The nearest well-connected international airport to Allahabad is New Delhi, which is well-connected with most of the major cities of world. The closer, Varanasi airport has a few international flights.
Arriving to Allahabad
The nearest airport to HRI is Bamrauli
Airport, Allahabad. There are a few flights to and from
Allahabad. The most popular flights are listed here
from merchant's website makemytrip.
Allahabad airport is just 25 km away from HRI. Please note
that Allahabad airport is not a fully functional civilian
airport and hence we cannot send the cab to exit doors close
to the arrival gate. You are requested to leave the airport
premises, walk down about 100-150m to the main street where a
cab will wait for you with a name-board "HRI"
The other, and more convenient, option will be to fly to Varanasi and drive to Allahabad. The drive takes about three hours. It is fairly smooth, and costs about Rs. 3000. Air India, Spice Jet and Jet Airways, all have daily flights to and from Varanasi.
Allahabad is well connected by trains to all the major cities in India. There are many trains everyday between Allahabad and Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai. Please note that you need to arrive at Allahabad Junction (ALD). A popular train between Delhi and Allahabad is the Prayag Raj Express.
Arriving to HRI
We will be arranging for a car to pick you up from
Allahabad Junction Railway Station (ALD). Please take the exit
on the Platform 1 (City Side) and look for a person with the
"HRI" placard. Those of you who travel by train
should get down at Allahabad Junction and exit via Platform
Number 1 to the "City side" of the station. Please DO NOT exit
via Platform Number 10 to the "Civil Lines side" and we wish
to inform you that we will not be able to send a cab to Civil
lines side of the station. A cab will wait for you at the City
side with a name-board "HRI".
In either case, you may have to share the cab if
there are multiple (almost) simultaneous arrival of
participants. Request the cab driver to take you to the HRI
guest house and to wait there for some time. Some of you are
accommodated in apartments on campus and after registering
your entry at the Guest House, the same cab will be able to
take you to those apartments. You are requested to
write down any problems you face or any complaints you have
regarding pick-up/drive on the form the cab driver will hand
over to you at the end of the journey.
In Allahabad, Harish-Chandra Research Institute is known as "HRI". The Institute campus is 13 kms away from the railway station, named as Allahabad Junction. The train station has two sides namely `City side' (Platform 1) and `Civil Lines side'.
(1) If you come out of the `Civil lines side', you need to catch cycle/auto-rickshaws to reach our city guest house. Our Institute buses run between the campus and the Institute city guest house (for technical reasons, it is called HRI camp office) at a regular interval. The city guest house is located at:
HRI City Guest House
10A, Kutchery Road (K.G. Marg)
Allahabad 211 002,India
Phone: +91 (532) 2548 140, 2548 150
The city guest house is about 5 Kms from the civil lines side of Allahabad Junction train station. You can get cycle rickshaws for about Rs. 15-20 or auto-rickshaws for about Rs. 50 to reach to the city guest house. While taking cycle/auto-rickshaws, you should tell the driver that you wish to go to Police Lines near State Bank of India (Main branch). Once you see the State bank of India on your right hand side, in just a few meters, you will see HRI City Guest House on your right side. Opposite to State bank of India is the Police lines. In the city guest house, round the clock, at least one security guard is posted and one can check with him the of HRI to come to the HRI campus.
HRI and Allahabad
Portals for reservations in hotels, flights, and trains
- The Indian Railways site
- Incredible India site, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India
Info about Delhi