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Kharagpur is known world over for two landmarks. One, the longest railway platform, and the other, the Indian Institute of Technology, more commonly known as lIT. Situated about 120 km west of Kolkata, Kharagpur can be reached in about 2 hours by train from Howrah railway station of Kolkata or 3 hours by car from Kolkata Airport. Kharagpur is also connected by direct train services to most major cities of the country. The Institute is about 10 minutes drive (5 km) from the Kharagpur railway station. Private taxi, autorickshaw or cycle-rickshaw can be hired to reach the Institute.

Kharagpur Railway Stations

Keynote/Plenary/Invited Speakers will be provided the pick up and drop from Kolkata Airport to IIT Kharagpur. For pre- or post- conference tours or stay in Kolkata or in any place in India, the participants or speakers may contact the following official travel partner for Photonics2014, located in Kolkata. For details, please see the information below.

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