Local Information



The meeting will be held in the picturesque campus of Harish-Chandra Research Institute, situated in the outskirts of Allahabad, a city in Northern India. The campus is on the banks of the confluence of two major rivers in India, Ganga and Yamuna. The local weather at the time of the meeting is expected to be cool and pleasant, with the minimum temperature ranging between 10 and 12 degrees Celsius. No rainfall is usually expected at the time of the meeting. The time of the meeting coincides with a festival along the river called the Magh Mela, which, once in 12 years is a big event called the Kumbh Mela. Although there will be nothing like the crowds during a Kumbh Mela, one can still get to see many pilgrims including many sadhus who stay for about 6 weeks starting from the beginning of January to the middle of February. The institute is expected to look its best during this time with all the winter flowers blooming.

  • There are nice pathways to walk around on campus and see plenty of birds including peacocks.

  • There are regular bus trips which take you to the city which is about 15 kms away.

  • We have computers and internet access in the office as well as in the guest house. There is also wireless access in places. So you are welcome to bring your laptops.

  • There is a place just outside the campus from where telephone calls can be made to places in India and to places abroad.