Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics was founded as the Institute of Nuclear Physics by Prof. Meghnad Saha, is one of the Pioneering Research Institute of India in fundamental Physics and allied disciplines.
Bidhannagar or Saltlake is a satellite township for Kolkata, and is a north-east extension of the main city.
Kolkata has an international airport, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
International Airport (airport code CCU), and a
few international flights arrive at Kolkata
directly. One can also take a connecting
flight to Kolkata (Calcutta) after arriving at Delhi or Mumbai (Bombay)
airport from abroad. The airport is about 10 km away from the Saha Institute
and taxi services are regularly available at the Kolkata airport (take
pre-paid taxi if possible from the airport itself).
Price: less than INR 150 (less than USD 3.5).
Time required: about 1/2 an hour (during rush hours).
Train: Kolkata is well connected by train with all major cities of India. The train stations are in Howrah (on the opposite side of the river Hooghly; about 12 km away) and Sealdah (about 6 km away).
Kolkata Taxi: Travelling within and around the city in taxis is easy and cheap. These yellow cabs are metered and fares start at Rs. 20.
Currency: The currency used everywhere in India is Indian Rupees (INR) and can be exchanged with USD or Euro at the Foreign exchange counters at the Airport. A very approximate estimate is 1 USD = 45 INR.About Kolkata