Directions to IISc from Bangalore International Airport

Easy directions: Ask a taxi to take you to the Tata Institute (which is what IISc is locally known as). This should suffice in most cases.

If you're unlucky and the taxi driver does not know where the Tata Institute is, then give him the following directions: from Mekhri Circle, take the road (called CV Raman Road) towards Yeshwanthpur. Keep straight at the first traffic signal (at Sadashiva Nagar Traffic Police Station). About 500m beyond this signal, you'll see the gates of IISc on the right-hand side.

If you're staying at the IISc Main Guest House, the Centenary Visitors' House, Jawahar guest house, or Hoysala house, please ask for directions at the IISc gate.

It is recommended that you take one of the metered taxis (Meru/KSTDC/EasyCabs) that are queued up outside on your left as you exit the airport terminal building. A metered taxi from the airport to IISc should cost you approximately Rs. 700 (plus possibly a 10% extra charge at night). Payment must be in cash, so make sure that you have sufficient cash (Indian Rupees) in hand when you leave the airport. Also, please be aware that you will be asked to pay a toll of Rs. 115 as you enter the highway leading to the city.

Food joints on campus

Prakruthi: Open from 7:30 am - 1:00 am.

Nesara: Open from 9:00 am - 10 pm.


You can arrange taxis from IISc campus by contacting one of the following call taxi agencies.

·Aishwarya Travels - 23374826 / 23647403 / 9341218070

·Aum Travels - 41490452 / 9845402784

·Varsha Tours and Travels - 23570029 / 9980873172


Malleswaram 18th cross and Yeshwantpur circle are the best places to catch an auto rickshaw. But if you're lucky, you'll find an auto at Prof. CNR Rao circle or at Circle Mariamma temple. Remember that autos cost 50% more early mornings (before 6am) and at night (after 10pm).