Useful information

International Airport

  The nearest well-connected international airport to Allahabad is New Delhi. The closer, Varanasi airport has a few international flights.

Arriving to Allahabad

By air

  The nearest airport to HRI is Bamrauli Airport, Allahabad. There are a few flights to and from Allahabad. The popular flights can be found at the 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.

By train

  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".


  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.

You may contact any of the emergency numbers , which will be linked here closer to the date of the event. By any chance, if you miss the cab and emergency numbers are not responding, you may wish to try out the following as a last resort.

  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 - 211002,
Uttar Pradesh, 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 bus timings of HRI to come to the HRI campus.

  (2) If you come as a group, you can hire a whole tempo (3 wheelers) to come directly to the HRI campus (rate is about Rs. 250/-). One may have to bargain a bit. These tempos are available in the city side (not the civil lines side) of the Allahabad Junction Railway Station. You should tell him that you want to go to Chhatnag Ghat, Jhunsi.

Useful links:

HRI and Allahabad

  1. Harish-Chandra Research Institute

  2. Physics at HRI

  3. Quantum Information and Computation at HRI

  4. About Allahabad

  5. Weather in Allahabad

  6. The HRI campus on Google maps

Portals for reservations in hotels, flights, and trains

  1. The Indian Railways site
  2. makemytrip
  3. cleartrip
  4. goibibo
  5. Incredible India site, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India

Info about Delhi

  1. About Delhi
  2. Delhi airport
  3. Cabs at Delhi: Easy, Meru, Quick
  4. Delhi Tourism site, Government of NCT of Delhi

Domestic airlines

  1. Air India

  2. Spice Jet

  3. Jet Airways