Contact us

Postal Address:

The Schieffelin Institute of Health – Research & Leprosy Centre (SIH-R & LC),

Karigiri, (via Katpadi),

Vellore District, Tamil Nadu, India. PIN: 632106.

Phone numbers: 0416 2274 223/227/228/229

                                9442274224; 9655774227; 9655774229.


How to reach Karigiri:

Route Info

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.

In the Katpadi – Bagayam route, you have to reach Chittoor Bus Stand stop which is less than 1km from the Katpadi Railway Station. From Chittoor Bus Stand stop, you have to take the direction to VIT (Vellore Institute of Technology), and come around 3 km beyond VIT, to reach Sevoor bus stop. From Sevoor, you have to come another 3km after crossing a Railway gate, and you will reach Karigiri Hospital.

The nearest large Metropolis, Chennai (originally Madras) is about 150 km away.

Paul Brand Integrated Health Centre (PBIHC) or Katpadi Clinic is near the Old Katpadi bus stop which is between Chittoor Bus Stand and VIT.

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.

The Bus Station serving Karigiri is that in Vellore in Tamil Nadu. Major cities in Tamil Nadu 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.

Nearby large towns in Andhra Pradesh are Chittoor (30 kms) and Tirupati (75 kms) which have direct buses to Vellore.

From abroad or from far away within India

Both National and International Flights will get you upto either Bangalore (Code BLR) or Chennai/Madras (Code MAA).