Thirty Meter Telescope Science Forum 2017

November 7, 2017 - November 9, 2017


In case of questions about booking accomodations, you can contact the Forum LOC


Accomodations near/at Bangalore International airport:

Depending on your arrival/departure time to/from Bangalore (many flights land/depart at night, or very early in the morning), you might want to consider booking a hotel room near the Bangalore airport to rest, before heading to Mysore later in the day. Here are some lodging options near Bangalore airport:

This hotel is only a few minutes walk from Bangalore's international airport. It's very comfortable and offers true indian hospitality. Booking can be done directly at the above link.

  • You can also reserve a room at the ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) guest-house, which is located near the international airport. Please, send an email to the TMT Forum LOC in case you would like more information (pricing, availability, etc) and book a room at the ISRO guest-house.

Another possible solution, depending on your itineray and transit time through Bangalore airport, is to stay at the airport for a few hours. Here are the available options:

  • Location of "Day-Hotel" at Bangalore International Airport

    This map shows the location of the "Day-Hotel" at the departing terminal of the Bangalore International Airport.

    The Plaza Premium "Day Hotel". It is located at the departure terminal of Bangalore airport, above the check-in counters (Level 2), i.e. this option works only for passengers leaving Bangalore airport. Proof of a flight leaving Bangalore within the next 20 hrs is required to access the hotel. This comfortable lounge offers clean and quiet rooms with shower, which can be rented for a few hours only. See the Day-hotel website for more information, or to make online (email) reservations. Rates are: 2,500 Indian Rupees (INR) for 3hrs, or INR 3,500 for 6hrs. Each additional hour is INR 500 (a tax of 28% must be added to these rates).

  • The transit lounge. It is located in the common arrival area, near the Bangalore International Airport (BIAL) information counter, and can be accessed for both arriving and leaving passengers. It does provide a nice place to rest after arrival, or while waiting for your outgoing flight, but does not offer private rooms. See the Transit Lounge website for more information (no reservations needed). Rates are INR 550 for 2hrs and INR 950 for 4hrs. Each additional hour is charged INR 250 (a tax of 18% must be added to this rates).


Accomodations in Mysore:

More detailed information will be continuously provided on the Forum website, but please, note that there are two types of lodging available:

Accommodation Map

Location of "discounted-rate" accommodations around Mysore

  • On-campus lodging is available free of charge by Infosys. If you are interested by this option, please, check the corresponding box at time of registration.
    • Infosys accomodations

      View of Infosys accomodations, clockwise from top-left: Ground-floor room, first-floor room, guest-room and cafeteria buildings

      All rooms are private (not shared), non-smoking only, and are equivalent to that of a standard hotel, with two single beds and a private bathroom. The rooms are very nice and comfortable and the Infosys campus is very beautiful. Each room is equipped with a desk, coffee and tea maker, A/C and a LCD TV.  Note though that alcohol is not allowed anywhere on campus premises. Wifi should be available in all rooms, though quality may vary in common areas (hallways, etc) if internet traffic is large. Breakfast is included in your registration fees.


  • Off-campus option: Some blocks of rooms have been reserved at two international 4-star hotels located in Mysore. Please reserve early as the number of these pre-reserved rooms is limited. These two hotels are located at a 20-30min driving distance from the campus. Free morning/evening transport will be organized by the Forum between the hotels and the Infosys campus. All rooms have wifi.

    • To make a reservation at one of the two hotels below, please send an email using this link, with the name of the guest(s), your choice of hotel, and your arrival/departure dates. Information about how to make payment will be sent to you upon reception of your request.

      • The Regenta Central Hotel. 15 rooms have been reserved at a preferred rate. The hotel is located in Mysore, at a close distance from all the major city attractions.

        • Rate: "Executive room": Single 3000 Rupees (~45 USD) / Double 3500 Rupees (~55 USD). "Suite room": Single 5000 Rupees (~80 USD) / Double 5500 Rupees (~85 USD).

      • The Royal Orchid Metropole Hotel. SOLD-OUT.

      • The Royal Orchid Brindavan Hotel. 24 rooms have been pre-reserved in this hotel, which is located outside Mysore, near the Kaveri river and some beautiful landscaped gardens. FYI, the Wednesday banquet will be organized at this location.

        • Rate: "Queen-bed room":  Single 4500 Rupees (~70USD) / Double 5000 (~80 USD) Rupees. "King-bed room": Single 5500 Rupees (~85USD) / Double 6000 Rupees (~95USD).

    • The above rates include breakfast. Please note that a tax of 18% must be added to the above rates, and also that payment should be made in full at time of reservation (hotel policy).

Note that you can also find many other hotel options for all budgets through the standard online hotel-booking websites (,, etc).