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This is the reception booklet of AIESEC Indore describing the city life and culture of Indore to the interns coming to Indore for AIESEC Internship


  • AIESEC Indore Reception Package

    Discover Indore & we promise you will

    Re-invent Yourself

  • Namaste

  • Welcome to AIESEC in Indore! AIESEC Internationals only committee to have grown a whooping percentage of 23,500 % in its FIRST YEAR in 2010!!! As a local Committee we are honored and happy to have you here and we also hope that your stay in Indore is the way you expect it to be! We look forward to meeting you! And we hope that you enjoy your stay in Indore as a trainee and we wish that your wish would be to come back to Indore for an Internship gain in future! AIESEC Indore is looking forward to meeting you and is eagerly awaiting your arrival! Many things may change with your arrival in Indore! So we Hope that this booklet would be useful and helpful to you for your stay in Indore! SEE YOU!!

  • CONTENTS 1. Introduction to Incredible India

    2. About Indore





    3. Transport and Connectivity




    Local transport

    4. VISA and Registration

    5. Accommodation and Travelling

    6. Arrival

    7. Food

    8. Communication

    9. Role of Trainee

    10. Basic Hindi (translations)

    11. Food- What to eat and where to eat in India

    12. Local Committee Contact Details

  • Incredible INDIA for Incredible YOU

  • Introduction to India! India is a country that leaves one spellbound with its alluring contrasts and striking features in all

    that it beholds! India is a 34,000 years old country with a rich legend and history. One is sure to

    get intermingled with the plaited knots of customary and contemporary ingredients of India.

    Where else will you experience spirituality and solitude than in the mystic land of the lords! The

    rich rituals, distinct culture of India, festivals and ceremonies that India celebrates, unfold its

    legendary sagas. Ancient India was a country that covered the territories of Pakistan,

    Bangladesh apart from the territory of current India. Ancient Indian history can be broadly

    divided into three ages namely the Bronze Age, Indus valley civilization and the Vedic age.

    Religion in India is as diverse as its geography and culture. It comprises of worlds most ancient

    traditions and believes. In India, religion and culture play a very important role. Religion is an

    essential part of most Indians. Agriculture is not only the dominant occupations of the people of

    India but is also one of the most important economic sectors for the country. Almost two-thirds

    of the working population of India is dependent on agriculture for its livelihood. Indian economy

    is on the rise for the past few years with effects of globalization, privatization and liberalization

    being seen. India is a country that leaves one spellbound with its alluring contrasts and striking

    features in all that it beholds. Religion in India is as diverse as its geography and culture. It

    comprises of worlds most ancient traditions and beliefs. In India, religion and culture play a very

    important role. Its truly remarkable how India has managed to remain united despite the presence

    of several unique religions. It shows the inherent strength of Indian civilization. Very few countries

    in the world can boast of such religious diversity and yet remain united.

    India is a country which is full of beautiful contrasts. It is also a land of rich rituals, fascinating

    festivals and mesmerising ceremonies. The geographical diversity of India makes it one of the

    most sought after tourist destinations.

  • Unity and Diversity


    Indore Heart of central India

  • About Indore

    Indore is the commercial capital of the state Madhya Pradesh, and a major city in

    central India, Indore was the capital of former princely state of Holkars. Indore

    posses a diverse culture and a rich heritage, and its history date back more than

    300 yrs.

    The nearby industrial hub Pithampur houses many leading industries such as

    Hindustan Motors, Eicher Motors, Bajaj, Nicholas Piramal, Bridgestone,

    Larsen & Toubro, and Gajra Gears etc. The electronics complex in the city also

    houses offices of some of the top IT companies in the country. Indore is biggest

    contributor of revenues to the Madhya Pradesh government.

    Indore is located in the western region of Madhya Pradesh, on the southern edge

    of the Malwa plateau, on the Saraswati and Khan rivers, which are tributaries of

    the Shipra River. Indore has an average elevation of 550 meter above sea level.


