Useful Information for Attendees

About ExelCon22

This will be a 4-day conference, where educators will get up early to experience the lap of nature and then head to the venue(s) for day-long proceedings. Evenings will be spent around the mighty river Brahmaputra, which contains several inhabited islands. This river is considered to be the widest in South Asia and hides several cultural layers within.

The conference is scheduled to happen in Guwahati, which is 23.5 degrees apart on longitude from the westernmost point of India. Since the time shifts by 4 minutes every degree, people coming from the westernmost corners of Gujarat will experience a shift of approximately 1.5 hours in time. Since the sun rises early in Northeast India, it gives us a chance to make an early start.

Participants will be invited over for special breakfasts each day, from where they will be taken to the main venue. This will be the first of its kind conference, offering networking breakfast as part of its agenda. The breakfast on each day will be well-curated to reflect upon the culture and science behind the cuisine/dish being offered. An expert will explain the deeper requirements of creating such a breakfast practice of the host community. The items in the breakfast will be planned in such a way that they will connect to some of the topics within the school curriculum. This will enable educators to understand that for true project-based learning, every minute of the day can be utilized, and learning can happen at any level.

Sessions during the rest of the day will be filled with activities, and experiences, all curated around the curriculum, which will help the participants imbibe the idea of PBL in depth. These experiences will act as the takeaways for each participant, which they can replicate in their respective schools. There will be lectures by experts, who will tell participants about do’s-don’ts and other pitfalls in this pedagogy.

This conference will also be an opportunity for the students of the Northeast to exhibit their talent to the rest of the country. This will be achieved through performances and exhibitions, to be organized at the venues of the conference.

While evenings can be kept free for the participants to explore around, there will be one special day, where selected (or all) participants will be invited for a cruise through the mighty Brahmaputra River, where more experiential sessions will enrich their knowledge.

About Guwahati

Guwahati (/ɡuːəˈhɑːti/, Assamese: [guwaɦati]; formerly rendered Gauhati, /ɡaʊˈhɑːti/) is the biggest city of the Indian state of Assam and also the largest metropolis in northeastern India. Dispur, the capital of Assam, is in the circuit city region located within Guwahati and is the seat of the Government of Assam. A major riverine port city along with hills, and one of the fastest-growing cities in India, Guwahati is situated on the south bank of the Brahmaputra. It is called the 'Gateway to North East India'.

The ancient cities of Pragjyotishpura and Durjaya (North Guwahati) were the capitals of the ancient state of Kamarupa. Many ancient Hindu temples like the Kamakhya Temple, Ugratara Temple, Basistha Temple, Doul Govinda Temple, Umananda Temple, Navagraha Temple, Sukreswar Temple, Rudreswar Temple, Manikarneswar Temple, Aswaklanta Temple, Dirgheshwari Temple, Asvakranta Temple, Lankeshwar Temple, Bhubaneswari Temple, Shree Ganesh Mandir, Shree Panchayatana Temple, Noonmati, etc., are situated in the city, giving it the title of "The City of Temples".

Guwahati lies between the banks of the Brahmaputra River and the foothills of the Shillong plateau, with LGB International Airport to the west and the town of Narengi to the east. The North Guwahati area, to the northern bank of the Brahmaputra, is being gradually incorporated into the city limits. The noted Madan Kamdev is situated 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Guwahati.

The Guwahati region hosts diverse wildlife including rare animals such as Asian elephants, pythons, tigers, rhinoceros, gaurs, primate species, and endangered birds

Travel options

By Air: Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, also known as Guwahati International Airport, is the major airport in all of North East India. The airport is well connected with all the major cities of India and a few select international cities like Bangkok and Paro. The airport is about 20 kilometers west of the city center. From the airport, you can book a taxi/cab or board a bus to get to the city center or to your hotel.

By Bus: Guwahati is very well connected with the adjoining cities and states through bus service. The three nodal points of Adabari, Paltan Bazar, and ISBT Guwahati provide bus services to towns and cities in Assam and adjoining states.

By Train: Guwahati Junction is the major railway station of Guwahati. Kamakhya Junction is the second-largest station in the city. Guwahati is well connected with all the major cities of the country through rail. From the railway station, you can hire a cab/taxi or board a local bus to get to the city center or to your hotel.

Road/Self Drive Guwahati is connected to the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal through National Highway 31 while National Highway 37 connects Guwahati with almost all the major cities of Assam.


(to be self-booked/arranged by the delegate)

Hotels in the proximity of Royal Global School or Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport:

  • Vivanta Guwahati (5-star hotel)
  • Novotel Guwahati GS Road (5-star hotel)
  • Radisson Blu Hotel Guwahati (4-star hotel)
  • Hotel Royal Heritage (3-star hotel)
  • Hotel Bhargav Grand (3-star hotel)

Please note that this list is just a recommendation based on public sources and we do not endorse or have a tie-up with any of these hotels. The delegate is free to select and book any hotel of his/her choice.

  • We recommend that you carry sunscreen, mosquito repellent, sunglasses, and a hat to defend against the heat of the midday sun
  • Dress in comfortable casual clothing.
  • In Assam, the weather can vary greatly and it is advisable to dress in layers.
  • Take sturdy, comfortable shoes for walking ashore, and a warm wrap for evenings and to counter the air conditioning onboard.
  • Wash/sanitize your hands often, particularly during trips ashore.
  • Drink only bottled water.