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Getting to the Venue

One can reach the venue by availing any of the following ways.

The conference shall be held at NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY KURUKSHETRA, HARYANA, INDIA.


Getting from the Airport to Conference Venue

From Delhi Airport: Please take a taxi to the NIT Kurukshetra. It may take three and half hour from IGI Airport, Delhi.

Getting from the Bus to Conference Venue

This NIT campus is located near NATIONAL HIGHWAY NO-1 (NH-1). NIT campus is about 150 KM. from ISBT (Inter State Bus terminal), DELHI. You may take a bus destined for Chandigarh/ Amritsar/ Ambala and get down at PIPLI bus stand which is 10 kms away from NIT campus. It will take about 30 minutes to reach to NIT Kurukshetra.

Getting from the Railway Station to Conference Venue

The nearest (6 Km.) railway station is Kurukshetra, Haryana. You may take an Auto from Kurukshetra Railway Station. You may also hire a taxi from New Delhi/ Delhi railway stations to the NIT campus.

Tourist Attraction


Brahma Sarovar

The word Brahma means nucleus or gigantic. Brahma Sarovar happens to be the largest man made tank in India. On seeing this huge water body, Abul Fazal, the famous historian called a 'miniature ocean'. The water tank is dedicated to Lord Shiva.Today Brahma Sarovar has been renovated. It is 1800 feet long and 1400 feet broad. Lord Brahma is said to have created the universe from this land. Just in the vicinity of this sacred place are the Birla Gita Mandir and Baba Nath's haveli. The sight of Kurukshetra is exquisite especially in winters when birds migrate from ever different landmasses to take a dip in the waters. This beautiful looks all the attractive during the 'Deep Daan' and Aarti during Gita Jayanti in the later November and early December.


Sheikh Chehli Mausoleum

It is a beautiful monument of medieval times. It contains the mortal remains of the great Sufi saint Abudul-Karim popularly known as Sheikh Chehli, who was also the spiritual teacher of the scholar prince Dara Shikoh, son of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan. Built of buff sandstone, the tomb is crowned by a pear shaped dome of marble on a high circular drum. The cenotaph of the revered saint is in the centre of the chamber while the graves rests in the lower. Another tomb of sand stone with a dome of marble decorated with floral designs is situated on the western wall of the enclosure. It is said to be Sheikh Chehli's wife. The beautiful monument resembles the Taj Mahal and in view of its architectural and historical importance, has been declared as a 'protected monument' of national importance by the Archaeological Survey of India.


Sri Krishna Museum

The Sri Krishna Museum comprises of six galleries in which a variety of art objects such as wood carvings, metal castings, ivory carvings, miniature paintings, palm leaf etches, illustrated manuscripts, tableaux depicting facets of life and exploits of Sri Krishna have been displayed.Paintings of the Kangra and Madhubani styles, pattachitra-folk paintings of Orissa depicting scenes from Mahabharata have been prominently displayed.At the entrance of the Sri Krishna Museum , visitors are greeted by splendid sculpture of Ganesh in a dancing mudra (posture). It has some historical artifacts and paintings depicting the Mahabharata war.


Kalpana Chawla Memorial Planetarium

Kalpana Chawla Planetarium was established at Kurukshetra in the memory of first Indian woman Astronaut Dr. Kalpana Chawla on July 24, 2007. The planetarium attracts thousands of visitors from all walks of life. Located at Kurukshetra-Pehowa Road, Kalpana Chawla Planetarium has 12 metres of dome with seating capacity of 120 persons, surrounded by Astropark, having attractive and informative exhibits reflecting combination of modern science and Ancient Indian Astronomy.The Memrial you can visit either on your way to Jyotisar or when you return from there.It built in the memory of kalpana chawala,astronaut who died while traveling back to earth due to blast in space shuttle. Kalpana Chawla belong to Haryana. The Planetarium has regular shows and also has many displays pertaining to Science and Space. A Spacious Garden...


Kurukshetra Panorama and Science Centre

Kurukshetra Panorama and Science Centre is a unique Centre that combines science with religion. The main attraction of the Centre is a life-like panorama of the epic battle of Kurukshetra that showcases Mahabharata war with scientific explanations justifying every episode in the war. The magnificent two-storied building of the Centre has cylindrical walls. The Centre has an interesting exhibition called 'India: A Heritage in Science, Technology and Culture', consisting of working and interactive exhibits on ancient Indian concept of properties of matter, structure of atom, geometry, arithmetical rules, astronomy, medicine and surgery. The tall and cylindrical building has elegant architecture and ambience. On the centre of the cylindrical hall, there are paintings 34-feet in heightdepicting various episodes of Mahabharata from confrontation between the Pandavas and the Kauravas to the diorama of the battleground that epitomises the carnage realistically. The chanting of Gita and distant war cries blended with lighting illusions end a perfect ambience. A Science Park has also been set up outside the Centre's building. It is a refreshing concept of science learning for children through fun and enjoyment. Not only children but also adults get attracted to these aesthetically placed exhibits in the greenery of the park.


Bhadrakali Temple

The Bhadrakali Temple is situated on the Jhansa Road in the town of Thanesar in the district of Kurukshetra. Bhadrakali is a form of Shakti. This is considered to be one of the 51 Shakti 'pithas' of India. It is believed that an anklet of Sati fell in the well. The mythical incident of Sati is being recalled here with a marble ankle. It is also believed that Pandavas along with Lord Krishna worshipped Ma Durga and after the victory in Mahabharata battle, they came here again to worship Mother Goddesses. They also offered their horses in her service. Since that day, the devotees offer terracotta and metal horses to the deity after their wishes are fulfilled. It is also believed that 'mundan' (hair removing) ceremony of Shri Krishna and Balaram was performed in this temple.


Jyotisar

Situated about 12 km from Kurukshetra on Kurukshetra-Pehowa road, Jyotisar is an important place of religious tourism. The holy land of Jyotisar is believed to be the cradle of Hindu civilisation and culture. It is believed that Lord Krishna delivered the eternal message of Bhagwad Gita to Arjuna before commencement of Mahabharata battle here. Residents of this area believe that Lord Krishna delivered the Bhagwad Gita standing under a banyan tree at this place; millions of people come here to pay their obeisance to the celestial and eternal Gita. A central place of interest at Jyotisar is a captivating marble statue of Krishna on a beautiful chariot, delivering the immortal Gita to Arjuna canopied by a banyan tree. A light and sound show on the theme of Bhagwad Gita is also a worth an experience.

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