    Indore city has a variety of cultures. Over the years the city of Indore has

    welcomed people from all castes, creed and color. People from all corners of the

    country have migrated & settled in the heart of Madhya Pradesh for their

    livelihood, education or just for its peaceful culture. People here know to maintain

    harmony by intermixing and enjoying their life, irrespective of castes or region and

    by respecting every religion. A city with abundant social life, Indore was included in

    the Guinness Book of World Records for holding the largest tea party in the


  • Food

    Indore is famous for its culinary range and is known for its wide variety

    of Namkeens, Poha & Jalebi, Chaats (snacks), Kachoris and

    Samosas, cuisines of various types in different restaurants, and

    Bengali, Muslim, Rajasthani, continental and confectionery sweets,

    as well as exotic dishes such as Dal-Bafla, Nihari Gosht and Bafla-

    Gosht - a delicacy of Indore and Malwa Region.

    Main Festivals

    All national festivals like Holi, Rangpanchmi, Baisakhi, Raksha

    Bandhan, Navratri,Dussehra, Ganeshotsav, Deepavali, Ramzan,

    Gudi Padwa, Bhaubeej, Eid and other others like Nagpanchmi,

    Ahilya Utsav, are celebrated with equal enthusiasm.


    Indore has a transitional climate between a tropical wet and dry

    climate and a humid subtropical climate. Three distinct seasons are

    observed: summer, monsoon and winter. Summers start in mid-March

    and can be quite hot in April and May. Due to Indore's location on

    the southern edge of the Malwa Plateau, a cool breeze in the

    evenings makes summer nights quite pleasant.

    The monsoon season starts in late June, with sustained, torrential

    rainfall and high humidity. Winters start in mid-November and are

    dry, mild and sunny.

  • Transport

    Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport Airways: Indore is served by the Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport. Indore airport is about 8 km from the city centre and currently handles only domestic traffic. The airport has been operating services by Indian Airlines, Jet Airways Konnect, Jet Lite, and Kingfisher Red. Indore has a direct connectivity to Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Raipur, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune, Kolkata & Jabalpur,


    Indore Main Railway Station

    There are many trains which are connected to the railways station of Indore. Trains form every part of India goes via Indore, so commuting via Indore to any place around India, is not a problem.

  • Road

    Local City Bus

    The major bus terminals are Sarwate bus terminal, Gangwal bus terminal, Navlakha bus stand & Jinsi bus stand.

    India's first of its concept - GPS & IVR enabled city buses.

    Indore is well connected to other parts of India through national and state highways. There are some major highways which pass through Indore and connect it to some major cities. The major national highways passing through the city are:

    National Highway No. 3 (NH3 Agra- Bombay) National Highway No. 59 (NH 59 - Indore-Ahmadabad)

    Metro Taxi in Indore

    Indore has an efficient public transport system. There are 225 General Low Floor, 190 Semi-Low Floor and 90 AC Special City Bus being operated under this new service. The buses are color coded as per their route. For local transport, there are also the options of Auto rickshaw, Van and Local City Ride Buses called Nagar Seva.

    You can book a metro taxi by simply calling: (+91)-(731)-4288888

  • Visa & Registrations

    There is no separate VISA for a trainee coming to India on a student internship program through AIESEC. You are not eligible for a work permit either, as you are not going to be a permanent employee of the company.

    A tourist Visa does not allow you to do an internship in a company.

    We suggest that you ask for a Business Visa with a special endorsement that says Intern at company name e.g. Intern at CompuCom Software Ltd. OR Trainees at company name e.g. trainee at Maharaja Textiles The special endorsement is taken when the authorities write the words, mentioned above, on the Visa itself.

    Fill up the Visa application form and in the purpose of visit column; write the words- Internship/ traineeship at the company name through AIESEC.

    Attach the company acceptance note and the formal letter of invitation from the company. We will send both these documents to you.

    We suggest that you also get a letter from the Local Chapter in your country mentioning that you are a participant in the exchange program and that you will