Travel/Tours Tips

Travel: How to reach Kanpur
Kanpur, a major city of the state of Uttar Pradesh, situated in the Gangetic plain, is well-connected by rail, road and air to all the parts of the country (See Map).

Air travel: The nearest airport is Amousi International Airport, Lucknow, about 75 kms from the IITK campus (about 2.5 hrs drive). Taxi-pickup-drop will be arranged at Lucknow. For international participants, this service is included in the registration fee. For Indian participants, it can be booked on request, at additional cost. 

All international participants are advised to travel by air till Lucknow (provided they are taking pre-post conference tours and reaching Kanpur by other means: See section below). They can arrive at Lucknow, preferably via Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (flight time 1 hour). Direct flights to Lucknow airport are also available from Mumbai (Bombay), Kolkata (Calcutta), Chennai (Madras) and Hyderabad.  Lucknow is also connected by direct international flights to the middle east.

Several airlines are presently operating in the inland sector (Delhi-Lucknow or Bombay-Lucknow etc.): Air India, Jet Airways, Jet Connect, Spice Jet, Indigo.

Rail travel: The railway station is at a distance of about 15 km from the IITK campus. Public transport regular auto-rickshaw (about Rs. 160) and taxi service (about Rs. 250) from the station are available. Interested participants are advised to make railway reservation well in advance.

Pre-/Post- Conference Tours
To help you plan your trip to India, please find below some suggestions for Pre-/Post conference tours, along with budgetary details. The suggested travel agent, M/s Pearl International Tours and Travels Pvt. Ltd. has an office inside the campus of IIT Kanpur to serve the community on standard commercial terms and conditions. 

Mr. Miraj Alam
Branch Manager (Stationed at IIT Kanpur Campus)
Mobile: +91-98390-999-13, Landline: +91-512-259 6510 , 259 6511


Mr. Anurag Srivastava
Regional Manager - Sales (Stationed at Lucknow)
Mobile: +91-98390-999-03 ,
Landline: +91-522-4034507

Ms. Ishita Bajpai
Supervisor Tours (Stationed at Luckmow)
Mobile: +91-98390-999-12,
Landline: +91-522-4034505

You are kindly advised to directly contact the travel agent for more details as well as for booking the trips, as per your choice and convenience. You may like to choose some other company also, based on your choice or preference. All payments/charges/costs associated with Pre-/Post Conference tours are to be directly settled between you and the travel agent. On request, the travel agent will provide details for fund transfer. In your communication, please indicate to the travel agent that you are a participant of 17IHPC at IIT Kanpur.

Note: The organizing committee of 17IHPC is not responsible for any commercial dealings which you make with the suggested travel agent/ any other agent. The suggested travel agent is not responsible for conference registration process  and/or accommodation charges during the conference period. All 17IHPC related official financial transactions are completely independent to the business which you undertake with the suggested travel agent.

Suggested Pre-Conference Tours (Click for details)

1. Delhi - Agra - Kanpur

2. Delhi - Jaipur - Kanpur

3. Delhi - Varanasi - Khajuraho - Kanpur

Suggested Post-Conference Tours (Click for details)

1. Kanpur - Agra - Delhi

2. Kanpur - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi

3. Kanpur - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Delhi

Train and Flight Schedule
(Subject to change without notice: Please verify with the travel agent)

Bombay-Lucknow and Delhi-Lucknow Airline Time Table

Please click here  to get more information through the official website of India Tourism.

Weather at Kanpur
The weather at Kanpur in October is expected to be pleasant. Day-time temperatures are expected to range from 26-30°C. The night temperatures may be between 18-22°C.