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 ½ hours from
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,
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
Indian Air lines and its subsidiary Alliance Air.
Lucknow has several hotels of international standards
as well as many good
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.
Few, rates negotiable. Pre-paid scooter-rickshaws are also available at
Extensive network but generally very crowded.
Running on fixed routes. Have extensive network. These are also crowded.
Widely used; rates negotiable.
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.
In India, a
single uniform Indian Standard Time (IST) is followed
the year, through out the Country.
There is no day
light saving scheme. IST is 5 ½ hours (5:30) ahead of GMT.