If you plan to visit IIT Kanpur here is useful information to make your visit comfortable and enjoyable.


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Getting to IITK

The Campus of IIT Kanpur is located off the Grand Trunk Road near Kalyanpur, about 16 km west of Kanpur city.


Arrival by AIR: Visitors are recommended to fly into Lucknow Airport. Lucknow airport is located about 80 kms from IIT Kanpur. You can hire taxis at the airport. It takes between two and three hours to drive from the Lucknow airport to the IITK. Kanpur airport has very limited flights.


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. IIT Kanpur is located at a distance of about 16 kilometers from the Kanpur Central Railway Station. It is possible to hire taxis and autorickshaws to travel to IITK from the station. It takes about 40 minutes to drive from Kanpur Central railway station to IIT Kanpur.


Arrival by ROAD: Kanpur lies on National Highway 2 (NH2) connecting Amritsar in the North to Kolkata in the East. It passes through New Delhi, Agra, Kanpur, Allahabad and Patna enroute. It is about 480 km from Delhi via this highway. Kanpur is also connected to Lucknow on NH25 and is about 90 km from Lucknow. Kanpur is also connected to Delhi (440 Km) via another highway NH81 passing through Ghaziabad and Aligarh.


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Where to Stay

There are many hotels in Kanpur that you can choose for your stay. If you want to stay on campus you should make a prior booking at the Visitors' Hostel. Though it may happen that a large event such as a conference coincides with your visit and rooms are not available at the Visitors' Hostel.


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Moving Around the Campus

The campus is well laid out and you can walk to most places if you are staying on campus, though the campus community prefers cycles to get around. If you will be staying for a while you can consider renting a cycle.


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Weather & Ambiance

The weather at Kanpur can be quite hot in summers and very cold in winters. July, August and September are quite rainy. At all times the campus is a beautiful quiet place away from the hustle bustle of Kanpur city.


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Where to Eat

There are several places to eat on the campus. You can find a list here. You can also use the smart search feature to look for a place to eat with a specific feature such as a cuisine.


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IIT Kanpur is a safe and secure campus. Please follow all safety and security related procedures as advised during the visit.


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