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30 More Spectacular College Campuses In India That Must Be Tourist Attractions

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By popular demand, we have created another list of campuses that are worthy of being tourist attractions. HolidayIQ Travellers share travel tips. Read on.


1. IIT Guwahati

source: techniche.org/

HolidayIQ Traveller Abhiraj Kumar from New Delhi says, “Guwahati is a place worth a visit if you are bored by rush of cities like Delhi. The city is calm. There is less traffic. The Bihu Dance is a must watch. Go to Kamakhya Temple if you want to see some spirituality. IIT Guwahati is the most beautiful IIT campus in India.“

How to reach Guwahati | Where to stay in Guwahati


2. IIT Roorkee, Bagdam

source: wikimedia.org

Nested in the heart of Roorkee, one of the oldest cities of India, is located on the banks of the sacred River Ganga. The city has been developed as the most visited destinations in Haridwar district due to its landscapes and proper accommodation facilities for reaching surrounding places like Haridwar and Rishikesh.

How to reach Bagdam | Where to stay in Bagdam


3. Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

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HolidayIQ Traveller Zahid Kazi from Bangalore, “Forest research Institute (FRI) of Dehradun is the best place I have ever visited as a nature lover. The structure is overwhelming. It encompasses three museums all dedicated to forest research. Rare collection can not be seen anywhere else. In Dehradun don't miss on it. It is full paisa vasool point. The young as well as the old will spend at least three to four hours seriously studying nature.”

How to reach Dehradun | Where to stay in Dehradun



4. National Institute of Technology, Karnataka

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HolidayIQ Traveller Raj Putra from Mumbai says, “Surathkal has some one of the cleanest and beautiful beaches in the western coast. White sand, a tall lighthouse, a hilltop temple, and the landscaped rocks in the beach makes a great combination. Its a lonely beach but well connected by roads. Its a really awesome beach.”

How to reach Surathkal | Where to stay in Surathkal 


5. IIT Madras

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HolidayIQ Traveller Aditya Donepudi from Hyderabad says, “IIT Madras was the place where I stayed. It was an educational institute though very rich in flora and fauna. Deer's running along the roads of institute. Dedication of the students to preserve the and protect them was awesome. Bicycling around the campus in that moist weather was an unforgettable moment of the trip.“

How to reach Chennai (Madras) | Where to stay in Chennai (Madras)


6. Govind Ballabh Pant Engineering College, Pauri Garhwal

source: bistroximb.blogspot.in/

The college is located in the Garhwal Himalayas, at a height of 7000 ft above sea level, spread over 169 acres. The college has a quite, congenial, hilly and pollution-free environment.

HolidayIQ Traveller Salim Khan from Delhi says, “Pauri Garhwal is the best place with a combination of mountains, falls and river. Neer fall, Neelkanth, Laxman Jhula are must-visit places. Go with digital cameras because the views are absolutely stunning.”

How to reach Garhwal | Where to stay in Garhwal



7.  BITS Pilani, Goa

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Nesting in the lap of verdant hills, overlooking the Zuari River, the campus is spread over an area of 180 acres. The location of campus is unique in the respect of scenic beauty and panoramic view of picturesque surrounding encompassing Zuari River, hillocks, waterways, forests and landscape.

HolidayIQ Traveller Vijay Ranade says, "The state of Goa is famous for its beaches and places of worship. Tourism is its primary industry. Best season to visit Goa is Jan to March. Goa beaches are divided into North and South Goa. It cover about 125 km. All beaches are clean and beautiful."

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8. IIM Kozhikode

source: collegedunia.com/

The IIM Kozhikode campus is located in Kunnamangalam, Kerala. The campus is spread across two hills which are part of the Western Ghats.

Says HolidayIQ Traveller Praveen Nambiar, "Delicious finger licking food - Kozhikode is known as the food capital of Kerala and it doesn't disappoint, The malabar biryanis to the nadan fish curry to the arabic delicacies, you will just find everything here. Some of the must visit Joints : Zam Zam, Paragon (for its biryani) & food stalls around calicut beach road."

How to reach Kozhikode | Where to stay in Kozhikode


9. SSN College of Engineering, Chennai

source: tsuganthi.wordpress.com

The 250-acre, lush green, state of the art campus can stand toe to toe to any IIT campuses in India.

