Logistics: Travel & Accommodation – Bengaluru (Bangalore), India

NOTE: This webpage was last updated on Nov 30, 2015 @ 11:34 am, and will be updated again prior to the conference date. Hence, we kindly request you to check this webpage again. Thanks for your understanding and patience.

The following information regarding logistics shall be updated regularly to facilitate the participants. All the information is provided in good faith and the participants are recommended to check all the details on their own and should not hold IMRA and / or IIMB responsible for any errors.

Important: Please note that you are responsible to plan, book and pay for all your accommodation, travelling, etc. IMRA & IIMB are just helping you to facilitate by providing information and discounted offers.

1. About Bengaluru (Bangalore), Karnataka, India
2. Time Zone
3. Local Weather during December
4. Currency
5. Travel to and from airports and local travelling
6. Public Transport & Travelling in and around Bangalore
7.  Internet & Phone
8. Accommodation options (with specially negoitated discount offers)
9. Conference Venue and nearby area
10. Sight Seeing

1. About Bengaluru (Bangalore), Karnataka, India

Bengaluru (Bangalore) is the name of the city where the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) is located.

Details about Bengaluru (Bangalore) can be found on:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangalore

Karnataka is the state / province in which Bengaluru (Bangalore) is located. More details about Karnataka can be found on:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karnataka

More details about India can be found on:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India

2. Time Zone

Entire India is on the same Time Zone throughout the year and do not have any Daylight Saving. Indian Standard Time is abbreviated as IST. Kindly note that IST is GMT +5:30 hours. Here, GMT is Greenwich Mean Time.

The day, date and time in Bengaluru (Bangalore), India, right now is shown below:

Important Websites:
1) Bengaluru (Bangalore) Time: http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time-zone/asia/india/bangalore/
2) Time & Date checker: http://www.timeanddate.com

3.  Local Weather during December
Bangalore’s weather during the month of December is usually mild and nuzzles between 18 to 22 centigrade degrees.

Important websites:
1) 10 Day Weather forecast: http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/l/Bangalore+India+INXX0012:1:IN
2) Celsius to Fahrenheit Conversion chart: http://www.asknumbers.com/CelsiusToFahrenheitConversion.aspx

4. Currency
The currency in India is Indian Rupee and is often expressed as INR. Most of the hotels, restaurants and public places accept all major international credit and debit cards. Some of them do not accept American Express cards. There are ATM cash withdrawal machines at the most public places, which are free mostly, but some do charge.

Important website:

1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_rupee
2) Foreign Exchange conversion rate: www.xe.com

5. Local Transport: Taxis & Public Transport

Landing at Bangalore Airport

Participants will find a variety of options for travel from Bangalore airport.

Public Transport from Airport

For its airport shuttle service, the BMTC has a fleet of comfortable, air-conditioned Volvo buses – ‘VayuVajra’ – which connect the airport and the city through 11 routes. Located close to the Terminal Building, VayuVajra is a 24/7 service available for both arrival and departure passengers. If you are arriving at Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru, check the dynamic display of BMTC schedules, routes, and other information, at the Arrival Hall of the passenger Terminal Building. For more information on BMTC Volvo service to the airport, please click on

http://www.mybmtc.com/airportservices

To reach Indian Institute of Management, kindly board KIAS – 5A; the bus stop for IIM is known as ‘Bilekahalli. Kindly confirm with the destination while purchasing the tickets on board.

Taxis are offered outside the airport. One may find directions to taxi service outside the arrival gates. In case you wish to enquire more about taxis, you can do the same at the Help Me desk situated at the arrival hall of the passenger Terminal building.

Kindly note that one has to bear the toll amount whoever uses the Taxi service.

http://www.bengaluruairport.com/transport/transport.jspx

Please note that many hotels in the area offer complimentary airport shuttle service (pick up and drop off). So please check with your hotel while booking.

Taxi for travelling in and around the Conference Venue

Kindly check with your Hotel first if they are able to provide Free Shuttle Car or paid on meter Taxis to the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. Many Hotels will do this for free.

Public Transport

The website for local transportation via buses is http://www.mybmtc.com . The Indian Institute of Management is accessible by taxis and buses.

To travel in city, one can use Metro rail too. http://www.bmrc.co.in/English/index.html

6.  Internet & Phone

Free Wi-Fi internet is available at the IMRA-IIMB International Conference venue at the IIM Bangalore campus. Usually, all the hotels provide free Wi-Fi internet facility. However, it is suggested that the participants should confirm this with the hotel before booking.

A cheaper local phone option is to buy a mobile phone SIM card from shops and that can make you contactable with a local mobile phone number. Calling abroad using this SIM card may be little expensive.

International country code for India is 0091.

8. Accommodation options

The following information is only to help the participants. IMRA-IIMB is not responsible for organizing accommodation for the participants. IMRA-IIMB has negotiated a good price with good service offer package with the following nearby hotels. While booking with them, please give them reference “IMRA-IIMB International Conference” to get the best offer.

Aurick Boutique Hotel – 3.7 kilometres from IIM Bangalore

  1. Website: http://www.aurickhotels.com
  2. Email: reservations@aurickhotels.com ,
  3. Mobile phone no.: & Contact Person: Mr. Dipankar  0091-9900010544

Quality Inn Shravanthi – 2.8 kilometres from IIM Bangalore.

  1. Website: https://www.choicehotels.com
  2. Email reservations@qishravanthi.in
  3. Mobile phone no.: 0091-9008601079

The HHI Select – 2.8 kilometres from IIM Bangalore.

  1. Website: http://www.hhihotels.com/hotel-bengaluru
  2. Email:  – lobbyblr@hindusthan.com
  3. Phone no.: 0091 (0) 80 – 4076 1500

IIM Bangalore MDC – Inside IIMB Campus (15 rooms only available)

Email: IIMB.Secretariat@gmail.com

Important: Due to high busy season, we recommend the participants to book their accommodation in advance to avoid any last minute disappointments.

9. Conference Venue Address & Emergency Phone Number

IMRA-IIMB International Conference
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB)
Bannerghatta Road,
Bilekahalli,
Bengaluru (Bangalore)
Karnataka 560076
India

Phone numbers (for emergency use only): +91 80 2658 2450 ; +91 80 2699 3996

Campus parking: Ample parking available at the campus.

10. Sight Seeing

We are planning to have an Optional Group Sight Seeing Guided Tour of the city of Bengaluru (Bangalore) on Saturday 19th December 2015.

Further announcement for the same shall be made soon. There shall be a separate fee for the same as per the actual expenses.