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Venue: India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Venue of the COPASAH Global Symposium on Citizenship, Governance and Accountability in Health, is India Habitat Centre (IHC). IHC is located in the South Central part of New-Delhi on the Lodhi Road. Spread over an area of nine acres the IHC campus is an example of architectural excellence with a unique interplay of institutions, supporting infrastructure and facilities like that of conference venues, auditoria, hospitality area, library and resource centre, and art galleries. The campus is wi-fi enabled.

India Habitat Centre (IHC),
Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110003
Phone: +91-011-24682001-05

Getting to the Venue
The venue can be reached easily from the international airport, domestic airport and different railway stations.
International Airport
15 Kms
30 mins
Domestic Airport
12 Kms
20 mins
New Delhi Railway Station
07 Kms
15 mins
Old Delhi Railway Station
16 Kms
30 mins
Connaught Place
05 Kms
07 mins
India Gate
03 Kms
05 mins

About Delhi

Delhi takes pride in being the capital city of India and the political hub apart from being an historical abode to many dynasties. A vibrant melting pot, it encapsulates two very different worlds, the 'old' and the 'new', each representing delectably different experiences. It has many captivating ancient monuments, magnificent museums, a vivacious performing-arts scene and some of the happening places to try out different delicacies. Delhi blends within its folds the cultural variety of India. Delhi is not just a name, it is a feeling.

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Some Places to Explore Around Delhi

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Red Fort:
A 17th century fort complex, constructed in the walled city of Old Delhi, it dates from the very peak of Mughal Power. Built by the Mughal Emperor, Shahjahan in 1648 it is a designated UNESCO World heritage site now. The planning and aesthetics of this Fort represent the zenith of Mughal creativity which prevailed during the reign of Emperor Shah Jahan.

Qutub Minar:
A fine example of early Afghan architecture, its construction started immediately after the defeat of the last Hindu kingdom in Delhi in 1193 as a symbol of victory. It is surrounded by several other ancient and medieval structures and ruins, collectively known as the Qutub complex.

Humayun's Tomb: Declared as UNESCO world heritage site, it was commissioned in 1562 AD by the Mughal Ruler, Humayun's widow. It is the first mature example of Mughal architecture and the first structure to use red sand stone on a massive scale.

India Gate:
Situated in the heart of New Delhi, India Gate was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, inspired by the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. It was built in 1931. Originally known as the All India War Memorial, it is a prominent landmark in Delhi and commemorates the 90,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who lost their lives while fighting for the British Empire in World War I and the Third Anglo-Afghan War.

Lotus Temple:
The Bahá'í House of Worship in New Delhi is popularly known as the Lotus Temple due to its lotus flower-like shape. It was completed in 1986

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Delhi Haat:
This vivid food and craft bazaar makes one feel like one is in a traditional weekly village market, called a 'HAAT' It is one of Delhi's most adored leisure spot beautifully reclaimed on a storm water drain. It offers an exotic blend of delicious regional foods, shopping and events.

Connaught Place:
Shaped like a horse-shoe this place is meant to be lucky for both the shoppers and shopkeepers. It has been modeled after the Royal Crescent in Bath, England and was made by the Britishers in 1931. No trip to Delhi can be complete without a shopping spree in CP, the heart of Delhi.

Janpath Market:
This popular and bubbling Delhi market has something for everyone. This tourist strip sells the usual trinkets from everywhere in India and Tibet, and it's a great place to shop for things to take back home. Haggle hard. Chandni Chowk: It is one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi. Built in 17th century by Shah Jahan and designed by his daughter Jahan Ara, the market was once divided by canals to reflect moonlight, hence the name Chandni. A pure pandemonium, an exploration of its winding, narrow alleyways is certainly an adventure.

Khan Market:
The market for the elite, it has been rated as the costliest retail location in India. It is situated in one of the greenest pockets of the city, very close to the famed Lodhi Gardens.


Citizens of all countries require a valid passport to visit India (Delhi) and an appropriate visa. Visa must be obtained abroad from an Indian Mission. If any foreign delegate is attending the conference, approvals from Nodal Ministry, MHA and MEA need to be taken. To get visa for participants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, and foreigners of Pakistan origin settled in other countries, the information on the particular format to be given and sent to the Symposium Secretariat at least 10 weeks before the commencement of their travel. The Ministry of Home Affairs will send necessary instructions to the respective ministries once the approval is granted by the departments concerned.

Health Regulation
A valid yellow-fever certificate is mandatory for all individuals (including infants) who have been even in transit in Africa or South Africa or Papua New Guinea six days prior to their arrival for the Symposium. The certificate becomes valid 10 days after vaccination. India does not require immunization against small pox or cholera.

Climate/Temperature In Delhi
The timings of the Symposium i.e. October The autumn/fall begins in Delhi, with low levels of humidity, wherein the temperature ranges between 32°-33° / 20°-21°. Recommended Clothing: Light cotton clothes are appropriate for travel.