Travel Guide To Roorkee City
As we all know Roorkee is a small city in north India which comes under Haridwar district of state Uttarakhand. One can reach there by all the means of transport. You can reach Roorkee by roadways, airways or the most convenient means railways. If you’re travelling by airways then the nearest airport to Roorkee is Dehradun’s Jolly Grant airport. If you’re travelling from New Delhi then you can use spice jet, air India or jet airways service from New Delhi International Airport.
Roorkee City is almost 170 kms toward north from New Delhi. So, if you’re going by roadways you can take the highway NH 58.
And as I said the most convenient and easiest way to get there is by means of train. As there are many high-speed trains serving Roorkee daily from all over India. From Delhi it hardly takes 3 hours and 30 minutes to be at Roorkee Railway Station.
Places and things to see in Roorkee:
Situated in the foothills of Himalayas Roorkee has got a great weather and this is possibly one of the reasons why summer is the best season to visit such a place. You can visit to these places if you are planning to visit there:
Piran Kaliyar Sharif
Piran Kaliyar Sharif is one of the most visited places of this city as it the symbol of the unity among Hindus and Muslims. This place hardly takes 30 mins from your day and leaves you in peace for the next 30 hours. It is more like a tomb of dargah which is situated toward the south of Haridwar. It is very popular for its mystical powers. They say that it fulfils the desire of the devout. Due to its mystical powers this Dargah is visited by a hundred million of devotees from India as well as from all over the entire world. This Tomb is situated at a distance of 20 Km from Haridwar and it just takes like only half hour drive from Haridwar.
Solani River Aqueduct
Solani River Aqueduct is located in Roorkee, Uttarakhand which is known to be the first aqueduct of India. Solani River Aqueduct was constructed by Britishers in the early 1846, and then raised as the perfect marvel of engineering in Uttarakhand as well as in the whole nation. Talking about the location of Solani River Aqueduct, this great construction is situated at a distance of approx. 3.5 kilometres from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee campus. It will barely take even 10 minutes of continuous drive from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee campus to reach here in Solani River Aqueduct. I will recommend you to prefer coming from the upper canal Road for preserving time.
Crystal world Roorkee
Situated on Haridwar to Delhi road which is like about 12 kms from Roorkee City is the Crystal World. It is a great amusement water park where you can have your best moments. Crystal World is one the biggest water park of the entire Uttarakhand. It is like about 15 kms away from Roorkee and 17 kms away from Haridwar. All you need to be here is 4-5 hours of your day and you are going to have a lot of fun here. Especially if you have your children with you, they will surely love this place. It’s a perfect picnic place for everyone to hang out with their friends and family. Crustal World provides you with great rides and amazing food. It is more like an adventurous place not just for children but for everyone. So, you can have a sizzling hot summer ride there.