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A Brief Information About Lucknow

(More detailed information will be made available with the registration docket)


Lucknow, a city of about 3 million people, is the capital of north Indian State of Uttar Pradesh. It is located 500 km (300 Miles) east of New Delhi.

Besides being a historical city, it is a major research and educational centre with large concentration of biological, biomedical, agricultural, horticultural, palaeobotanical, engineering, technological and management institutes which are existing in harmony with equally prestigious centres of art, culture, music, theology, literature and education.

How to Travel:

It is connected directly by rail/road with all major Indian cities train. Most of the trains have air-conditioned 2 or 3 tier sleeper coaches and few have air conditioned chair cars. There are several over night and day trains from Delhi and the super fast train takes about 6 hours from New Delhi. For information about train schedule/fare etc visit Indian Railway and Railway's online reservation websites.

Lucknow is also well connected by air with New Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, etc. It is also connected internationally with Sharjah, Dubai and London. By the time ICPEP-3 takes place, it is expected that Lucknow will be connected with some more international cities. For information about flight schedule/fare/on-line booking etc visit the web sites of following Airlines which presently operate Domestic/International flights to and from Lucknow.

Air India

Air Sahara

Indian Air lines and its subsidiary Alliance Air.

Jet Airways

Accommodation:

          Lucknow has several hotels of international standards as well as many good economy hotels.

Local Transport:

Taxis: There are no metered taxies so rates are to be negotiated. However pre-paid taxis are available at the Airport/Railway Station. Hotels/Travel agencies also arrange taxies on request.

Scooter-Rickshaws: Few, rates negotiable. Pre-paid scooter-rickshaws are also available at Airport/Railway Station.

City Bus Services: Extensive network but generally very crowded.

Mini Buses: Running on fixed routes. Have extensive network. These are also crowded.

Cycle-Rickshaws: Widely used; rates negotiable.

Weather:

During the period of conference it is expected that the weather would be generally pleasant. The average day temperature is expected to be around 18-24o C (65-75o F), which may fall to 8 to 10o C (46-50o F) during the night. Normally there are no rains during this period.

Time Zone:

In India, a single uniform Indian Standard Time (IST) is followed round the year, through out the Country.  There is no day light saving scheme. IST is 5 hours (5:30) ahead of GMT.


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