IIT Guwahati is about 20 kms from the heart of the city and around 40 min drive from the airport. To reach IITG there is a direct bus service which starts from Don Bosco School, Panbazar. The following map (not to the scale) shows the relative location of the IIT Guwahati campus from both the airport and the train station.
If you are arriving by train, you can take either the institute bus, a taxi or an auto-rikshaw from the train station. The bus stop for the institute bus is at a walking distance from the railway station. The institute bus timings can be found here.
If you are arriving by flight, the best way to reach IIT Guwahati is to hire a pre-paid taxi from the airport. Radio taxi service is also available from the airport to IIT Guwahati. Please call 0361-222-2233 to book a Prime Cab or call 0361-222-8888 to book a My Taxi. If you prefer a radio cab, it is adviseable to reserve one before arrival in Guwahati. The IITG map will be helpful to locate the conference center and the guest house.
Assam, the eastern most state of the Indian subcontinent is full of colors and diversities, which is well reflected in the chain of festivals of different tribes throughout the year. It seems as if the locals of the state of Assam momentarily forget their tough lives and cross the threshold to come together with festive abandon. The perfect fusion of rich glory of the ancient heritage and spirituality of the tribes and sub tribes have made the state of Assam the home of a long procession of the most colourful festivals which are full of passion, compelling and mesmerizing, reflecting the true secular spirit, tradition and lifestyle of the people. The specific aim behind the celebration of these festivals is to bring all the people together who might otherwise be scattered in far-flung villages, a spirit of accomodation and togetherness that characterizes the celebration of all festivals.
One of the great rivers of Asia, the Brahmaputra that divides Assam in two banks commences its 3000-km journey to the Bay of Bengal from the slopes of Kailash in western Tibet. The river that runs through dense forests and tribal settlements offers beautiful scenery and is also a lifeline for the people of Assam.
The capital city of Assam, Guwahati is known as Temple city. The Kamakhya Temple is one of the most venerated Shakti shrines in India, and is regarded as one of the Shakti Peethas associated with the legend of Shiva and Daksha Yagna. It is located on Neelachala hill near the city of Guwahati
The jewel of Assam, the Kaziranga National Park, lying along the mighty Brahmaputra River, covers an area of about 430 sq. km. Its swamps and grasslands with tall thickets of elephant grass and patches of evergreen forest, support the largest number of rhinos in the subcontinent.
Exquisite and incredibly silent tea gardens are bliss for eyes. These are mainly located in the upper Assam and southern Barak Valley region. Serene and smiling tea gardens are one of the major tourist attraction in the state. Enjoy the lush greenery of the undulating tea gardens on both sides of the highway while driving to different tea gardens which is an exhilarating sightseeing.
Shillong and Cherapunji are picturesque hill stations with adequate facilities, scenic beauty, cheerful people, clouds and tall pines, mountains, valleys, meadows and an excellent golf course. Khasi, Jaintia and Garo hill tribes have colorful lifestyles and cultural traditions.
Loacted high up in the mountain ranges of the Himalayas, at 3500 meters above sea level is Tawang — the beautiful land of Monpas. With sobriquets like: The Hidden Paradise or Land of Dawn-lit mountains; this land evokes images of awesome mountain views, remote hamlets, quaint and sleepy villages, magical Gonpas, tranquil lakes and a lot more. At Tawang , you have a heavenly tryst with nature at its best and the heady mixture of history and culture.