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About Lucknow & Venue

About Lucknow

Lucknow is the capital city of India’s most populous state of Uttar Pradesh, located in what was historically known as the Awadh region. Lucknow has always been a multicultural city and flourished as a cultural and artistic capital of North India in the 18th & 19th centuries. Courtly manors, beautiful gardens, poetry, music and fine cuisine patronized by the Persian-loving Nawabs are well known.  Lucknow is popularly known as The City of Nawabs. It is also known as the Golden City of the East, Shiraz-i-Hind and The Constantinople of India.

Cuisine: Lucknowi - Chaat, Biryani, Kabab, Paan, Lassi etc.

Shopping Points: Sahara Ganj Mall, Aminabad Market, Alambagh Market, Hazrat Ganj Market

Climate: Lucknow has a warm humid subtropical climate with cool, dry winters from December to February; dry, hot summers from April to June and rainy season from mid-June to September. In winter the temp. is around 25 degrees Celsius, with a minimum of 2 to 3 degrees Celsius. Fog is quite common from late December to late January.

Air: The Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport, Amausi is located about 20 km from the city center and 8 km from the conference venue. Lucknow is directly connected by air with New Delhi, Patna, Kolkata, Mumbai, Varanasi and Hyderabad. Oman Air, Fly Dubai, Buddha Airlines, Saudi Airlines, Air India, Jet, Kingfisher and Indigo Air and many more airlines are operating international flights from Lucknow.

Rail: Lucknow is a major junction with links to all major cities of the country such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata,Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Pune, Indore, Bhopal, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Jaipur, etc.

Inter-state bus service: Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar bus station at Alambagh has inter-state buses connecting with various cities like - New Delhi, Gwalior etc.

SGPGI and its Convention Centre, Lucknow, India

About Venue:

SGPGI is one of the largest Medical Institutes in India, has convention center with unmatched facilities, better than even the 5* hotels. It has a grand look with an auditorium of 750 seats, excellent acoustics fitted with LCD projectors and web-cast facility. For parallel sessions/ debates and press briefings it has a Tele-Medicine Centre, connected to several medical colleges including Nepal and Bhutan. Has registration desk with storage lockers, designated space for catering inside and outside the convention centre, abundant area for pharma / trade exhibition.

Value additions: We will try our best to give the most comfortable stay with extravagant food, entertainment and science. We resolve to hold the best ever organized national HIV conference.

Cultural programs on 16th and 17th Dec., with welcome dinner and banquet respectively. From malish (massage) to polish (shoe-shine), Kababs to Biryani, Milk and Lassi to sweets!


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