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Hotels Near MRIIRS

The conference will be held at Manav Rachna International Institute of Research Studies, Faridabad, India, which is marked by a black rectangle on the map below.  This map is from, and shows the hotels in the area as price tags which indicate the price per night in US dollars.

The conference hotel is the Vivanta by Taj (which is marked by a "sold out" tag on the map), a 5-star hotel known for comfort and elegance.  Listed on hotel booking websites as $136 USD per night, APCDA guests have the very special price of $104 per night.  See reservation instructions below. A free shuttle bus will be available between this hotel and the conference venue. 

Other large hotels in the area include the Park Plaza Faridabad ($88, behind the $25 tag) and the Goldfinch ($63).  There are many OYO Hotels in the area (apartment houses with a few units converted to hotel rooms costing $45 to $20).  Some OYO locations are restricted to Indian citizens only.  Other relatively large hotels in the area are the Hotel Sewe Grand Faridabad ($41) and Vibe By The LaLiT ($47).  Please note that the prices refer to the locations marked on the map above and may differ when you try to reserve a room.  To reserve a room at any of these hotels, we recommend using

Unfortunately, The Vivanta by Taj has another conference arriving on March 14.  But they will move our suitcases (and will transport you, if you wish) to the Ambassador Hotel in the Embassy section of New Delhi on March 14, so we can enjoy the tour on March 15.  The Ambassador Hotel is more centrally located, but slightly more expensive. Click here for more information about these hotels.

To reserve a room for the nights March 7  —  14 at INR 7250 (about $104 USD), click here.

To reserve a room for the nights March 14  —  16 at INR 9000 (about $128 USD), click here.

When you click on these links, you will see the reservation form at the right.  Click on "Adults" to change the number of people in the room and on Check In or Check Out to change these dates.  When you dates are within the ranges listed, the prices will decrease to the ones listed.  Note that the Ambassador charges an extra fee for the breakfast for a second person (one person is INR 8000 and two people is INR 9000).  Taxes will be added to the price you pay.

Transport in India

The Indira Gandhi International Airport is on the south west side of Delhi, and our venue is on the south east side.  Depending on traffic, it could take as little as 50 minutes or as much as 2 hours or more to reach the conference venue.  Plan to arrive early.

An excellent article on transportation from the airport to your hotel is published by TripSavvy

Uber can be used in India, and there is also a local alternative to Uber called Ola.

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