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Kharagpur is known world over for two landmarks. One, the longest railway platform, and the other, the Indian Institute of Technology, more commonly known as IIT. Situated about 120 km west of Kolkata, Kharagpur is well connected to Kolkata by Road and Rail transport. Kharagpur can be reached in about 2 hours by train or 3 hours by car from Howrah railway station of Kolkata. Kharagpur is also connected by direct train services to most major cities of the country. The Institute is about 10 minutes drive (5 km) from the Kharagpur railway station. Private taxi, autorickshaw or cycle-rickshaw can be hired to reach the Institute.
The nearest airport to Kharagpur is the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU), Kolkata. You can get a flight to Kolkata airport on regular basis. It is widely connected to almost all the major destinations of
From Kolkata Airport you can take a cab from the Airport taxi stand to Kharagpur. The distance is almost 140KM. The travel time is approximately 2.30 hrs. It costs roughly Rs. 3000/- (depending on the taxi type). OR
You can take a cab and reach Howrah railway station. Take a taxi to Howrah Station (UBER and OLA is available). The cost is approximately Rs. 300. It takes around 1.30 Hrs (if you get Traffic Jam) to reach Howrah station. There is regular Express and Local (choice is yours) trains to Kharagpur. It takes 2 hrs by an express train - Fare - Rs 60/- to 150/- depending on class and train type. The Institute is 5 km from Kharagpur railway station. (Kharagpur Rly stn.-IIT campus: Taxi fare Rs. 150 /-, Rickshaw Fare Rs. 60/-, Auto rickshaw Fare Rs.100/-)
Kharagpur is well connected to most major cities of India by rail. There are frequent trains to Kharagpur. Check http://www.indianrail.gov.in/ for train details. Alternatively, you can reach the Howrah Railway station and take a local or express train to
Book a cab to reach Kharagpur via road. The distance is almost 140KM. The travel time is approximately 2.30 hrs. It costs roughly Rs. 3000/- (depending on the taxi type).
The Institute is 5 km from Kharagpur railway station. (Kharagpur Rly stn.-IIT campus: Taxi fare Rs. 150 /-, Rickshaw Fare Rs. 60/-, Auto rickshaw Fare Rs.100/-)
Find the attached Campus map. All the important locations like Students Hostels, Departments/Schools/Centres, Guest Houses, Student Activity Centers, Banks & ATMs, Restaurants & Food Centres etc. are indexed in the map.