Local Information

Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics is located at 1/AF, Bidhannagar, Kolkata 700 064, India.
Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, founded as the Institute of Nuclear Physics by Prof. Meghnad Saha, is one of the pioneering research institutes of India in fundamental Physics and allied disciplines.
Bidhannagar or Saltlake is a satellite township of Kolkata -- a north-east extension of the main city.


March will be spring in this part of the world. The temperature is not expected to go below 24 C, and above 36 C.
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Travel Information

Air: 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 250 (less than USD 3).
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).

Taxi: Travelling within and around the city in taxis is easy and cheap. These yellow cabs are metered and fares start at Rs. 22.

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 = 62 INR.

About Kolkata
Kolkata lies to the eastern part of India, on the banks of the river Hooghly, about 100 kms away from the Bay of Bengal. The city has been a centre of education, art, culture and political movement. It has its own life quite different from most parts of India, with the inhabitants being famous for their warm hospitality.
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Other important research institutes in Kolkata