Guwahati is the largest city of Assam and Northeastern India, a major riverine port city and one of the fastest growing cities in India, situated on the South Bank of the Brahmaputra River. Wiki


Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati is located just on the outskirts of the city of Guwahati and is well connected to other parts of the country by road, rail or air. There are direct air services from/to Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, New Delhi and Kolkata with connectivity to all major cities in the country and direct train services from/to all the metropolis and other major cities. Air India, Jet Airways, Jetlite, Kingfisher, IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir operate regular flights to and from Guwahati. The flight information can be found at yatra.com or at makemytrip.com. IIT Guwahati is around 20km from the heart of the city and around 40 minute drive from the airport. To reach the Institute from the city, there is an Institute bus service that runs regularly to and from the city. The details on how to reach IITG campus are available here.


From Guwahati Airport:
Online taxi services such as Uber and Ola are available. In the Arrival Lounge (inside Airport), there is a prepaid taxi counter. You can book and take a prepaid taxi to IIT Guwahati. The taxi fare is 550 INR approximately. Prime Cabs (ph 0361- 2222233) or My Taxi (ph 0361- 2228888) charge about 550 INR.

From Guwahati Railway Station:
You may reserve a cab/taxi to the campus directly. Online taxi services such as Uber and Ola are available. Following are private taxi services: Prime Cabs (ph 0361- 2222233), My Taxi (ph 0361- 2228888), and Green Cab (ph 0361-7151515).


Northeast India (officially called North Eastern Region (NER) of India) is the easternmost region of India representing both a geographic and political administrative division of the country. It comprises the eight states Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. The Siliguri Corridor in West Bengal, with a width of 21 to 40 kilometres, connects the North Eastern Region with East India. The region shares more than four thousand five hundred kilometres of international border with Tibet in the north, Myanmar in the east, Bangladesh in the southwest and Bhutan to the northwest. It comprises an area of 262,230 square kilometres, almost 8 percent of that of India, and is the largest salient (panhandle) in the world. To visit places around Northeast India, kindly visit Tour and Packages.

Details of a travel agent together with the tentative rates of tours that can be completed in one or two days is listed here. This agent will be available at the venue all through the pre-conference school as well as the conference.

Here are phone numbers of another travel agent (Bhabesh): 7002957560, 9859978480, 9954733253.

The interested visitors may directly get in touch with either of the travel agents.


The climate of Assam is typically tropical monsoon rainfall type, with high levels of humidity and heavy rainfall. People here enjoy a moderate climate all throughout the year, with warm summers and mild winters. In the monsoon season, the whole state comes alive with the beauty of nature. Climatic variations can be seen regionally. While the plains of Assam have a tropical climate with high humidity, the hills have a sub-alpine type of climate. There are four distinct seasons in Assam - summer, monsoon, autumn and winter. The best time to visit the place is the winter season i.e. from October to April, which is also the festive season of Assam. For more information on the weather and climate of Assam please check here.


Here is the list of few hotels in Guwahati. Participants can may make reservation directly by visiting their websites.

1. Vivanta by Taj (5 Star)
Distance from IIT Guwahati: 32 km

2. Radisson Blue (5 Star)
Distance from IIT Guwahati: 10 km

3. Hotel Gateway Grandeur (4 Star)
Distance from IIT Guwahati: 20 km

4. Hotel Dynasty (4 Star)
Distance from IIT Guwahati: 15 km

5. The Contour Hotel (3 Star)
Distance from IIT Guwahati: 15 km

6. Hotel Lilawati Grand (3 Star)
Distance from IIT Guwahati: 15 km

7. Hotel President (3 Star)
Distance from IIT Guwahati: 15 km

8. Hotel Rialto (3 Star)
Distance from IIT Guwahati: 15 km

You can avail various cab services like Uber, Prime cab, ola, prime cab etc to reach to these hotels from conference venue. Guwahati has also the same services. We can provide the contacts of local cab drivers on request.


Institute Bus service is available from both Guwahati City to Insitute and from Institute to Guwahati City. IIT Guwahati runs buses from Guwahati city to IITG campus at regular intervals. The designated stop is in front of Hotel President in Panbazar. The bus schedule is avalible here.


To access various locations and roads inside the campus, please see here.


The Indian Water Transport of Guwahati division currently has fifteen operational passenger ferries plying in Guwahati providing regular service between Guwahati and North Guwahati. However due to climatic variations in Northeast India it is not recommended to take ferry services. The ferry timings can be found here.