How to reach Chennai | Where to stay in Chennai

14566 Rating | 8101 Reviews | 586 Sightseeing | 239 Photos



10. National Institute of Technology, Srinagar

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Located on the bank of famous Dal lake. Pollution free air, water, serene hills, mountains, rivers, lakes, snow! An Arabic phrase describes it correct ''If there is one place on earth where heaven is, it is here!!'' Top class education from teachers of N.I.T plus scenic beauty gives you an experience of lifetime!

Says HolidayIQ Traveller Hemant Sant, "Three open to public vantage points to see the whole city at sunset are Shankaracharya Hill with its ancient temple, Hari Parbat and Paree Mahal of Dara Shikoh. Taj Hotel has a vantage location too. Take permits for Hari parbat from JKTDC office at Nigin Lake enter from Badam Warii Gate up see the only ancient but renovated by Afghan general fort of kashmir. Temple of Shakari Devi Tripura Sundari is here."

How to reach Srinagar | Where to stay in Srinagar

8967 Rating | 5403 Reviews | 52 Sightseeing | 822 Photos


11. IIM Indore

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The 193 acres campus is located at Prabandh Shikhar, close to the Pithampur Special Economic Zone, off Agra-Bombay Highway. The newly added sports complex includes gymnasium, a swimming pool, a squash court and an auditorium.

How to reach Indore | Where to stay in Indore

2672 Rating | 1492 Reviews | 19 Sightseeing | 22 Photos


12. IIT Kharagpur

source: wikimedia.org

IIT Kharagpur is located 120 kilometres west of Kolkata. The layout of the present campus and the design of the buildings were carried out by a group of engineers and architects under the guidance of Werner M. Moser, a Swiss architect.

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58 Rating | 38 Reviews | 4228 Photos



13. BITS Pilani, Hyderabad

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The campus is located in the vicinity are Genome Valley biocluster and NALSAR Law University. The terrain consists of small hillocks and urban forests, mostly away from major urban centers.The campus is spread over a lush green area of 220 acres.

"You have to visit Charminar, Salarjung Museum, Golkonda Fort, Birla Temple, etc. The special attraction is the Ramoji Film City tour. The biryani at Paradise Restaurant is world famous. You cannot to go Hyderabad and not do this," says HolidayIQ Traveller Vijay Agrawal.

How to reach Hyderabad | Where to stay in Hyderabad

11922 Rating | 7409 Reviews | 548 Sightseeing | 531 Photos



source: iitbhu.ac.in

IIT(BHU),Varanasi has a residential and co-educational campus built on an area of 400 acres within the larger BHU campus, which is spread over nearly 1,300 acres close to the banks of River Ganga.

Says HolidayIQ Traveller Jessica Maneul, "Had a great time walking through the lanes and bylanes of the old part of the city. The narrow lanes crowded with cows, bulls, speeding motorcycles - was a fantastic experience. One has to watch their steps as these galis /lanes are dotted with cow dung and sleeping dogs. But time and again the old buildings cry out to you to stop and admire them. The spirituality of the city and the culture and tradition all come together in these quaint lanes. I started from Chowk and walked through the Khoya gali, thatheri gali (wholesale market for sarees), past the Blue Lassi shop and ended near Lalita Ghat. Visited the beautiful temple built by the late king of Nepal. If you want to see the real Varanasi, walk everywhere."

How to reach Varanasi | Where to stay in Varanasi

2008 Rating | 1179 Reviews | 24 Sightseeing | 182 Photos


15. IIT Mumbai

source: wikimedia.org

The IIT Mumbai campus is located at Powai, a suburb in northeastern Mumbai, between the Vihar and Powai lakes. Due to its proximity to the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, the campus is yellow and mostly untouched by the pollution of the rest of the city. The proximity of the campus to the national park has also led to occasional sightings of panthers, leopards and crocodiles along the banks of Lake Powai.

How to reach Mumbai | Where to stay in Mumbai

19503 Rating | 11016 Reviews | 906 Sightseeing | 461 Photos



16. Jaypee University of Information Technology, Solan

source: wikipedia.org

The campus is spread over 25 acres on the green slopes of Waknaghat. The town of Kasauli can be seen from the university on one side, far on the hill.

