Thirty Meter Telescope Science Forum 2017

November 7, 2017 - November 9, 2017

Travel & transport information


In case of questions regarding traveling to India, you can contact the Forum LOC

 

Required vaccination:

The yellow fever vaccination is only required if the traveler arrives from an infected area. See more information page 21 of this document provided by WHO.

Other vaccinations might be recommended but are not mandatory (consult your personal physician).

 

Closest international airport:

The main international airport near Mysore is in Bangalore. Ideally, all travellers should plan on booking flights with an arrival at "Kempegowda" International airport in Bangalore.

Transport between Bangalore airport and Mysore:

  • Complimentary bus transport: The Forum LOC will organize two bus transports per day (one in the morning, and one after lunch) between Bangalore airport and Mysore. The exact departure times will be provided later, as well as information on how to book this complimentary bus. Please, note that a  similar service will be provided after the meeting, between Mysore and Bangalore airport.
  • Forum participants are also welcome to make their own travel arrangements between Bangalore airport and Mysore by booking private taxis (available at the airport), or using alternate buses (not free), also with direct connection to Mysore (timetable for alternate bus transport can be found using this link). 

The drive from Bangalore Kempegowda international airport to the Infosys campus in Mysore takes about 3.5h.

 

Transport in Mysore, between hotels area and the Infosys campus:

Free transport will be organized in the morning and evening to pick-up and drop-off meeting attendants who have elected to stay off-campus rather than on-campus. The transport timetable will be provided later. The morning pickup points will be the two hotels mentionned on the accomodation page. Note that it takes about 20-30min to drive from the hotels to the Infosys campus.

Please, note that a travel-agent desk will be available on-campus each day of the Forum to help all participants with travel reservations during their stay in India.  Information about this service will be provided soon, well before the start of the Forum.

 

Checking in at Infosys:

Please plan 5-10 extra minutes on your first day to check at the Infosys gate. ID will be cheched by Infosys security, who will deliver your badge. This badge will be valid for the duration of the Forum. Check-in will be faster the following days, but all bags will be scanned at each entry, and everyone will need to go through a metal detector gate.