Local Information


The conference participants are housed in various hostels/guest houses in IMSc and other institutes, and in some hotels.

  • IMSc Guest House and hostel. This is across the road from the academic block at IMSc.

  • CMI hostel. CMI is at a distance of about 18 kilometers from IMSc on Old Mahabalipuram Road. Consult this map to locate CMI with respect to Tidel Park (and IMSc). There will be special shuttles between CMI and IMSc for the benefit of participants staying in CMI.

    PHONE NUMBERS: +91-44-2747 0226 – 0229, +91-44-3298 3441 – 3442
    FAX: +91-44-2747 0225

  • Taramani guest house, IIT. This is inside IIT Madras. The IIT campus is very large, as evidenced by this map of the IIT campus. The main gate is on Sardar Patel Road (this is the road that lies to the north end of Old Mahabalipuram Road). The in gate is in N-1 in the map, and Taramani guest house is the item numbered 13, located in I-17. It is about 3 km from the gate. There are buses that regularly ply between the gate and other locations.

    PHONE NUMBERS: +91-44-2257 8450.

  • MSSRF guest house This is the guest house of the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation. This is two streets away from IMSc, within 10 minutes’ walking distance. This map has the required directions.

    Here are the contact details:
    M S Swaminathan Research Foundation
    3rd Cross Street, Institutional Area, Taramani
    Chennai - 600113, India
    Ph: +91-44-22542698, 22541229 Fax: +91-44-22541319

  • Sameer guest house This is the guest house of the Sameer Chennai EMC Division. This is on the next street to IMSc, within 5 minutes’ walking distance. This map has the required directions.

    Here are the contact details:
    SAMEER – Center for Electromagnetics
    2nd Cross Road, CIT Campus, Taramani
    Chennai, Tamil Nadu
    PIN 600113

  • ISRO guest house This is Antariksha Nivas, the guest house of the Insian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Look at map for more details.

    The contact details are:
    SHAR-ISRO guest house,
    SHAR-ISRO Liaison office,
    #20,Antariksha nivas,
    Kamaraj Avenue 2nd street,
    Adyar, Chennai - 600020
    Phone Number of the reception: +91-44-24457645

  • Hotel Esthell,
    No. 1, Royal Enclave, Besant Avenue, Adyar, Chennai 600 020.

    The map gives an idea of its location with reference to IMSc.

    PHONE NUMBERS: +91-44-2446 6240/2446 8029.

  • Hotel New Woodlands,
    72–75, Dr. Radhakrishnan Road, Mylapore, Chennai 600 004.

    This is situated in Mylapore, which is about 10 kms from IMSc. It is close to the Light House suburban railway station, from which one can take a train going in the direction of Velachery, and get down at Indira Nagar station to get to IMSc. The train ride takes about 10 minutes.

    PHONE: +91-44-2811 3111, FAX: 2811 0460.