Says HolidayIQ Traveller Gita Madhu, "While Solan itself is rather congested, the area around has many places to stay for a serene holiday. It would be nice to hire a car and drive down the winding hill roads while the most breathtaking scenery rushes by. A motorcycle would also be a good option. The Yung Drung Tibetan Monastery is a must see but there are many other popular destinations. Fruit juice and fruit wines are sold at regular outlets along the way."

How to reach Solan | Where to stay in Solan

309 Rating | 163 Reviews | 26 Sightseeing | 11 Photos


17. National Defence Academy, Pune

source: flickr - Abhishek Kumar

NDA has one of the most good-looking campus. The Academy is located in Khadakwasla near Pune, Maharashtra and the campus spans 7,015 acres.

"Pune is a foodies' paradise. Sorghum and Pearl millet are the main ingredients of their cuisine. When in Pune do not miss to try the local dishes like misal pav, puran poli, pithla bhakri, pani puri, bhelpuri, and pav bhaji. There are great eating joints like Vaishali, Burger King in Eat Street, Goodluck, etc. There are umpteen number of Irani cafes to hang out too that serve great food. Krishna Bhavan in Pune is one of the best places to have misal pav. It is situated among the hustling bustling lanes of Tulshibaug, this place is a little difficult to spot," says HolidayIQ Traveller Babita Goyal.    

How to reach Pune | Where to stay in Pune

7430 Rating | 4394 Reviews | 492 Sightseeing | 245 Photos


18. Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai

source: chennai.vit.ac.in/

Chennai campus of VIT University is located on southern outskirts of city, on Vandalur – Kelambakkam Road.

How to reach Chennai | Where to stay in Chennai

14646 Rating | 8143 Reviews | 586 Sightseeing | 239 Photos



19. Symbiosis International University, Pune

source: siu.edu.in/

Located among lush hills, Lavale offers a chance to coexist with nature as it stands over a valley surrounded by clouds and painted green in its best season. Powered by solar sources, its eco-friendly functioning makes for a perfect setting for contemplative and incisive study far from the worries and hustle of the city.

How to reach Pune | Where to stay in Pune

7430 Rating | 4394 Reviews | 492 Sightseeing | 245 Photos


20. Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal

source: en.wikipedia.org/

The institute is located on a hill that overlooks the Bhadbhada barrage. The barrage controls the overflow of the upper lake or Bada Talab of Bhopal. The spillway for Bhadbhada tails around the IIFM hill, giving it a scenic location surrounded by water on three sides during good monsoons.

"You must go for a beautiful drive around the lake, which gets more pleasing at night, with the lights shimmering in the water. We took the speedboat ride from the MP Tourism Boat Club, which was quite adventurous for our one-year-old daughter. Also, plenty of places to eat and hang out. Lots of heritage properties to see like the Jehan Numa Palace hotel etc. Not to miss is the jungle safari at Van Vihar Park around the lake," says HolidayIQ Traveller Gaurav Kothari.

How to reach Bhopal | Where to stay in Bhopal

1737 Rating | 1129 Reviews | 131 Sightseeing | 81 Photos


21. Madras Christian College

Source : - Mcc.edu

The 365-acre  campus is known for its flora and fauna, notably deer and rare trees. The college is distinguished by a lake on campus. The campus curator maintains these natural resources and ensures that no damage is done through unauthorized cutting of plants or grass.

How to reach Tambaram  | Where to stay in Tambaram

12 Rating | 13 Sightseeing | 4 Photos



22. IIT Kanpur

Source :- Wikimedia

IIT Kanpur is located on the Grand Trunk Road, 15 kilometres west of Kanpur City and measures close to 420 hectares. This land was donated by the Government of Uttar Pradesh in 1960 and by March 1963 the Institute had moved to its current location. Institute's Academic Area comprises academic buildings and facilities such as the PK Kelkar Library, Computer Centre, National Wind Tunnel Facility and SIDBI Innovation and Incubation Centre. It also houses faculty offices, laboratories and administrative buildings.

