General Information

Participants from outside India need valid Visa to enter India. Tourist Visa is easy to obtain.

Kolkata is the capital city of the state of West Bengal located in the eastern part of India. Salt Lake city is a satellite township of Kolkata located about 15 Km from the centre of Kolkata (Esplanade) and about 10 Km from the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport.

Kolkata is connected with several International destinations directly by air, and from others through the Indian cities of Delhi and Mumbai (flying time approximately 2 hrs from Kolkata).

The weather in January is mild with temperatures ranging from 100C at night to about 250C during day time.

Languages spoken locally are English, Bengali and Hindi.

A number of varied tourist attractions such as mountain resorts in the eastern Himalayas, sea beaches on the Bay of Bengal, terracotta temple architechture of Bishnupur, and mangrove forests of Sunderbans are easily reachable from Kolkata.

Further information about Kolkata and surroundings including weather, tourist attractions and transport may be obtained from the following links:



For Salt Lake City Map: Please click here