Soft Matter: Young Investigators Meet 2018

23 - 25 May 2018, Koti resorts, Shimla

Koti resort, Shimla

Vill. Sadhora | PO Baldeyan | Mashobra-Naldehra Road | Shimla 171 007

M/T: 9218 601 501 | +91 177 274 0177, +91 177 274 0815


How to reach Koti Resorts Shimla:

Koti resorts is around 8 Kms away from Shimla. The closest airport is Shimla and the closest railway station is Kalka. There is one Air India flight from Delhi to Shimla at 6.15 AM. If you intend to start on 23rd May, then you can try to avail that flight from New Delhi. If you are coming by train to Kalka, you can take either the toy train or bus/cab to Shimla.

However, we advice you to preferably reach Chandigarh on 22nd May, i.e., one day before the conference starts. Please write to us if you need a room in the Guest house at IISER Mohali on 22nd night on payment basis. On the morning of 23rd May, we will have buses from IISER Mohali to Koti resorts. If you are planning to reach Chandigarh/Mohali early morning on 23rd May, please do so by 8:00 AM. The buses will start at 8:00 AM from IISER Mohali Guest House and stop at Chandigarh railway station briefly (8:30 AM). We aim to reach Koti resorts by 1:00 PM.

Since Chandigarh airport is closed during May 12 - 31, 2018, you may come up to New Delhi by air/train and consider Train/Bus/Cab to reach Chandigarh. You can take Airport metro from the Airport to New Delhi railway station which takes about 30 minutes. From New Delhi railway station, the following trains are very convenient to reach Chandigarh/Mohali.

(1) 12057 UHL JANSHATABDI NEW DELHI (NDLS) 2:35 PM (dep) Mohali (SASN) 7:30 PM (arr)
*(2) 12005 KALKA SHTBDI NEW DELHI (NDLS) 5:15 PM (dep) CHANDIGARH (CDG) 8:40 PM (arr)
(3) 12045 NDLS CDG SHTBDI NEW DELHI (NDLS) 7:15 PM (dep) CHANDIGARH (CDG) 10:45 PM (arr)
* takes the least time and is also at a convenient time.

Other trains running between New Delhi and Chandigarh can be looked up at IRCTC website. There will be heavy rush in these trains so we advice you to book your tickets as early as possible. Other possibilities to reach Chandigarh from New Delhi include Volvo buses and cabs (Ola/Uber also run between New Delhi and Chandigarh). Please consult the following link for bus timings. You can also take Volvo buses to Chandigarh (one bus in every 30 minutes) from ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Once you reach Chandigarh, either at the Railway station or the bus depot, you can easily book a cab (Ola/Uber) to IISER Mohali.