21st Annual Conference of


Date: 12th - 14th September 2024
Venue: Hilton Garden Inn Bengaluru Embassy Manyata Business Park


Kabini River

Named after the river Kabini, the lodge beckons with the promise of elephants, gaurs, deer and flaunts the mesmerizing tiger and the ever cautious leopard. Located on the southern fringes of the Nagarhole National Park, this former hunting lodge of the erstwhile Maharaja of Mysore was rated as one of the Top 5 Wildlife Resorts in the World by the British Tatler’s Travel Guide. A sprawling colonial estate in the heart of elephant country, the Kabini River Lodge echoes with the call of the wild.

Nandi Hills

Nandi Hills (Anglicised forms include Nandidurg and Nandydoorg) is an ancient hill station built by Ganga Dynasty in the Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka state. It is 10 km from Chickballapur town and approximately 60 km from Bengaluru. The hills are near the town Nandi. In traditional belief, the hills are the origin of the Arkavathy river, Ponnaiyar River, Palar River, Papagni River and Penna River. Watching the sunrise at Nandi Hills is popular with tourists.[4] The first ever SAARC summit hosted by India was held at Nandi Hills in 1986.

Mysore Palace

Mysore Palace, also known as Amba Vilas Palace, is a historical palace and a royal residence (house). It is located in Mysore, Karnataka, India. It used to be the official residence of the Wadiyar dynasty and the seat of the Kingdom of Mysore. The palace is in the centre of Mysore, and faces the Chamundi Hills eastward. Mysore is commonly described as the 'City of Palaces', and there are seven palaces including this one. However, the Mysore Palace refers specifically to the one with in the new fort.

Bull Temple

Dodda Basavana Gudi (The Nandhi Temple) is situated in Bull Temple Road, Basavanagudi, area of South Bengaluru, part of the largest city of the Indian State of Karnataka. The Hindu temple inside a park called Bugle Rock. The bull referred to is a sacred Hindu demi-god, known as Nandi, Nandi is a close devotee and attendant of Shiva. Dodda Basavana Gudi is said to be the biggest temple to Nandi in the world.

HAL Aeronautics Limited

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Heritage Centre and Aerospace Museum, the first of its kind in India was established in the year 2001 at HAL Airport Road, Bengaluru City. The Heritage Centre and Aerospace Museum is spread over 4 acres of lush green land. It displays the photographs that chart the growth of aviation in each decade from 1940 till date. It also displays motorized cross section of models of aero engines, highlighting various functions of the engines.

Bannerghatta National Park

Situated only 22 kms from Bangalore, the Bannerghatta National Park is a haven for nature lovers. Lush green vegetation and rich biodiversity make the national park a favourite among nature lovers. Spread over 25,000 acres, the Bannerghatta National Park is one of the richest, natural biodiversity reserves. The national park is home to wildlife animals ranging from tigers to butterflies. An ideal location for a quick getaway from the city and relax in the tranquillity of the wilderness.

Iskcon Temple

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) temple in Bengaluru city is huge cultural complex. Sri Radha Krishna Temple has deities of Radha and Krishna located at Rajajinagar in North Bengaluru. It is one of the largest ISKCON temples in the world. It is situated in Bangalore in the Indian state of Karnataka. The temple is dedicated to Hindu deities Radha Krishna and propagates monotheism as mentioned in Chandogya Upanishad. In May 1997, Bangalore ISKCON Temple was inaugurated by the ninth president of India—Shankar Dayal Sharm.

Wonderla Amusement Park

Wonderla is an amusement park located near Bidadi. Wonderla is a synonym to fun. Here is where the fun begins for the entire family!!! Wonderla Bangalore with its 59 thrill packed rides is sure to delight all age groups. Wonderla is the largest chain of amusement parks in India. It is owned and operated by Wonderla Holidays Limited which is headquartered near Bidadi, 28 kilometres (17 mi) from Bangalore, Karnataka. It operates 3 amusement parks in Kochi, Bangalore, and Hyderabad. Wonderla is promoted by Kochouseph Chittilappilly and his son Arun Chittilappilly. The first amusement park project Wonderla Kochi was set up in 2000, followed by the second in Bangalore in 2005, and finally the third in Hyderabad was commissioned in April 2011.

Bandipur Jungle Lodge

Bandipur National Park is a national park covering 868.63 km2 in Chamarajnagar district in the Indian state of Karnataka. It was established as a tiger reserve under Project Tiger in 1973. It is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve since 1986. The Maharaja of the Kingdom of Mysore created a sanctuary of 90 km2 (35 sq mi) in 1931 and named it the Venugopala Wildlife Park. The Bandipur Tiger Reserve was established under Project Tiger in 1973 by adding nearly 800 km2 (310 sq mi) to the Venugopala Wildlife park. Bandipur supports a wide range of timber trees including: teak (Tectona grandis), rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia), sandalwood (Santalum album V), Indian-laurel (Terminalia tomentosa), Indian kino tree (Pterocarpus marsupium), giant clumping bamboo (Dendrocalamus strictus), clumping bamboo (Bambusa arundinacea) and Grewia tiliaefolia.

Beemeshwar Jungle Lodge

Bheemeshwari is a small town in Mandya district. It is located on the banks of the river Cauvery between the Shivanasamudra falls and Mekedatu falls. This town is blessed with a plethora of flora and fauna and is famous for its eco-tourism initiatives. The town is also referred to as ‘the Angler’s paradise’, being the natural habitat of the Mahseer. This particular variety of fish is believed to be one of the best game fishes, and draws several fishing enthusiasts every year to this serene town. The attractions in Bheemeshwari are primarily ecological in nature. The variety of wildlife present in the jungles attracts several nature lovers and travellers on a regular basis.


Halebidu (IAST: Haēbī, literally "old capital, city, encampment or "ruined city) is a town located in Hassan District, Karnataka, India. Historically known as Dwarasamudra (also Dorasamudra), Halebidu became the regal capital of the Hoysala Empire in the 11th century CE.[3][note 1] In the modern era literature it is sometimes referred to as Halebeedu or Halebid as the phonetic equivalent, a local name after it was damaged and deserted after being ransacked and looted twice by the forces of the Delhi Sultanate in the 14th century. Halebidu is home to some of the best examples of Hindu and Jain temples with Hoysala architecture. These show the breadth of Hindu artwork traditions – Shiva, Vishnu, Devi and Vedic deities – fused into the same temple complex, depicted with a diversity of regional heritages, along with inscriptions in scripts from South and North India.


Hampi or Hampe, also referred to as the Group of Monuments at Hampi, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Hampi (City), Vijayanagara district, east-central Karnataka, India. Hampi predates the Vijayanagara Empire; it is mentioned in the Ramayana and the Puranas of Hinduism as Pampa Devi Tirtha Kshetra. Hampi continues to be an important religious centre, housing the Virupaksha Temple, an active Adi Shankara-linked monastery and various monuments belonging to the old city. Hampi was the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire in the 14th century. It was a fortified city. Chronicles left by Persian and European travellers, particularly the Portuguese, say that Hampi was a prosperous, wealthy and grand city near the Tungabhadra River, with numerous temples, farms and trading markets