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Dinesh Dini

Dinesh Dini3.6/5

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Roorke - Good place to spend time with your friends. In roorke we visited IIT, adorable place and awesome environment. We were been there for 2 days. Came around the entire IIT. Had a nice video play back with my friends in riksha ride. One must visit roorke not to visit the town but to visit the atmosphere of IIT.

Dinesh Dini

Dinesh Dini3.6/5

16 reviews

Chillest Destination

Roorke - Good place to spend time with your friends. In roorke we visited IIT, adorable place and awesome environment. We were been there for 2 days. Came around the entire IIT. Had a nice video play back with my friends in riksha ride. One must visit roorke not to visit the town but to visit the atmosphere of IIT.

Roorkee Overview

Roorkee, one of the oldest cities of India, is located on the banks of the sacred river Ganga. A part of the newly formed state Uttarakhand, 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.

According to the local beliefs, the name of the city was derived from Rurimadi Imran, the wife of a local Rajput chieftain. The other story is that the name was derived from Ror ki, the dwelling of Ror (community of Rajput) in the region. According to the reference of Ain-e-Akbari, Roorkee was once the capital of a Moghul Mahal during the time of Akbar.

Roorkee is well connected to all the cities of Northern India by roads with access from all over. Though there are many places to visit in Roorkee, the city is famous for its IIT institute and cantonments. The city has one of the oldest cantonments, which is called the Roorkee Cantonment. Tourists, who visit the city of Roorkee or pass through it, throng to the War Memorial, located in Roorkee Cantonment.

Roorkee is visited the most due to having the oldest Technical Institute of Asia. IIT Roorkee, constructed in 1847, ranks amongst the best technological institutions in the world. The city is also known for the main headquarters of the Bengal Engineer Group. Himalayan Eco Park is another important tourist place that attracts the interest of travellers. Besides, there are other places like Baan Ganga wetland, Boat Club, Solani River, etc. to spend time.

The nearest airports to this place are Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport and Jolly Grant Airport of Dehradun. The closest railhead is Roorkee City station, which is located on Kolkata (Howrah) - Amritsar main railway line connecting to various cities of India. The best time to be in this city is October to March as the weather remains cool.

Photos of Roorkee

Piran Kaliyar Sharif, Roorkee

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Sahil rawat

I visited Jim Corbett National Park with my office
Piran Kaliyar Sharif, Roorkee

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Sahil rawat

I visited Jim Corbett National Park with my office
Roorkee, Uttarakhand

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Sahil rawat

Roorkee, Uttarakhand
Piran Kaliyar Sharif, Roorkee

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Sahil rawat

I visited Jim Corbett National Park with my office

There is so much to see in Roorkee.

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