IIT, Kanpur campus is spread over 1055 acres of land located off the Grand Trunk Road about 16 km west of Kanpur city. It is a residential campus offering accommodation to about 400 faculty members, about 1000 support staff members, and 7000 students.
Arrival by AIR: Participants coming to Kanpur by air are strongly recommended to fly into Lucknow Airport. Lucknow airport is located about 90 Kms. from IIT Kanpur. You can hire taxis at the airport. The typical cost will be between Rs. 1600 and Rs. 2500, depending on the vehicle used. It takes about two hours to drive from Lucknow airport to IITK. It is not recommended to fly to Kanpur airport.
Arrival by TRAIN: Kanpur Central Railway station is well connected to most cities in North, East and Central India. It is located on the Delhi-Kolkata train route and all major trains between these cities usually pass through Kanpur. IIT Kanpur is located at a distance of about 16 kilometres from the Kanpur Central Railway Station. It is possible to hire taxis (about Rs. 400) and auto rickshaws (about Rs.230) to IITK from the railway station. It takes about 40 minutes to drive from Kanpur Central railway station to IIT Kanpur.
Arrival by ROAD: Kanpur is connected on NH2 running between Amritsar and Kolkata and connecting cities like Delhi, Agra, Allahabad, Patna. It is about 480 km from Delhi through this highway. Kanpur is also connected to Lucknow on NH25 and is about 90 km from Lucknow. Kanpur is connected to Delhi (440 Km) through another parallel highway NH81 passing through Ghaziabad, Aligarh. At the entrance to the campus, you may be stopped by the security. Let them know that you are here for SURGE Internship Program and they will let you in. Once you are inside the campus, you should ask for directions to the Student's Hostel from SIS guard. Proceed to the hostel and the volunteers will direct you to your accommodation.
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