Kalyani is located in the Nadia district of West Bengal, within the Kolkata metropolitan area and is the administrative headquarters of Kalyani subdivision. Situated on the banks of Hooghly River, the city is spread over an area of 29.14 square kilometers (11.25 sq mi). Kalyani being a planned town, is characterized by underground sewerage system, paved roads forming rectangular grids, tree lined avenues and community parks.
The infrastructure in Kalyani has been adequately developed to give it a rich ambience for education and industrial growth with its roads, railways, river, power supply, underground sewerage system, solid waste management, fire brigade, police administration, schools, colleges, Universities, technical institutions, libraries, health & social services, universities, amusement parks. The town of Kalyani has already secured a significant place on the map of West Bengal.
Reaching IIIT, Kalyani
The nearest airport from Kalyani is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport situated in Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal. The driving distance from Kalyani to Kolkata airport is around 45 kms and the normal travel time is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Kalyani is on the Sealdah-Ranaghat Line. There are four railway stations here -
- Kalyani Silpanchal,
- Kalyani Ghoshpara, and
- Kalyani Simanta.
There are around 80 trains running daily connecting Kalyani and Kolkata and the travel time is 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Kalyani is well connected by road link and is easily accessible by private transport and bus service from different places. The important bus routes connecting Kalyani are: Kalyani - Kolkata, Kalyani - Kanchrapara, Kalyani - Nimtala, Kalyani - Moinaguri, Kalyani - Siliguri, Kalyani - Barakar (Bardhaman), Gayespur - Mogra (via Kalyani), etc. Kalyani is linked with two very important National Highways via the Iswar Gupta Bridge- Delhi Road and Mumbai Road.