ITER-India office is presently located within the premises of Institute for Plasma Research (IPR). IPR is located on the banks of the Sabarmati river near Indira Bridge in Bhat village, Gandhinagar district, Gujarat state, on the western part of India. It lies on the highway connecting Ahmedabad to Gandhinagar via Hansol. You may locate IPR to the north of the Ahmedabad Airport in the Ahmedabad city map.
IPR can easily be reached from Ahmadabad, being just about 5 Kms from the Ahmedabad airport, and 14 Kms from the Ahmedabad railway station. Ahmedabad has frequent flights from Mumbai (45min) and Delhi (1hr30min). Please contact your travel agent or travel websites for flight details. It is also very well connected by the rail route to these and other cities. You may find the train details from the Indian Railways website www.indianrail.gov.in . Private taxis can be hired at the airport and railway station to reach the institute.
Weather : Ahmedabad is generally very warm and dry most of the year being very close (~100 km) to the Thar desert. It has three main seasons : summer, monsoon and a little bit of a winter. The summer extends from March to June with the average day temperature 430C (1100F) and the average night temperature 230C (730F), though the maximum can reach 470C (116.60F) occasionally. However, the hot season is always very dry, unlike say Mumbai or Kolkata, where it is much cooler but very sultry. The period between November to February is cooler (winter) with the minimum night temperature touching occasionally 50C (410F). The southwest monsoon can bring in moderate to heavy rainfall between mid-June to mid-September, during which it can be fairly humid. The average annual rainfall is moderate at 94 cms (37inches), but occasional heavy rains can sometimes cause water logging.