How to reach Kanpur | Where to stay in Kanpur

1036 Rating | 608 Reviews | 207 Sightseeing | 23 Photos


23. Goa Institute of Management

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The campus was initially situated on the banks of the Mandovi River, in the Santa Casa de Misericordia in Ribandar. The building in which the school is housed is supposed to be one of the earliest hospitals in India and was converted from a hospital building to a business school campus in 1993. From the year 2010 GIM began shifting most of its academic courses to a new state-of-the-art campus located around 23 kilometers from the old one. The new campus at Sanquelim in Sattari is located on a sprawling 50 acre plot surrounded by the idyllic foothills of the Western Ghats.

Where to stay in Goa

5801 Rating | 3843 Reviews | 2652 Photos


24. NEIGRIHMS College Of Nursing, Shillong

Source :- Wikimedia

North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) is a medical institute of India in Shillong, Meghalaya. It is located on the outskirts of the educational hub hills City of the Northeastern India, Shillong, the "Scotland of the East". The present full-fledged tertiary care hospital facilities started at its permanent campus at Mawdiangdiang, Shillong in the year 2007.

How to reach Shillong | Where to stay in Shillong

3698 Rating | 2333 Reviews | 39 Sightseeing | 396 Photos



25. School Of Architecture And Landscape Design. Katra

Source :- Smvdu.net

A lush green 470 acre campus about 14 km from Katra in Jammu & Kashmir, it is a well-planned campus designed by planner S. Ghosh and landscaped by the faculties of SALD.

How to reach Katra | Where to stay in Katra

3060 Rating | 1768 Reviews | 11 Sightseeing | 56 Photos


26. Nalsar University of Law

Source : - Wordpress

Nalsar University of Law, or officially the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), is a legal studies institution located in Shamirpet, Hyderabad. The campus is is located in the north outskirts of Hyderabad and is home to Shamirpet lake, Jawahar Deer Park, Genome Valley.

How to reach Hyderabad | Where to stay in Hyderabad

13641 Rating | 8401 Reviews | 548 Sightseeing | 547 Photos


27. Christ University

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The Christ University campus consists of 5 blocks, namely block 1, block 2, block 3, central block, Audi block. Block 1 houses first year B.A, B.SC students and it was the main building of Christ college before it became a University. Block 2 houses B.com and certain batches of B.Sc. Block 3 accommodates professional students. The campus is a zero waste campus and recycles its wet waste and used paper. The university's main campus is spread over a large area of 25 acres and is part of the 100-acre Dharmaram College Campus in the central part of Bangalore city. This campus is located on the extension of Hosur Road (NH 7) opposite the Bangalore Dairy Flyover.

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36649 Rating | 19674 Reviews | 549 Sightseeing | 967 Photos



28. Tezpur University

source: wikimedia.org

The university campus is at Napaam about 15 km east of Tezpur, the headquarters of the Sonitpur district of Assam. Napaam is a rural area surrounded people of diverse caste, religion and language. The Napaam campus of the is in a plot of an area of 262 acres of land. The campus is bounded by pucca walls. Napaam is linked by a PWD road from the National Highway No. 37A at almost the midpoint between Kalia-Bhomora bridge and Misson Chariali. Tezpur is linked by road and rail with the rest of the state and the country. There is a tri-weekly flight between Kolkata and Tezpur. The institute is surrounded by greenery and with many historic as well as tourist places nearby, including Ganesh Ghat, Agnigarh etc.

How to reach Tezpur | Where to stay in Tezpur

93 Rating | 50 Reviews | 41 Sightseeing | 7 Photos


29. BITS Pilani

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The area of the Pilani campus is over 990 acres. The campus has a Saraswati temple with four rounded step levels, illuminated at night. It also has a Birla Mandir dedicated to the goddess Saraswati, Sharda Peeth, built by G. D. Birla. The Pilani campus has India's first technological museum, the Birla Museum.The auditorium decorated with paintings by students from the department of art and decoration. The institute has eleven hostels for men and one for women that are named after saints, historical and religious figures.

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336 Rating | 146 Reviews | 3454 Photos



30. Manipal University, Manipal

source: wikimedia.org

The campus covers 600 acres of land and is centered in the university town of Manipal. The campus is divided into two areas: the healthsciences campus and the engineering campus.

Where to stay in Manipal

9 Rating | 8 Reviews107 Photos



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