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Roorkee is a small town in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is approximately 170 km from the capital of India, New Delhi.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Ganges Canal

Travelling from Delhi, Roorkee is approximately 170 km north. Take the highway NH-58 (Delhi - Haridwar - Sri Badrinath Ji), and it passes through Roorkee. The city of Haridwar is further along the same highway about 29 km from Roorkee. In addition, the Panchkula (Chandigarh) - Yamunanagar - Roorkee NH-73 also serves an important route while coming from Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, J & K etc.

By bus[edit]

The main bus depot of Roorkee is on NH-58. Several buses run from various cities in North India (includes the cities from Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, New Delhi, J & K and Punjab).

By plane[edit]

Nearest airport to Roorkee is Dehradun's Jolly Grant airport which has Air India services from Delhi. New Delhi International Airport is about 200 km away.

By train[edit]

Roorkee railway station

The easiest way to get to Roorkee is by train. The Roorkee city station is located on Kolkata (Howrah) - Amritsar Main Railway Line. There are several trains connecting Roorkee daily from various cities of India.

Important trains:

  • Mumbai (Lok Manya Tilak Terminus) - Haridwar A/c Special S/F Exp.
  • Mumbai (Bandra Terminus) - Dehra Dun Exp.
  • Chennai - Dehra Dun S/F Exp.
  • Kolkata (Howrah Jn) - Amritsar Punjab Mail
  • Kolkata (Sealdah) - Jammu Tawi Exp.
  • New Delhi - Dehra Dun A/c Exp.
  • New Delhi - Dehra Dun Shatabdi Exp.
  • New Delhi - Dehra Dun Janshatabdi Exp.
  • Guwahati - Jammu Tawi Lohit Exp.
  • Gorakhpur - Jammu Tawi Amarnath Exp.
  • Jamshedpur (Tata Nagar) - Amritsar Jalianwala Bagh Exp.
  • Ahmedabad - Haridwar Haridwar Mail
  • Indore - Dehra Dun Intercity Exp.
  • Sri Ganga Nagar - Haridwar Intercity Exp.
  • Lucknow - Chandigarh Intercity Exp
  • Amritsar - Haridwar Jan Shatabdi Exp.
  • Ujjain - Dehra Dun Ujjayni Exp.
  • Puri - Haridwar Kalinga-Utkal Exp.
  • Kochuveli - Dehra Dun Super Deluxe Exp
  • Jodhpur/Barmer - Haridwar Link Exp.
  • Okha - Dehra Dun Uttaranchal Exp.
  • Muzaffarpur - Ambala Cantt. Harihar Exp.
  • Dhanbad - Firozpur Ganga-Satluz Exp.
  • Valsad - Haridwar S/F Exp.

In addition, several other express/mail trains, passenger/shuttle trains, summer special trains and festival special trains etc. are also having their stoppages at Roorkee City Station.

Get around[edit]

The common ways to get around the city: Vikram Auto Rickshaw and Cycle Rickshaw. Walking is recommended in certain Old City areas.


  • Main building & IIT Campus, IIT Roorkee
  • War Memorial, Roorkee Cantt.
  • Bann Ganga Wetland
  • Himalayan Eco Park, Haridwar Road
  • Boat Club, IITR, Roorkee
  • A walk along Canal Banks (Roorkee Haat)
  • Solani River - Upper Ganga Canal Aqueduct
  • Walk around Upper Ganga canal near IRI
  • Civil Lines, Main Bazar, Sapper Bazar etc. for shopping
  • Temples: Shiv Mandir, Prem Mandir, Saraswati Mandir, Sri Ram Mandir etc.
  • Shopping Complexes: Vishal Mega Mart, Shiv Complex, Tyagi Market etc.
  • Institutions:College of Engineering Roorkee, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee; Irrigation Research Institute, Roorkee; Irrigation Design Organisation, Roorkee; National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee; Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee, District Institute of Education and Training, Roorkee; Roorkee School for Deaf and Dumb, Roorkee; Bengal Engineers Group and Centre, Roorkee Cantt. etc.
  • Jain Mandir, Kanoongoyan and Adarsh Nagar.
  • Patanjali Yogpeeth, Haridwar-Roorkee Road (Roorkee to haridwar). Patanjali Yogpeeth in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, is one of the largest yoga institutes in India, possibly the whole world. Named after the Rishi Patanjali, the institute is Baba Ramdev's flagship project. Its purpose is to practise and research and develop yoga and Ayurveda, as well as manufacture ayurvedic medicines.



  1. Flower shows organised by National Institute of Hydrology, Central Building Research Institute, Bengal Engineers Group and Centre, Afro Asian Hoste, IIT Roorkee etc.
  2. All India festivals like THOMSO (IIT Roorkee Annual Cultural Show), COGNIZANCE (IIT Roorkee All India Annual Technical Festival), SHRISHSTI (All India Techno Hobby Exhibition, National and International Conferences/Seminars etc.
  3. Different business fairs
  4. All India Mushaira by Anjuman Farog-E-Adab
  5. Kanvan Festival during July-August



Hotel & restaurants[edit]

  • Motel Polaris
  • Hotel Godavari
  • Hotel Centre Point
  • Hotel Grand Premdoot
  • Hotel Divine International
  • Hotel Siddharth


  • Dynasty
  • Divine
  • Rustic
  • Desi Tadka
  • Olive
  • Prakash
  • Kavery
  • Mayur etc.

Fast Food Joints[edit]

  • Patiala Lassi Centre
  • Oldy Goldy
  • Andhe Ke Chole
  • B.T.Ganj
  • Punjabi Dhaba, Opp. State Roadways Bus Stand, etc.



  • Hotel Center Point Roorkee 01332274050


  • Cafe Coffee Day, Haridwar Road
  • Nescafe Cafetaria, Near Campus Post Office, IIT Roorkee


  • Hotel Urvashi
  • Hotel Divine International etc.

Cold drinks/lassi etc.[edit]

  • Patiala Lassi Centre
  • Hapineez, GPO Road etc.


  • Hotel Center Point [1]
  • Hotel Godavari
  • Hotel Divine International
  • Hotel Dynasty
  • Hotel Urvashi
  • Hotel Siddharth
  • Hotel Prakash
  • Hotel Krish Residency, 22, Civil Lines, Near IIT Centuy Gate, Roorkee (Roorkee Talkis Chowk), +91 9897633139. Check-in: all day, check-out: noon. Air-conditioned rooms, parking, 24-hour room service. 500 m away from City Bus Stand. Starting from ₹1400.

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