India Most Popular Meetings and Incentive Travel Destinations(MICE)
India is one of the best places to host MICE events due to its impeccable hospitality services, infrastructure features and technological advances. According to statistics, India could create more than 2 million MICE tourists. This indicates that India is on the rise as a stable economy. And if you zeroed India for the next offshore corporate event, the following are India’s top MICE destinations for your review.
The commercial capital of the country, “Mumbai” is considered one of the best places for international representatives. The charming city has many stories to tell. Be it the glamor of Bollywood or the beauty of its beaches or lip-smooching street food, it attracts people with different interests in Mumbai city.It has some of the best shopping markets. The iconic monuments of India, “The Gateway of India”, Marine Drive, Colaba Causeway, Juhu Beach, Siddhivinayak Temple, Haji Ali Dargah, etc. are some of the scenic places.Being one of the busiest cities in the world, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport is well connected to all major cities across the world. Similarly, there are many hotels near the airport which are great for organizing corporate events.
Delhi & NCR
The capital city of India is one of India’s favorite MICE destinations. It offers a unique blend of culturally rich Old Delhi and very metropolitan New Delhi. From historical monuments to huge shopping malls/markets, the city is a traveller’s delight. Some of the attractions of the city include historical sites like Lal Qila, Jama Masjid, Purana Qila etc. It has famous temples such as Akshardham Temple, Lotus Temple and ISKCON Temple.
Chennai, the state capital of Tamil Nadu, is on the Coromandel coast of the Bay of Bengal. Considered the “gateway to South India”, Chennai is a major cultural and administrative center. Blessed with a long beach, it has many beautiful beaches. In addition, the city has several ancient Dravidian style temples, churches and monuments influenced by British architecture.In the last two decades, software development and electronics manufacturing have contributed to the bulk of the city’s economy. As a result, many tech parks that serve as offices for many global companies are found across the city.Travelwise, Chennai International Airport is well connected. The Naya (CCC) Chennai Convention Center and Chennai Trade Center provide world-class facilities for holding huge trade shows and exhibitions. It can host up to 2000 delegates. There are some other luxurious hotels for MICE meetings.
Hyderabad is one of the fastest-growing city due to its attractive trade policies. It is called the Information Technology Hub of India. The city has beautiful weather conditions and attractive infrastructure. Some of the attractions of the city include Char Minar, Golconda Fort, and Ramoji Film City etc. It has famous temples as well as Chilkur Balaji Temple and Birla Temple. And when you are in Hyderabad, don’t forget to taste the famous Dum Biryani and shop for exquisite pearls. To reach Hyderabad, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is the best way. The well-connected metro is another way to travel around the city. International Convention Center (Capacity 6000), Hyderabad International Convention Center, Novotel Hyderabad Convention Center, Hitex Exhibition Center, Hyderabad Marriott Hotel and Convention Center (Capacity 2000) are some of the top MICE locations in the city.
The capital of West Bengal and India’s third-largest city, Kolkata is a confluence of old and new. Known as a commercial and educational centre, Kolkata is considered as the artistic and cultural capital of India. Being a pioneer in arts, theatre and drama, Kolkata attracts a lot of tourism. Through a long association with the British, the city has many wonderful Victorian architecture and colonial buildings. Victoria Memorial, Fort William Kolkata, Howrah Bridge, and St. Paul’s Cathedral etc. are definitely worth a visit. Likewise, the food scene in Kolpatta is becoming much more frequent. And if you are a fish eater, you will absolutely love Kolkata restaurants. Being an important metro city, reaching Kolkata is not an issue as it has a great flight, rail and road connectivity. The Biswa Bangla Convention Center is one of the largest convention centres in South Asia. Other premium places for an excellent experience at meetings and conferences
Cochin, the commercial center of Kerala, is a city of great historical importance. It has a good natural harbour around which the city has developed. The Fort Cochin region, where the Portuguese settled in the 16th century, has been declared a heritage zone.
Founded on a group of islands and narrow peninsulas, the port city of Cochin (Kochi) perfectly reflects the generosity of Kerala. With a flourishing past and present, it has been the business center of the region since its early days.
The city of Taj, Agra is famous for its magnificent Mughal architecture, the Taj Mahal, which offers a great chance to transform business travel into an ideal heritage journey. The Jaypee Palace Hotel and Convention Center has some good arrangements for organizing conferences, conferences and meetings. The convention center can comfortably cater to 1500 delegates, while equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, such as audio-visual recording, satellite uplink and multilingual interpretation.The spacious banquet hall here has a capacity to hold 350 guests with an exclusive pre-work area for 200 guests and an attached garden for 300 guests. The hotel has successfully hosted many national and international celebrations so far.
Being one of the most visited places in India, Goa is known for its bali beaches, superb cuisine and Portuguese heritage. As a result, the tourism and hospitality industry is well developed. There are many beaches one can explore, to isolate them from busy people. While the popular sunburn festival takes place in the last week of December every year, other carnivals usually take place between January and April. If you have a keen interest in adventure and water sports, this place will not disappoint you. Dabolim Airport provides good connectivity from all over the world.Vivanta by Taj (capacity 300), The Crown Goa (capacity 200), Le Meridien etc. have many indoor and outdoor banquet facilities which are suitable for holding a conference or meeting.
The Pink City of India, “Jaipur” is known for its abundant palaces and forts. Some of the major tourist attractions of the city include Jantar Mantar (Shahi Observatory), Madhukosh style Hawa Mahal and the grand Amber Fort. The markets of the city are full of unique and colorful things of Rajputana culture.
JAI or Jaipur Airport is the best way to reach here from other places. The metro is the fastest way to explore the beauty of the Pink City. The Jaipur Convention Center can host 8900 delegates and provide a great experience. Likewise, luxury hotels and palaces.Jaipur is definitely one of the sought after destinations in India.
Noida is a planned city in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. A gem on the outskirts of Delhi, the city is growing at a fast pace in terms of everything. The Buddha International Circuit holds the Indian Grand Prix, and for heaven lovers, the Botanical Garden is a must-see. Noida is emerging as India’s favorite IT-ITeS destination. As a result, infrastructure-wise it is a good option to host MICE events. The International Trade and Expo Center is one of the best convention centers in the country and has a seating capacity of 5000 people. Apart from that, there are many, premium banquet halls, which hold banqueting programs with a capacity of between 100 – 1000.Although event destination is the first major step in MICE planning, it is a small part of the entire planning process. Hosting a corporate event requires careful arrangement. Therefore, professional help will be beneficial. BigFDay is an ace corporate event planning company.