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Kharagpur Directions

The CREST facility is located about 3 km from the renowned I.I.T. (Indian Institute of Technology) campus, on the I.I.T.-Salua road. It is about 9 km from the railway station and about 180 km from the Kolkata Airport.


By Road:

From Kolkata take the highway from Kolkata to Mumbai.

At about 120 km from Kolkata the highway splits – one branch connects to Chennai and the other one to Mumbai. Take the Mumbai connector. The first exit on your left is for Kharagpur. Follow signs to Kharagpur.

At about 2 km, you will pass through INDA, then a rail underpass; proceed towards the Kharagpur Railway Station and then on towards I.I.T. There will be two railway crossings and then you will see the entrance gate to I.I.T. Proceed straight towards the back gate of I.I.T. Please note: sometimes the security staff at I.I.T. may not permit vehicles to enter the campus. In that case, take the I.I.T. bypass which will bring you to the back gate of the I.I.T. campus.

At 3 km from the back gate you will cross Prem Bazar and see GOPALI Ashram on your left. About 50 metres beyond is the driveway to CREST (immediately after a small nursery school). See CREST's board on the left of the road. Campus entrance gate is just ahead.

By Rail:

Kharagpur is connected by major trains to Mumbai, Chennai and points in between. All trains from the Chennai side pass via Kharagpur, as do most trains from the Mumbai side. The station code for booking tickets via the internet is KGP.

From the station take a taxi – ask for CREST next to GOPALI Ashram. Normal fare for the full taxi ranges from Rs. 120 to Rs. 150. CREST is about 9 km from the station – do not take cycle rickshaws. Sometimes, share auto rickshaws are also available, though these will be rather inconvenient, especially if you have baggage.

Use the Taxi Stand (inside the station compound).

By Air and Taxi/Car:

The closest airport is Kolkata. You can get rental cars/taxis to Kharagpur. The distance (one way) is around 140 km and will take around 3 hours. All taxi/car rental companies charge for the round trip.

By Bus:

Not available on a regular basis.