Visitor and Travel Information for MMA 2019

Local transport and Dietary information

There will be a shuttle arranged from IUCAA on Jan 14th (at 2:00 PM) to go the conference venue. Similarly, another shuttle will be arranged from the conference venue to IUCAA  on  Jan 18th (at 2:00 PM).

Support for transport at other times/places is not guaranteed. We may be able to help you coordinate transport with other participants.

Please fill the form in the link below about your dietary requirements and travel information.

Visitor and travel information form

Getting to the conference venue

By Bus:
Distance from Mumbai to Khandala– 85 KM
Distance Pune to  Khandala– 65 KM
Reaching  Khandala by road is very easy as State Transport and Private Buses (A.C, Non-Deluxe, Deluxe, luxury, non-luxury) are available at a close frequency to reach Khandala. Note that most buses stop at “Bypass Khandala” so you may have to get a cab or have the hotel send a shuttle to the bus stop as the buses may not stop close to the conference venue.

By Train:
There are many trains that run between Mumbai (CST)-Khandala train stations. The conference venue is about 1.5 km from the Khandala station.
First train that leaves Mumbai and takes you to Khandala is 11007 Deccan Express. It departs from Mumbai at 07:00 AM and reaches Khandala at 09:30 AM. The last train that leaves Mumbai for Khandala is 51033 Shirdi Fast Passenger. It leaves at 22:55 PM and reaches the destination at 01:38 AM. More information:

By Cab:
Even one can hire a cab to reach here. The drive from Mumbai Intl Airport to Lonavla is about 3 hrs and from Pune Airport to Khandala is about 2 hrs.

Ola, Uber could work if you have the apps and a data plan. Alternatively, you may contact a car rental company in advance.
Below are some online cab hire links:


The accommodation will be booked at the venue from Jan 14-18 for the participants. Check-in is 1PM onwards and check-out is at 10am.