Travel and Local Information
The conference participants will be housed in various hostels/guest houses in IMSc and other institutes, and in some hotels. Currently we have made arrangements with The Raintree Hotel and Hotel New Woodlands. Raintree is the official conference hotel.
- The Raintree Hotel
120, St. Mary's Road, Alwarpet, Chennai 600018 India.
Tariff: Rs 6500 per room per night (inclusive of all taxes)
The rooms are double rooms, but the rates are for single occupancy. If there is an accompanying person, the tariff will be Rs 1000 + taxes in addition (which works out to roughly Rs 1200 totally).
The package includes Buffet Breakfast, Buffet Lunch or Dinner, 24 Hours Wi-Fi, Airport pickup on arrival and drop at airport for departure, Daily transport to conference venue and back (in shared car, at fixed times), and 2 pieces of laundry, Happy Hours 7 PM to 8 PM, at Havana (the Lounge Bar in the hotel) (Conference guests get 15% discount in the restaurants and bars in the hotel.)
Payment will be on arrival, cancellations will need to be made before December 15, 2012. Check-in / Check-out is 12 noon, but some flexibility has been assured for conference participants.
For taking this option, participants should send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details. A confirmation email will be sent from the hotel within 48 hours of sending this information.
- Name (First Second)
- Date of arrival, Time
- Date of departure, Time
- Name of accompanying person, if any
- email address
- contact telephone number
- Hotel New Woodlands
72-75, Dr. Radhakrishnan Road, Mylapore, Chennai 600004.
Tariff: Rs 2330, Rs 2870 and Rs 3330 (inclusive of taxes)
This hotel is located in the heart of city and about 10kms from IMSc.
About 15 rooms are blocked, will be held until December 1, 2012 at the above tariff. Participants who prefer this option should directly contact the hotel before December 1, 2012.
Phone: +91 44 2811 3111, Email: email@example.com
We have listed four more hotels below and these hotels are either close to the conference venue or easily accessible by public transport. Participants have to directly contact the hotel for room reservation. We request the participants to see the hotel websites before making reservation.
- The City Manor
26, L.B. Road, 3rd street, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai 600 041.
Tariff: Rs 950 for standard non-AC, Rs 1250 for standard AC and Rs 1500 for Deluxe room (inclusive of taxes).
This hotel is about 2km from IMSc and the nearest landmark is Jayanthi Theatre. Please visit the webpage for more information.
Phone: +91 44 4317 8271/8497
- The City Residency
111-A, Thiruvalluvar Salai, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai 600 041.
Tariff: Rs. 1300 for Double room with AC and Rs. 1000 for non AC (inclusive of taxes).
This Hotel is within a distance of 2km from IMSc and located near Jayanthi Theater. For amenities, please visit the webpage for more information.
Phone: +91 44 2445 4878
- Majestic Park
31, Santhome High Road, Mylapore, Chennai 600 004.
Tariff: Rs 1500 for single room and Rs 1900 for double room (inclusive of taxes). It is possible to get some discount for longer (more than 4 days) stay.This hotel is located 10km away from IMSc but the advantage is very close to the scenic Marina Beach. One could commute to the conference venue by local train. The nearest (1.2Km) railway station is Lighthouse and here is the time table for week days service and Sunday service.
Phone: +91 44 2498 0320/0399
1, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore, Chennai 600 004.
Tariff: Rs. 2000 for single room, Rs. 2500 for double room. Taxes are not included.
This hotel is also very close to the Lighthouse railway station (500 Meters) and the Marina beach. For amenities please visit the web page.
Phone :+91 44 2844 4546
Those requesting grants have been provided shared accommodation in guest house/hostel rooms within a few kilometres of IMSc. Some more shared guest house/hostel accommodation is available, which will have to be paid for by the resident. Registered participants can write to firstname.lastname@example.org specifying arrival and departure dates.