24th Session of the International Poplar Commission
Dehradun is the capital city of the State of Uttarakhand in north India and is located ca. 250 km north of India's capital New Delhi. Dehradun is renowned for its natural resources, publishing services, and for its prestigious educational institutions such as the Forest Research Institute and the Indian Military Academy. Dehradun is famous for its picturesque landscape and pleasant climate and provides a gateway to the surrounding region. It is well connected and in close proximity to popular Himalayan tourist destinations
Travel to India is usually via Indira- Gandhi-Airport in Delhi. From Delhi 3 airlines (Air India, Jet Airways, Kingfisher) conduct daily flights of ca. 45 min to Dehra Dun. Travel by train from Delhi main station to Dehra Dun takes about 6 hours.
All conference facilities are available on the Dehradun Forestry Campus and are located within walking distance from each other. Accommodation for delegates will be in hostels/ guesthouses on the campus (120 double rooms rented out on a single person basis) or in hotels at Dehradun (315 rooms). The hotel standards range from basic to deluxe, hotel prices from USD 60 to 200. Hotels at all price levels will be recommended on the conference webpage http://ipc2012.icfre.gov.in Shuttle busses will be arranged for transport of hotel residents. The travelling distance between Dehradun city centre and the Forestry Campus is 20 to 30 minutes depending on traffic. Breakfast and dinner will be provided on campus in food canteens or in each respective hotel. Working lunches will be provided centrally at the Forestry Campus on all session days.