Participants are expected to make their own arrangements for stay. A limited number of participants could be accommodated in guesthouses attached to academic institutions at reduced rates on a 'first-come-first-served' basis. Negotiations are on with some star and budget hotels in the city to seek lower than their normal tariff rates for ISKO 2012 participants.
Please visit http://www.tripadvisor.in/Hotels-g304553-Mysore_Karnataka-Hotels.html for a list of hotels in Mysore. Hotel Regaalis located close to the University of Mysore has offered reduced tariff for ISKO 2012 delegates. Accommodation in this hotel will be reserved on specific request. Please write to Dr. K. S. Raghavan (firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com) clearly indicating the dates for which hotel accommodation is required.
Weather in Mysore: It is Monsoon time in South India between June and September. It is not unusual for Mysore to receive showers during this period. The day temperature will be around 25 degrees Celsius.
Places of Tourist Attraction: There are several places of tourist attraction in and around Mysore. Mysore is known as the city of palaces. The historical town of Srirangapattana is on the Bangalore-Mysore Highway close to Mysore. The famous temple towns of Belur, Halebid, Somanathapura and Sravana Belagola are also within easy reach from Mysore. For those interested in wild life and nature, the game sanctuaries of Bandipur and Nagarhole are within easy reach.Reaching Mysore: The nearest airport is the Bangalore International Airport which is well connected by Air to major cities in Europe, Mid-west, East and South East Asia and also to major cities in India. Mysore is connected to Bangalore by Road and Rail and is only 130 KM from the Bangalore Airport. There are convenient trains from Bangalore City Railway station and also frequent buses from Bangalore Bus Station to Mysore. For those desiring to proceed to Mysore directly from the Bangalore airport, Taxis could be arranged if prior intimation is received. The approximate taxi fare will be Indian Rupees 2200 (~US$ 50). For information on places of tourist attraction in the state of Karnataka visit http://karnatakatourism.org/ and for information on places of tourist interest in South India visit http://www.south-india-tourism.com/