Fifth Workshop in High Energy Physics Phenomenology

Travel Advice

  1. International Travellers
  2. National Travellers
International Travellers

WHEPP-5 will be held in the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune, which is about 200 KM from the Sahar International Airport, Mumbai. ``Sandi's International Tours and Travels'' operates a bus service from the Sahar Airport to Pune and will drop you at IUCAA itself. Their buses leave everyday at 0200 hrs and 0400 hrs from Sahar Airport. Reservation of a seat is necessary. The bus takes approximately 5 hours which is about the average time taken by other surface transports as well.

Most international flights arrive close to midnight, leaving ample time to clear immigration and customs and to catch one of these two buses. If you choose to take this bus, please send an e-mail to WHEPP-5 indicating your arrival date and time. We will do the necessary booking and send you later the instructions to locate Sandi's outside the arrival lounge.

Those participants whose flights arrive too early or too late are recommended to arrive on 10 Jan. We will make arrangements for their overnight stay in TIFR guest house in Mumbai and they can leave on the 11 Jan. with the TIFR group. Again advance information of arrival date and time should be sent by e-mail to WHEPP-5 to book accommodation in Mumbai and to book the travel to Pune.

If you have any questions or difficulties, please send an e-mail to WHEPP-5 for help.

National Travellers

IUCAA is located in the Pune University Campus which is about 8 kms. from the Pune Railway Station and about 15 kms from the Pune airport.

The best way to reach IUCAA from the railway station is by an autorickshaw (three-wheeler).  You may ask the autorickshaw driver to take you to the Pune University Campus.  Once you reach the Main Gate of the Pune University on the Ganeshkhind Road, there are direction boards marked IUCAA.  The enclosed map gives the location of IUCAA on the Pune University Campus.

Most of the Bombay-Pune trains stop at Shivajinagar station, which is closer to IUCAA.  These trains stop at the highway side.  You should cross the overbridge and then take an autorickshaw to University Campus.

From the Pune airport also rickshaws are available, but they normally charge a very high rate.  If you inform us in advance, we could make arrangements to pick you up from the airport.

At IUCAA, you may report at the Guest House (NALANDA) Reception, which is open 24 hours.