international airport of India. Train travellers can book up to Guwahati/ Kamakhya Railway station.
The Gauhati University (conference venue) is at a distance of 16 km from Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Borjhar, Guwahati, Assam. On the other hand, it is only 5 km distance from Kamakhya Railway station and 10 km from Guwahati Railway station. Bus and Taxi service can be availed from airport as well as railway station.
Help desks service will be provided during conference period for convenience of the participants.
We encourage participants to take stay/hotel/lodge near to the conference venue, for example, Maligaon/Jalukbari /Airport/Amingaon and or east-west corridor of Guwahati such as Boragaon, near Inter State Bus Terminus, Lokra area etc.. Otherwise you may have traffic congestions during the working hours while reaching the conference venue.
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Radisson Blu Hotel Guwahati
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