Dr. TMA Pai International Convention Centre in MangaloreOne of the biggest convention centers in the country, Dr. TMA Pai International Convention Centre, is among the most popular tourist destinations of Mangaluru. Having a seating capacity for more than 4000 eminent guests, the convention centre is dispersed across a surface area of 16730 square meters. Not only this, the centre comes with a basement area of about 4200 square meters. Huge! Isn’t it?
Coming on the facilities hosted by the centre, it has three, well – furnished conference halls and a cafeteria. The nerve centre of the convention centre, the Function Hall or the Auditorium, is a place to be seen with your own eyes. Words are less to describe this beauty.
With a seating capacity for 1760 people, the hall has a facility of reflected lighting. Ignoring the technical jargon, it means that when the hall is lit fully it looks beautiful. The hall also boasts green rooms with air conditioners, thus taking care of the artists in an eminent way. You must have already guessed the quality of the sound system in this hall. Well, yeah you are right! They have indeed employed BOSS sound system. Just to add, this Function Hall has the biggest shell in the country and hosts four huge guest rooms. The ambience of this place is unmatchable. The elite push back chairs just add to the list of impeccable services.
Moving on the Exhibition Hall of the centre, this is again too huge. Since it can accommodate a good number of people, additional care has been taken to ensure the safety of the people. There is a facility of additional fire escapes from the Exhibition Hall. The hall comes along a very classy dining hall and a kitchen to provide some refreshments to the worthy guests. The dining hall can also accommodate a good number, around 750, people in one go. The centre also provides parking facility for the guests.
Other facilities include a centralized AC system and central diesel generators. Care has been taken for the recreation of the guests as well. The Convention Centre comes with some gorgeous water bodies and landscapes where the reverent guests can have a relaxed time.
In order to provide running water 24 x 7 there is a facility of an underground sump. Then you also have an elevator facility with special arrangement for handicapped people. You name a facility and it will be there before you. Thus, making it a must visit and enjoying the services of this human marvel.
Well, these top – notch facilities come at a good price. The tariff for using just the Auditorium in seasonal period is Rs. 1, 50, 000. A service tax of 10.36% is added over it and a luxury tax of 10% over and above it. If you wish to use any of the facilities you need to deposit a sum of Rs. 5000 as security with the authorities of the Center.
This outstanding piece of architecture should not be missed when in Mangalore.
How to reach Via Air:
The convention centre is in close proximity with the Mangalore International Airport and thus can be reached safely. At a distance of just 8 kilometer it will hardly take you 15 minutes to reach the centre.
Again, it is located at a very convenient distance from the Mangalore Junction Railway Station and thus can be reached easily.
The Dr. TMA Pai International Convention Centre in Mangalore is such a beauty that almost every auto-rickshaw driver and taxi driver knows it. Thus, facilitating your route!