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Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India
December 11-15, 2010
 
 
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Geographical Location
Reaching India
Reaching Guwahati
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   Reaching Guwahati
 
Guwahati serves as the main gateway to the northeastern precinct of India. The distance of the city from the nearest metro, Kolkata, is 1151 km. Reaching Guwahati gets easier with the accessibility of a variety of transportation options. Following are the various alternatives of transportation access for and in Guwahati :
 
By Air
 
The Guwahati Airport is located at 23 km from the city and connects Guwahati to major Indian cities by air. Regular flight services to the city of Guwahati are available from Delhi (2½ hours) and Kolkata (1½ hours) besides other Indian cities. Indian Airlines and most private airlines operate regular flights to this city. For more information on these flights please visit the respective sites of the airlines :
 
 
Air Ticket Discounts  
 
Jet Airways, as the Official Travel Partner for PHOTONICS 2010, takes the privilege in welcoming all the delegates to India. Assuring our best of services always, we would offer discounted airfares to all the esteemed delegates.
 
For online booking of domestic flights, please use the promotional code PHOTO2010DOM to avail discount.
For online booking of international flights, please use the promotional code PHOTO2010INT to avail discount.
 
By Rail
 
The Main Railway Station of Guwahati connects various parts of India by several train services. Four trains ply from/to Delhi, and plenty of others to/from cities like Kolkata, Chennai, New Jalpaiguri, Bhubaneshwar, Bangalore, Kochi, Mumbai, and Thiruvananthapuram. It is also well linked to the other important places of the state.
 
The major trains connecting Guwahati with other parts of India are :
 
  Train Name   Route
  Rajdhani Express   New Delhi, Kanpur, Allahabad, Patna
  Rajdhani Express   New Delhi, Lucknow, Varanasi, Katihar
  North East Express   New Delhi, Kanpur, Allahabad, Patna
  Brahmaputra Mail   New Delhi, Kanpur, Allahabad, Patna
  Avadh Assam Express   Bikaner, Delhi, Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Barauni
  Kamrup Express   Kolkata, Malda Town, New Jalpaiguri
  Kanchanjunga Express   Kolkata, Barddhaman, Rampur Hat, Malda Town, New Jalpaiguri
  Saraighat Express   Kolkata, Barddhaman, Malda Town, New Jalpaiguri
  Guwahati Express   Mumbai, Manmad, Katni, Mughalsarai, Patna
  Cochin Express   Cochin, Coimbatore, Chennai, Cuttack, Howrah
  Trivandrum Express   Thiruvananthapuram, Thrisur, Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Bhubaneshwar, Howrah
  Bangalore Express   Bangalore, Chennai, Vizianagram, Cuttack, Kharagpur, Howrah
 
For more information on these and other trains please visit the Indian Railways official website. The tickets can be booked online through the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation website.
 
By Road
 
The Guwahati Bus Station offers a number of private and Assam State Transport Corporation buses linking Guwahati to other major cities of India. Cars on hire can also be availed of from travel agencies.
 
 
 Reaching Conference Venue - IIT Guwahati
 
From Airport
 
IIT Guwahati is located on the outskirts of the city of Guwahati. It is around 20 km from the heart of the city and around 30 min drive from the airport. Getting to the IIT Guwahati Campus from the airport will cost about Rs.355 in a reserved taxi, which is available at the airport.
 
From Station
 
For commuting from the station to the north Guwahati campus, taxi and auto-rickshaws are available. IIT Guwahati has also its own transporation facilities to ply to and fro from North Guwahati campus to the city. Please see the bus timings below
 
Transporation Schedule
From : Guwahati City (Institution of Engineers Building)
To : IIT Guwahati Campus
 
  Working Days   6:45 am, 8:15 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:15 pm, 6:45 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:00 pm, 8:30 pm, 8:55 pm
  Saturdays and Sundays   6:45 am, 7:45 am, 8:15 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 7:15 pm, 8:00 pm, 8:30 pm, 8:55 pm, 9:00 pm
 
Transport within the City
 
Taxis are available for transport within the city also but are without meters and fares have to be negotiated and the same applies to autorickshaws. There is also an extensive network of city bus services.
 
Ferry services help you cross the Brahmaputra River at nominal rates.
 
 
 
 
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