FAQ’S ABOUT IYPF 2013
It’s very difficult to imagine any major city in India more ideal than peace-city Chandigarh, a model of outstanding modern urban planning. Chandigarh’s beautiful gardens, bicycle paths, architecture, vast network of educational institutions and culture all contribute to a quality of life that is unbeatable anywhere else. Come and see Chandigarh – a Utopia!
For more details about the city; http://chandigarh.nic.in/
September-October is a perfect time to visit Chandigarh, when the weather is pleasant. During this period, it is neither too hot, nor too cold and also there is not much of rainfall. For more details;
The young people coming from outside usually stay in local homes with youth of their age and gender for greater understanding, sharing of ideas and dreams. ‘Youth Host-Youth Guest’. The accommodation can also be arranged in local School/College Hostels and Guest houses, which again are clean and comfortable. For young guests staying with local families or Hostels/Guesthouses everything i.e. stay, food, travel etc. is free, but if they want to stay in Hotels than according to their budget that can also be arranged.
A link to Hotels in Chandigarh http://citcochandigarh.gov.in/
Reaching Chandigarh from New Delhi (the capital of India)
By Air: Chandigarh has its own airport and has regular flights from Delhi. Air India, Jet Airways and Kingfisher operate regular flights from Delhi and the tickets rates can be checked online at www.makemytrip.com,www.cheaptravels.org, www.travelguru.com, www.yatra.com.
By Train: Frequent trains also run between Delhi & Chandigarh and the rates are very economical ranging from US $3 to $10, one can check availability and rates at www.indianrail.gov.in.
By Bus: The city is well connected to New Delhi airport through Volvo buses and A/C Volvo buses are available within a charge ranging from (US $6-$16) INR 300 to INR 800 (tickets can be booked online at http://hartrans.gov.in/online/index.asp).
By Cab: Tourists can also hire A/C or non A/C taxi which charges from INR 2,000 to INR 7,500 or US $ 40 to $150 (for a single or round trip).
One can take guidance of Yuvsatta volunteers for these reservation. Queries for the same can be sent firstname.lastname@example.org
Once the participants register herself/himself at www.peacefest.in They’ll receive a proper invitation by August end, which they can show to concerned Indian Embassy or High Commission to get a visa and come to India.
Participants have to arrange for their own travel expenses, but once they reach Chandigarh the organizers at Yuvsatta (youth for peace)-an NGO will take care of all their local needs of travel, boarding, vegetarian food etc. And upon arrival in Chandigarh they just have to pay a nominal token registration fee of US $50, for SAARC country delegates INR 1000.
Last date for registration: June 30, 2013 (May 31, 2013, for participants from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sudan, Somalia, N. Korea)
More programme details are available at www.peacefest.in
For any other query one can send mail to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org