Noida or Gautam Budhha Nagar is an urban area located near Delhi - the capital of India. It comes in the province of state of Uttar Pradesh under the organization of the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (Noida). This conurbation came into existence on 17 April in the year of 1976. That is why the day is celebrated as "Noida Day". The city is also an abode to the Noida Film City.
Noida has acquired the position of the hub of software in the country. Almost all the famous MNCs have set their offices in here. As India persists to ride the IT wave, the city keeps on rising at the same rate.
Noida is a developing metropolis and is visited by businessmen and industrialists around the year. It presents many alternatives to the travellers. Radisson Blu Hotel, Park Plaza Hotel, Savoy Suites, Mosiac Botique Hotel are some of the most well-known inns in Noida. Apart from these hotels there are plentiful Lodges and hotels which offer grand accommodation at reasonable price. Here is the list of budget hotels that are available near IIPTF Venue.
Hotel Lemon Pie – Sector 62, near Fortis Hospital, Noida
Treebo Corporate Suites - Sector 62, Noida, Noida
Ginger Hotel - Sector - 63, Sector 62, Noida
Ascent Biz - Sector 62 Noida, Noida
Tavisha Villa - Sector 43, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301
Hotel Orange Pie – Sector - 66, Noida 201301, India
Fortune Hotel – District Centre, Sector 23, Sanjay Nagar, Ghaziabad
Mahagun Sarovar Portico Suites – Sector-3, Vaishali, Ghaziabad
Noida is now a fully fledged industrial, residential and institutional locality which witnesses significant inflow of residents, students and working mass round the year. It is very well connected by road with Delhi and Haryana. Worlds of Wonder and Okhla Bird Sanctuary are two popular attractions here apart from many malls and known eateries.
To reach Noida, one has to board a flight till Delhi. On arrival at Delhi airport, private cabs can be hired to reach Noida.
• Distance between Airport to Venue – 31 km (Approx)
• Approximate Travelling Time – 1 hour – 30 minutes (Approx)
Several buses of Delhi Road Transport Corporation ply between Noida and Delhi at frequent intervals. The best way to reach Noida from any part of north India is to board state or private buses till Delhi, all of which connect Delhi with rest of north India and then take an auto or cab to reach Noida.
• Use the direct route from Delhi to Noida via the DND Flyway
• Nizamuddin Bridge to Sector 62 is around 12 KM and about half an hour drive.
Noida is not connected by rail directly. The nearest railway stations are Anand Vihar and Ghaziabad. One can board trains till either of these stations. Another way to reach Noida by train is to travel till New Delhi or Old Delhi Railway Station and then take a bus, metro or cab to reach Noida. Plenty of trains connect Delhi with all major cities and small towns of India.
• Distance between New Delhi Railway Station to Venue – 18 km (Approx)
• Approximate Travelling Time –60 minutes (Approx)
• Distance between Nizzamuddin Railway Station to Venue – 17 km (Approx)
• Approximate Travelling Time – 40 minutes (Approx)
Expo centre is easily accessible via National Highway 24 that connects Noida and Delhi. The venue is located 15 minutes away from Ghaziabad Railway station and also about 15 minutes away from Noida City Centre and Vaishali Metro Station (Ghaziabad). Local bus station is within 1 minute of walking distance.
• Noida Metro - The nearest metro station to sector 62 is WAVE CITY CENTRE. Board the metro from Delhi and straight reach to City Centre. Downstairs you'll find many public vehicles.
• Ghaziabad Metro - From any Delhi metro station, take metro and reach Rajiv Chowk and from there de-board at Kaushambi metro station. From here, you can get auto or cab.
The surrounding area of the Expo centre is filled with all the major corporate houses, MNCs, industrial houses and heavily populated Residential Complexes. Expo centre Noida is located near Akshardham Temple which is renowned heritage site in Delhi.
Noida strike a chord with almost all kinds of visitors as the different Noida tourist places are as interesting as they are diverse. Other attractions include;
Gautam Budh Park – Sector 95, Noida
Noida Golf Course – Sector - 38 Noida
Iskcon Temple – Sector 33, Noida
Immanuel Marthoma Church – Sector-50, Noida
Peer Baba Ki Mazar – Sector 17, Noida
Okhla Bird Sanctuary – Okhla Barrage, Sector 95, Noida
Stupa 18 Art Gallery – Sector 15A, Noida
City Forest – Indraprastha Marg, Ghaziabad
Winter season can get really chilly, especially at night. The season in February can remains very cold. It is advisable to carry some warm clothes. Temperatures go down considerably as low as 3 to 4°C at the climax of winter. In February, according to the weather experts, the temperature will hovers around 24 °C (77 °F), while at night; the temperatures may fall around 8 °C (48 °F).
Indian currency notes come in denominations of Rs 1,000, 500, 100, 50, and 10. Coins come in denominations of Rupees 10, 5, 2 and 1.
Traveller's cheques can be cashed at licensed moneychangers' and at most good hotels. Banks are open on all days except Sundays, but some do not do foreign exchange. Major credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, and American Express) are widely accepted in most business establishments in India, but not in local bazaars.
Ratty Money: Vendors will not accept damaged currency notes - ones with big holes in them or those that have been ripped in two and taped back together. Some vendors will, however, attempt to pass off damaged notes onto unsuspecting and trusting foreigners. Ensure that you inspect your change after purchases. If ratty notes are detected, demand a replacement right on the spot. You'll get it, usually with a smile that seems to say, ''Ok, you caught me!''
This is import: Do not change your money with touts on the street, even if they are offering better rates. You, as a foreigner, may not recognise counterfeit. Also, ensure that you retain the receipt from the approved moneychanger when you change your money into Rupees. You will most likely be asked to show the receipt when changing your excess Rupees back to dollars/euros at the airport. This practice is to ensure that you didn't unwittingly change your money on the black market.
India voltage is 220-240 volts AC, 50 hertz. On request, most hotels will provide transformers to visitors with electrical appliances of a different voltage, such as 110-120 volts, 60 hertz. If shopping for electrical appliances, do remember to check the voltage of the item against the acceptable voltage in your home country. The power plugs used in India are of the three-pin, round-shaped type.
Some species of mosquitoes carry malaria, but mosquitoes are seldom seen during the winter - they are most prevalent in the shoulder seasons between winter and summer. Our advice is to consult your doctor prior to departure and take his/her advice on what medication or precautions (if any) to take.
Medication: If you are on some sort of medication, ask your pharmacist for the generic name. Then, if you lose your medication, you can pick up the equivalent in India - most likely at a quarter of the price you paid in North America, Europe or Australia.