November 5-6, 2009, Goa, India
hosted by AU-KBC Research Centre, Anna University, Chennai
This is also the place where participants are expected to be staying for the
conference as the hotel offer highly favourable room rates for DAARC
The state of Goa popularly known as "Pearl of the Orient" and a "Tourist Paradise", is located on the western coast of India in the coastal belt known as Konkan.
How to get there
Cidade de Goa is located at Vainguinim Beach, Goa, INDIA.
Nearest Airport :
Dabolim (GOI-Dabolim) - Approximate driving time is 40 minutes, distance is 28 kms (17 miles) from the resort.
Nearest Railway Stations :
Karmali Railway Station (Old Goa) - Approximate driving time is 25 minutes distance is 14 kms (9 miles) from the resort.
The state of Goa is located between latitudes 15 degrees 48'00" N 14 degrees 53'54" N and Longitude 74 degrees 20'13" E 73 degrees 40" 33" E.
Goa, being in the tropical zone and near the Arabian Sea, has a warm and humid climate for most of the year. Goa has a pleasant weather yearlong. It's never too hot or too cold due to its proximity with the Arabian Sea.The best time to visit Goa is October to March.
Usually Goa experiences a temperate climate except during the rainy season, which lasts from June to September. It is due to the coastal Konkan region and the surroundings of Western Ghats that the weather of Goa is generally always pleasant and sunny. There are no extremes in temperature and no clear demarcations from one season to the other are found except for the monsoons.
The average temperature varies between 25°C - 30°C. The average rainfall is approximately 325cms. In summer the average daily hours of sunshine is nine to ten hours which becomes three to five hours during the monsoon.
From sea-level at the coast to an altitude of 1,022 metres above sea-level at its highest point in the Sahyadri Ghats.
Tropical clothing throughout the year. Light woollens during December and January. Rainwear in the Monsoons.