International Cooperation and Convention Centre - Rudraksh is a two-storey convention centre, which has a seating capacity of 1200, was built with the assistance of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
- Rudraksh Constructed in the Sigra area of Varanasi over 3-acres of land. JICA provided the cost of the construction of the convention centre by providing a grant of Rs 200 crore under the Japanese ODA scheme.
- The foundation stone for the centre was laid in 2015, during the then Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Varanasi.
- The 'Rudraksh' centre has been positioned as an ideal location to host all types of international conventions, concerts and exhibitions in order to strengthen the city's competitiveness by developing its tourism sector.
- The convention centre comprises of a main hall with a tower, meeting rooms and a spacious parking area that can accommodate as many as 120 cars.
- The roof of the building has been constructed to resemble the Shiva Linga. At night, the entire building will glow with LED lights.
- The gallery showcases Varanasi’s distinct culture and heritage, with murals depicting its art and music. If required, the main hall can be partitioned into smaller spaces for events.
- 'Rudraksh' convention centre was built keeping the environment in mind, and will be fit for Level 3 of Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA).
- Rudraksh convention centre inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 15th July 2021.
|Rudraksh convention centre hall|
|Rudraksh convention centre night view|