Travel


TRAVEL

Visa Information

All non-Indian-citizens are required to have an Indian visa to enter the country. Allow yourself sufficient time to procure an appropriate visa from your nearest Indian mission. There are a large number of Indian missions abroad (http://goidirectory.nic.in/missions.htm). Indian consulates in the continental US (http://www.indianembassy.org/embassy/cgi.htm) are located in Washington D.C., New York, Chicago, Houston, and San Francisco. Please visit this site for more information including an online copy of the application form for Indian visa. You may obtain visa from concerned Indian mission abroad on production of an invitation letter.

Please note that “Letters of Invitation” will be issued to:

  • Tutorial and keynote speakers
  • any organizing committee member
  • conference participants who pay their full registration fee

Important:
Participants from Afganisthan, Bangladesh, China, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are requested to provide us with the following particulars well in advance for a smooth visa delivery process:

  1. Name
  2. Father’s/Husband’s Name
  3. Date of Birth
  4. Place of Birth
  5. Nationality & Passport number
    1. Date of issue
    2. Place of issue
    3. Date of expiry
  6. Address

International flights to India

Flights to India tend to fill up well ahead of the December holiday season. We recommend that you make your flight reservations 3-4 months in advance, to be on the safe side. Most international airlines have direct flights to India from Europe and Singapore/Hong-Kong. From the US, most international airlines fly to India with a single stop-over, either in Europe or in the Far East.

We recommend that you avoid flights into/via New Delhi if you are on a tight schedule -- winter fog in December often delays flights at New Delhi airport. Some Mumbai-bound flights stopover in New Delhi -- please check with your travel agent. There are many Chennai/Bangalore/Kolkata-bound flights as well. Kolkata is the closest to Guwahati out of all these cities and well connected to Guwahati by air.

If you are planning to travel around India after/before the conference, check with your travel agent for attractive local air travel offers that are usually available with your international travel ticket.

Domestic Flights

There are direct flights from Delhi and Kolkata offered by Indian Airlines, Air Sahara, Jet Airways, Air Deccan, Kingfisher Airlines, Spicejet Airlines and Indigo Airlines. The detailed schedule and fare may be checked in the website of the corresponding airlines.

Connecting flights via Kolkata and Delhi are available from almost all major cities. Getting to the IITG  from the airport (which may take around 40 minutes) will cost  another Rs.350.

Taxis are available for transport within the city. There is also an extensive network of city bus services.

Trains to Guwahati from various cities in India

Guwahati is well connected to the rest of India with railways.

TRAIN NAME ROUTE
Rajdhani Express Delhi, Lucknow
 
North East Express Delhi, Kanpur, Allahabad, Patna
 
Brahmaputra Mail Delhi, Aligarh, Kanpur, Allahabad, Patna
 
Avadh Assam Express
 
Delhi, Lucknow, Muzaffarpur
Kamrup Express Kolkata, Malda Town, New Jalpaiguri
 
Kanchanjunga Express
 
Kolkata, Barddhaman, Rampurhat
Saraighat Express Kolkata, Barddhaman, Malda Town
 
Dadar Express Mumbai, Manmad, Katni, Mughalsarai, Patna
 
Cochin Express Cochin, Coimbatore, Chennai, Cuttack, Howrah
 
Trivandrum Express Thiruvananthapuram, Trichur,Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Bhubaneshwar, Howrah
 
Bangalore Express Bangalore, Viziangaram, Cuttack, Kharagpur, Howrah
Ernakulam Express

Ernakulam, Chennai, Viziangaram, Cuttack, Kharagpur, Howrah

For detailed schedule, fare, availability please visit http://www.indianrail.gov.in You may book your railway ticket from http://www.irctc.co.in

How to reach IIT Guwahati from Guwahati City

For commuting from the station or any other part of Guwahati city to the north Guwahati campus, tata sumos, cabs (taxis) and auto-rickshaws are available. IIT Guwahati also has its own transporation facilities to ply to and fro from North Guwahati campus to the city which starts from Institution of Engineers Building, Panbazar, Guwahati city. Please see the bus timings below

Working days:   
6:45 am, 8:15 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm, 5:15 pm,6:45 pm, 8:15 pm, 8:45 pm

Saturdays and Sundays: 
6:45 am, 8:15 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm, 5:15pm, 6:45 pm, 8:15 pm, 8:45 pm

 

Map: Transport to IITG from city