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The Schieffelin Institute of Health Research & Training Centre,
(via Katpadi) Tamil Nadu,
ph:0416- 2274 223-229
SIH - R & LC or Karigiri Hospital is situated in a quiet and peaceful 250 acre site, about 15 km from Vellore, the headquarters of Vellore district and 10 km from Katpadi Railway Station. The nearest large Metropolis, Chennai (originally Madras) is about 150 km away
From within India
The railway station is known as Katpadi junction on the Chennai-Bangalore and Chennai-Kerala line. Almost all major Superfast, Express and Mail trains stop there. From the Katpadi Railway Station, an auto to Karigiri would cost about Rs.100. (US$ 2) & to PBIHC, old Katpadi Rs.30.(half US$). The Bus Station serving Karigiri is that in Vellore in Tamilnadu. Major cities in Tamilnadu around Vellore with direct buses are Tiruvannamalai (75 kms) Arakkonam (50 kms) Salem (75 km) and Chennai (150 kms). From Karnataka, Bangalore (250 kms) and Kolar/KGF have convenient connections. Other nearby large towns in Andhra Pradesh are Chittoor (30 kms) and Tirupati (75 kms) which have direct buses to Vellore. From Vellore Bus Stand, an auto to Karigiri would cost about Rs.150. (US$ 3). & to PBIHC Old Katpadi Rs. 50. (1 US$).
From abroad or far away within India
Both National and International Flights will get you upto either Bangalore(Code BLR) or Chennai/Madras (Code MAA).