Welcome to India

We have compiled the most important country information and useful links to make your trip to India as comfortable as possible. We wish you a pleasant journey and a successful stay in Mumbai!

Mumbai—Jio World Contention Centre

With an area totalling 103,000 m², Jio World Convention Centre is India’s foremost venue for best-in-class exhibitions, conventions, meetings and social events.
Jio World Centre is located in the city’s central business district, Bandra Kurla Complex and is easily accessible by

  1. car/taxi, airplane (30 minute drive),
  2. metro (Lines 2 and 3; 7-10 minute walk),
  3. train (Closest stations are Bandra station, Kurla station and Santacruz station 10–20 minute drive) and
  4. bus (best buses going to BKC; Monday-Sunday, from 6 AM – 9 PM).

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Recommended travel options in Mumbai:

By flight

Mumbai airport is a major international gateway to India with flights to and from most countries in the world. Air India and many other international air carriers operate regular flights to and via Mumbai. Please click here for more information about Mumbai airport.

From Mumbai International Airport
You can hire a Call a Cab, Taxi service or Auto Rickshaw. Call a Cab will be available 45 minutes after the call is placed.
Telephone numbers of the call taxis are: +91 22 3244333 and +91 22 44224422. Or You could simply go to the pre paid taxi counter that is available at the International / Domestic Airport.

By taxi

You could also avail of the Call a Cab service for local transportation in the city on the following numbers: Taxis will be available 45 minutes after the call is placed.

  • +91 22 44224422 – Meru Cabs
  • +91 22 32443333 / 9999 – Gold Cabs
  • +91 22 42424242 – Mega Cabs
  • +91 22 42111111 – Star Taxi

By car

Mumbai is well connected to all major tourist attractions. Click here for a Mumbai city map which shows the major highways and railways as well as the airport.

  • Tourist taxi: Rates vary according to the car.
  • Imported cars: Rs. 1700/- for 8 hrs or 80 km, extra Rs. 17/- per km or Rs. 110/- per hour.
  • Metered taxi (non-a/c): Rs. 22 for first 1.5 km. Additional fare to be paid as per tariff card available with the driver.
  • Meru taxi (a/c): Rs. 20 for first 1 km and Rs. 14 for subsequent Kms.

By auto rickshaw

Rs. 18 for first 1.5 km. Additional fare to be paid as per tariff, card available with the driver. Rates are subject to vary. You are advised to check with the respective transport services to confirm the rate card.

VISA application

Please use the following template to complete your visa application for participation in LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA.

Visa Application Form 2024

Key facts about India

CountryRepublic of India


South Asia


UTC (+) 5 1/2 hrs


New Delhi


Hindi, English, Punjabi, Urdu & seventeen regional Languages


3,287,240 km²




Indian Rupee, US $1 = INR. 83.34 (Nov 2023)

National Day

Jan 26 (Republic Day) and Aug 15 (Independence Day)


Hot tropical weather with variations from region to region Coolest weather lasts from December to February, with cool, fresh morning and evening and dry sunny days. Really hot weather when it is dry, dusty and unpleasent, is between March and May. Monsoon rains occur in most region in summer between June and September.