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Venue of ICTEE 2012

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Nestled in the picturesque village of Vallikavu, across the beautiful and famed backwaters of Kerala, is Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s Amritapuri campus, blending into the natural setting of the environment with its endless stretches of coconut palm groves. The Arabian Sea that borders Kerala on the west is only a few hundred meters from the campus.

How to Reach Amritapuri

By Air: The nearest airports are the Kochi International Airport, 147 kms and the
Trivandrum International Airport, 130 kms. Prepaid taxi service is available at both airports.

By Train:From north, the Kayamkulam Railway Station is 12 km from Amritapuri campus. Small auto-rickshaws can bring you to Amrita University Campus, which takes about 20 minutes. Bus services are also available from Kayamkulam Bus Stand to Vallikkavu, which is approximately five minute walk from the campus.

From south, Karunagapally is the closest train station situated 10 km from the campus. After disembarking, one can hire an autorickshaw to come to the campus. Bus service is also available from Karunagapally to Vallikkavu.

By Road: From the Ernakulam (Kochi) transport bus stand board a bus to Trivandrum via Alappuzha, and alight at Ochira. From Ochira, either hire an auto-rickshaw to Amrita School of Engineering, which is nearly a 6 km drive from Ochira or board a bus to Vallickavu.

From the Trivandrum Transport Bus-Stand, one may board a bus going towards Ernakulam via Kollam and alight at Karunagappally. From Karunagappally, a bus going to Vallickavu Junction can be taken. There are taxis available too.

Places to visit while here

kanyakumariKanyakumari or the Cape Comorin,
at the southernmost tip of peninsular India, and the confluence point of three oceans – the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. It is renowned for its exotic sunrises and sunsets over the horizon. There are two rocks reaching out of the ocean, one is the Vivekananda Rock and the other the Thiruvalluvar Statue. Regular ferry services make it possible for tourists to reach these two places. Another important attraction is the Gandhi Memorial, built on the spot where the vase consisting the Mahatma’s ashes was kept for public viewing before submersion.

Kanyakumari is about 189 kms from Amritapuri.
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is a beach town on the Arabian Sea. Three crescent shaped beachesalienated by rocky outcroppings and covered by fertile coconut palms, form the major attraction of this coastal resort. Shallow waters stretching for hundreds of metres are ideal for swimming. It is also renowned for its several Ayurvedic salons, and recuperation and regeneration resorts which provide a wide variety of Ayurvedic treatments for tourists.

Kovalam is about 111 kms from Amritapuri.
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labelled as the Venice of the East, is blessed with beautiful backwaters washed by the silvery waves of the Arabian Sea, palm fringed canals, shores bustling with glimpses from the day-to-day life in the country side, the mirror still lagoons and picture book lakesides make Alleppey one of the best backwater tourism destinations. You can cruise these backwaters from Amritapuri to Alleppey.

The distance by road from Amritapuri is about 60 kms.
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is an enthrallingly beautiful backwater destination located on the picturesque Vembanad Lake. Glimpse the amazing shades of green of the vegetation that include mangroves, coconut palms, and paddy fields that cover the verdant countryside as you take a boat cruise; the ideal way to travel across the channels and waterways winding their way through this green paradise.

Kumarakom is about 82 Km from Amritapuri.
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known as the queen of the Arabian Sea, is a cluster of islands on the vast expanse of the Vembanad Lake. Some of these picturesque islands are Bolgatty, Vypeen, Gundu and Vallarpadam. The major attractions are, the Bolghatty Palace, the Chinese Fishing Nets, the Dutch Palace, Hill Palace, Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary and the St. Francis Church.

Kochi is about 117 kms from Amritapuri
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a tea town is a breathtakingly beautiful picturesque hill station in Kerala’s Idukki district and located at the confluence of the
Muthirappuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly rivers. Sprawling tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes, trekking and holiday
facilities make Munnar a unique experience for the tourist and traveller.

Munnar is about 228 kms from Amritapuri.
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AthirappallyAthirapally and Vazhachal Waterfalls.
The Athirapally Falls, an 800 foot high waterfall, one of the most bewitching sights to onlookers, is at the entrance of the Sholayar ranges. Combined with the greenery, it infuses freshness into any tired soul. Vazhachal is a picturesque spot just a short drive from Athirapally and is adjacent to dense green forestland. Both the waterfalls, their cool, misty waters cascading down in the backdrop of thick green forest and rocky terrain, are a scintillating experience.

Athirappally is about 198 Kms from Amritapuri.
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Accommodation of ICTEE 2012

Accommodation for students at Amritapuri Campus

A limited amount of student accommodation is available on campus and will be allotted on a first come- first served basis. Student registrants may please send an email to

Hotels near the Conference Venue

Delegates are requested to make their own hotel reservations directly with the hotel of their choice in the Amritapuri area. Hotels listed have offered a courtesy discount for ICTEE 2012 guests. Discount codes will be provided when you register for the conference. We will also provide transportation between venue and hotel

  1. Please send email to for any of your accommodation or travel request.
  2. Please send email to for any of your registration related questions.
  3. Registration desk will be open from the afternoon of 2nd January at the main entrance of the Engineering college building.
  4. If you are reaching Amritapuri Campus after 8.00 pm, then please report directly to the respective hostel (Boys or Girls) in case you need accommodation (the help desk at Hostel will be open after dinner at 8.00 pm). The shared accommodation to the students will be provided at the discounted rate of Rs 75 per person per night.
  5. In case you prefer to stay elsewhere, please contact the hotels directly and ask for discounted rates for Amrita.
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