Bangalore, officially known as Bengaluru, is one of the most hip and happening cities in India and also often referred to as India's Silicon Valley.
Game Developer Summit 2011 will be held at the hallmark of India's academic excellence, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). See Google Maps Reference.
J. N. Tata Auditorium
National Science Symposium Complex (NSSC)
Sir C.V.Raman Avenue
(Across the street from Indian Institute of Science)
Ph: +91 80 23092236 and +91 80 23092917
To download a map of the entire Bengaluru City, click here.
Buses in Bangalore are cheap and usually frequent, but traveling on them can be difficult if you don't know the system well. Local city buses display only the route number in English, with the destination and route information is written in Kannada. You can log on to the BMTC online bus route information system, here: http://www.bmtcinfo.com/ and enter your point of origin and choose your destination as Malleswaram 18th Cross to map your route to the venue.
Auto-rickshaws are everywhere at any time of day. They are yellow three wheeled contraptions that use simple two-stroke engines and are a fast way to get around the city. Autos are supposed to charge according to the meter, and you should simply refuse to board one where the meter is faulty or the driver refuses to use it. Saying "meter please" will usually do the trick. For a ride from Bangalore Bus Stand ( Majestic / Railway Station ) the fare should be Rs. 55. You can also avail the services of Prepaid counters to hire one. Prepaid counters are located in many parts of the city - MG Road, Majestic etc.
By City Taxis
The taxis in Bangalore are convenient and comfortable. Most of the vehicles are Maruti Omni Vans or Tata Indica cars, which are much safer than auto-rickshaws. If you are alone or going to an unknown destination, you are advised to choose this option, even though the rates will be double that of an auto. Most taxi companies will charge a flat rate for a pick-up and drop from anywhere to anywhere within city limits. Waiting or return trips will be charged extra, as will a lot of heavy luggage. Call +91 80 23333333 for any information.
You can call the following numbers for availing this service.
+91 80 2240520100
+91 80 25510000
HIT THE SACK
Following is a listing of hotels* to stay in, while you are in Bangalore to attend the summit.
The Lalit Ashok, Kumara Krupa High Grounds. Tel:+91 918030527777
Taj Residency Hote,l 41/3 MG Road. Tel:+91 80 5660-4444
Chancery Pavilion, Residency Road. Tel: +91-9632202869
Park Hotel, 14/7 MG Road. Tel: +91 80 2559-4666
ITC Windsor Sheraton Hotel, Sankey Road. Tel: +91-80-22269898
Oberoi Hotel, 37-39 MG Road. Tel:+91 80 2558-5858
Taj West End Hotel, Race Course Road. Tel:+91 80 5660-5660
Leela Palace Kempinski, Tel:+91 80 2521-1234
Le Meridien, Tel:+91-80-2226 22 33
Hotel Royal Orchid, Tel:+91 80 2520 5566
The Green Path, #32/1, New BEL Road, Seenappa Layout, Near Ramiah Hospital, Bangalore. Tel: +91-9880470004
Solitaire, 3, Kumara Krupa Road, Madhavanagar, Bangalore. Tel: +91-9844564109
Raj Residency, #47/2, Near Dairy Circle, Opp. Marble Center International, 16th Cross, Lakksanddra, Bannerghatta Road, Adugodi. Tel: +91-80-9945567978
Golden Gates Hotel, 200/3, Laxmi Towers, RV Road,Near South End Circle, Next to Bangalore Hospital. Tel: +91-80-41204555