Information about Travel Partner:

Our travel partner is Travspire. It is a company that focuses on giving travellers an offbeat and local experience in India. It offer day tours and activities in multiple destinations across India including Bangalore. It also customize multiday travel packages covering a variety of destinations all around India.

Recommended Day Tours from Bangalore

1)Bangalore Walking Tour – Cover the history and heritage of Bangalore.
2)Day Tour to Mysore – A day trip to Art and Heritage capital of Karnataka.
3)Day Tour of Belur and Halebidu - A day trip to see the 12th century Hoysala built grand temples.

Recommended Multiday trip destination from Bangalore

1) Hampi - 14th Century capital of Vijayanagara Empire is today a world heritage site spread over 26 square Kilometers.
2) Kabini & Mysore - Experience the wilderness of the Indian Jungle and explore the rich heritage of Mysore which was the state capital before Bangalore.
3) Coorg & Mysore - Visit the coffee plantations of India, try the eclectic local cuisine. Enjoy the cool mountain weather of the bio-diverse western ghats.

Delegates may contact them for any assistance regarding International travel or sight seeing in & around Bangalore.

The contact details are as follows:

Contact Person: Mr. Arjun Bhat
Mobile: +91 9900936337/9741303580
Email: arjun@travspire.com
Web:http://www.travspire.com

Travel from India:

You can reach Bangalore by road, rail and air travel. If you are travel by air you will arrive Bangalore International Airport (BIAL). Taxis are easily available to reach IISc. IISc is about 35 km from the new Bengaluru International Airport (BIAL). Alternatively you can also take BMTC buses.
If you arrive by train we recommend to alight at Bangalore city junction. The IISc campus is 6 to 8 km's. Auto and Taxis are available in plenty to reach campus.

Getting around Bangalore:

Auto-rickshaws are a convenient mode of transport as they are easily available. Most of the drivers are affable and honest and are multilingual. Apart from the local language most of the drivers are conversant in Hindi, and English. Wherever possible, use of pre-paid auto service is recommended.

Reaching IISc From the Main Railway Station:

The main railway station in Bangalore is called Bangalore City which is about 7 km from IISc. The railway station and the main bus stand (called as Majestic and Kempegowda Bus station) are opposite to each other. Pre-paid autorickshaw facility is available at the Bangalore City Railway Station. You could tell the counterperson that you are travelling to Tata Institute. You can also use the bus services from the Majestic bus station: Bus Route nos. 252 E, 258 C, 271 E, 273 C, 275, 276, 99 A and B . Alight at TATA INSTITUTE Bus Stop.

Reaching IISc From the Cantonment Railway Station:

Another important railway station in Bangalore is Cantontment Railway Station, also known as Bangalore Cantt. The distance from this station to IISc is almost same as the Bangalore City railway station and it also has prepaid autorickshaw facility. You can also use the bus services from the bus stop just opposite to the station. Route Nos. 94 A and E, 252 A, 270 A, 272, 276 A.

Reaching IISc From the Yeshwantpur Railway Station:

Yeshwantpur is a small railway station, located within Bangalore, but it is NOT the main railway station of Bangalore. One good thing about Yeshwantpur is that it is very close to IISc, but very few trains stop here. The autorickshaw ride from Yeshwantpur to IISc will cost around Rs. 25. Prepaid autorickshaw facility also available here.

Airport Shuttle Service:

Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) plans to run buses from various points of the city every 15 minutes to the Bangalore International Airport (BiAL). Contact details,

* BMTC Control Room: Toll Free: 1800-425-1663; Telephone No:+91 80-22537522/+91 80-22952422

* BMTC, Kempegowda Bus Stand: Telephone No:+91 80-22952311/+91 80-22952314

* BMTC, Shivajinagar Bus Stand: Telephone No:+91 80-22952321/+91 80-22952324

Basic Taxi Services:

* Meru Cabs: +91 80-44224422

* Ola Cabs: +91 80-33553355

* Fast Track: +91 080-28889999

* You pay at the end of the journey based on the metered charge. Credit card payment with printed receipt facility is available.

Visiting places in and around Bangalore:

Most places in and around Bangalore are easily accessible from IISc and the cost of travel is most reasonable. Bangalore has it all, so take your time and enchant yourself. Places like Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Vidhana Soudha, Cubbon Park and Museums, Bull Temple and Tipu Sultan’s Palace are all worth visiting. So are the central shopping locations of Brigade Road, M.G.Road and Commercial Street. And before you go away and leave us don’t forget to check out all that Bangalore has to offer.

International Travel to Bangalore:

Most international airlines have direct flights to India from Europe and Singapore/Hong-Kong. From the US, most international airlines fly to India with a single stop, either in Europe or in the Far East with a few offering direct flights to India.

Most airlines such as Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Air Lanka, Air France, British Airways, Malaysian Airlines, Jet Airways and Air India fly directly into Bangalore. Almost all airlines have daily flying. We recommend that you fly directly into Bangalore.

Alternatively, most international airlines fly into Mumbai (Bombay), Chennai (Madras) or New Delhi. If you fly into these cities there are several connecting Bangalore to these cities (Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, Sahara Airlines, Deccan Airlines, Spice Jet and Paramount Airways). Chennai-Bangalore is a 45 minute flight, Mumbai-Bangalore is a 90 minute flight, and Delhi to Bangalore is 2.5 hours.

Arrival at the new Bengaluru International (BIAL) Airport:

The airport is equipped with adequate number of immigration counters and baggage carousels for quick baggage retrieval. A large duty free shop is also located near the baggage claim area.

Transport from/to the new Bengaluru International(BIAL) Airport:

How to reach IISc Campus:

IISc is about 35 km from the new Bengaluru International Airport (BIAL) (both domestic and International). Local name for IISc is 'Tata Institute'. Always use 'Tata Institute' with the taxi drivers.

Commute To Bangalore International Airport:

All phone numbers have an area code +91-80 (for landline) and +91 for mobile. Airport helpline: 080-6678 2425; WhatsApp: +91 888 499 8888; Toll Free: 1800 425 4425

Departure from Bengaluru International Airport:

The check-in hall at the new airport is common for domestic and international passengers. There are 53 check-in counters' and 18 Self check-in machine's. There is no need to screen your bags before check-in.

Information on the airport can be found at its official website:(http://www.bengaluruairport.com/)

For any further assistance please contact Secretariat, Email: or2015@mgmt.iisc.ernet.in or iiscmathi@gmail.com, Tel: +91-9739011141 .