Useful Info

IISER Thiruvananthapuram website

Before traveling

If you are not a citizen of India you will require a valid visa to enter India. Please read the following carefully. If you have any questions please write to us at the conference email address. We will be happy to provide whatever assistance we can.


Citizens of all countries require a visa to enter India. This is a reciprocal arrangement, and Indian citizens too need a visa to visit every other country. The visa fees are also determined reciprocally between India and each country; hence they will depend on your country of citizenship (defined by your passport) rather than your country of residence. To obtain your visa, please contact the Indian Embassy/Consulate nearest you. There is typically an Indian Embassy in every capital city, and in some countries there may be additional Consulates in other cities. To check up whether the nearest Indian Embassy or Consulate has a website, you can consult, for example: Embassy of India 

December is peak season for air-travel into India. So it is advisable to make your travel arrangements well in advance of your scheduled travel.

How to Reach Trivandrum

Trivandrum is well connected by air, rail and road to other major cities in India as well as to some major international airports. Trivandrum Airport (TRV) has 2 passenger Terminals. Terminal 1 operates mostly with domestic flights within India and Terminal 2 operates with both domestic and international flights. Major International flights operate from Trivandrum such as Jet airways, Air India, Etihad, Emirates, Srilankan Airlines, Qatar Airways, Singapore airlines etc.

When arriving by train or bus, you can alight at Thiruvananthapuram Central railway station/KSRTC central bus station popularly known as Thampanoor.

How to reach IISER

Please check here for useful information regarding reaching IISER from the airport/railway station. Transportation from Airport/Thampanoor to IISER TVM campus would be arranged.