Hotels, Travel & Visa

Hotels, Travel & Visa

VISA Information

An FAQ guideline from Ministry of Home Affairs, India regarding issue of VISA is available here.  Some embassy might require the letter from the Indian Government approving the Conference. The clearances from different ministries for the conference will be made available shorlty. If the respective embassy requires the invitation letter addressed to the individual, then please write to

Weather: “God's own country” Kerala is blessed with a climate of moderate temperatures. Thiruvananthapuram has a constant weather almost all through the year. The months from October to February are winter months, which remains pleasant with occasional light rain showers.

Food: Kerala is every food-lover's paradise. Kerala cuisine offers a multitude of dishes, ranging from the traditional sadya to seafood delicacies. Mostly cooked with coconut oil, the food is rich in aroma and taste and texture. Vegetarian food of Kerala is generally milder and blander in taste on the other hand non-vegetarian food savors various spices.

Accommodation: Trivandrum has good and convenient accommodation options for visitors. You can book the accommodation prior to visit to avoid any problems. There is an array of hotels in Trivandrum with a range of price to suit your needs.
Few of the nearest hotels are:
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How to Reach: (The distance from Technopark to IIITM-K, Technocity, Pallipuram Campus is 6 KMs)

The Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is about a 20-25 minutes drive from the Technopark (Terminal 1: 13km; Terminal 2: 10km). The Conference venue is located at Technopark/Technocity. The taxifare ranges from INR 450 to 600.
Railway Stations
Thiruvananthapuram Central 
The Technopark is 15Km away from the Thiruvanthapuram Central Railway Station. You can reach Technopark from the railway station by taking a bus from the KSRTC Bus stand at Thampanoor, which is exactly opposite to the railway station. Your destination is Kazhakkoottam. From Kazhakkoottam, you can easily get autorikshaws to Technopark. The distance is approximately 1km. The taxi fare from the railway station to Technopark is around INR 500.
Kochuveli Railway Station
Kochuveli Station is a terminal station for some long-distance trains. If you are coming from Kochuveli railway station, you can take an autorikshaw to Technopark. The autofare is around INR 150.
Kazhakoottom Railway station
Kazhakkoottam is the nearest Station from Technopark, about 1km from the main gate. From Kazhakkoottam railway station autorikshaws are easily available to Technopark. The nearest railway station for Technocity, Pallipuram is Murukkumpuzha railway station