Travel and Accommodation
MICA offers a warm welcome to delegates and visitors to the 4th International Communication Management Conference (ICMC) that is to be held on January 10-12, 2017. Following information will be useful to you while planning for your accommodation and travel.
About Ahmedabad: Founded by Sultan Ahmad Shah in 1411 AD, Ahmedabad (also known as Amdavad), in the State of Gujarat, has grown into one of the important modern cities of India. It is the fifth largest city and seventh largest metropolitan area of India. Ahmedabad is located on the banks of the River Sabarmati, 32 km from the state capital Gandhinagar. The city established itself as the home of a developing textile industry, which earned it the nickname Manchester of the East.
The city has large populations of Hindus, Muslims and Jains, and these cultures are preeminent in the city, with their religious festivals and cuisine dominating the city's culture. An exciting combination of traditions and modernism, Ahmedabad captures all visitors with its diversity of places, religious and ethnic communities. For more details please visit http://www.ahmedabad.org.uk/
Weather: Ahmedabad is a part of semi-arid zone of western India and weather forecast for January: Max Temperature: 27 °C-32 °C and Low temperature: 11 °C-15 °C.
Airport: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport is 35 km north-east from MICA. – the venue of ICMC 2015. The airport consists of the International and the Domestic terminals. They both use the same airside facilities but are separated on the landside, with a 5-minute distance between them. The airport connects the city with destinations across India and to cities in the Middle East and selected destinations in the Far East and Western Europe.
There are more than 6 flights on a daily basis to Mumbai and Delhi - which are the main international air gateways in and out of India. Delhi is 1.5 hours away by air and Mumbai 50 minutes. Daily flights are also available for Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Chennai and Kolkatta. There are two pre-paid taxi service counters at domestic airport and they charge Rs. 700- Rs 750 for taking you to MICA. Additionally, you can also avail OLA, UBER rides
Railway Station: The Ahmedabad (Kalupur) railway station is roughly 30 kms from MICA – the venue of ICMC 2017. Please check the Indian Railways website www.indianrail.gov.in for details on train time tables, accommodation availability and fares. You can also book train tickets online using your Credit Card or Online Direct Banking at www.irctc.co.in.
Time taken from railway station to MICA: 75-90 minutes
Distance between railway station and MICA: 30 km
Taxi charges from railway station to MICA: INR 500
Rickshaw charges from railway station to MICA: INR 350-400
Additionally, you can also avail OLA, UBER rides to reach MICA.
Bus/BRT from Kalupur Railway Station: Take BRT bus from Kalupur railway station to Shivranjani and then further from Shivranjani to Ghuma Gam.
Rickshaw charge from Ghuma Gam to MICA: INR50-60.
Please do not forget to mention MICA campus near Shela village.
Road: National Highway No. 8, which connects Delhi and Mumbai, passes via Ahmedabad. Ahmedabad is connected to Vadodara through National Expressway 1, a 94-km (58-mile) long highway with only two exits, which is part of the Golden Quadrilateral project. Ahmedabad is directly connected by highways to Bhavnagar, Nadiad, Mehsana, Surendranagar, Bhuj, Rajkot and Gandhinagar. Refer to www.mapsofindia.com to identify the best routes to reach Ahmedabad by road.
MICA’s support team has negotiated tariffs with various hotels, ranging from medium budget to 4-Star ones, within the vicinity of MICA.
Below are details to a few of the nearby hotel options. You can also choose from a selection of affordable and high-quality hotel options.
Click here for few other hotel options.
Important visa information
Those applying for conference visa to attend the ICMC conference require attaching clearance documents from the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of External Affairs along with the invitation letter.
Please download the following documents to go with the conference visa application: