Roorkee is well connected with Haridwar, Dehradun and Delhi by road and railway. The nearest international airport is Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, New Delhi, and domestic is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun. Several trains (from New Delhi or HazratNizamuddin Railway Stations) and buses (from AnandVihar ISBT) are available for reaching Roorkee from Delhi metro city. Direct super fast trains are available from Amritsar, Kolkata, Mumbai, Dehradun etc.
How to reach IIT Roorkee
Roorkee is well connected with Haridwar, Dehradun and Delhi by road and railway. Campus is situated 3.5 km from Roorkee railway station and walking distance form bus station (less than 100 meters).
Those who are coming directly to Roorkee by train, take a battery rickshaw to IIT Roorkee campus.
From Haridwar: Those who are coming from Haridwar, take a bus from Haridwar to Roorkee bus station and take a battery rickshaw to IIT Roorkee campus.
From Dehradun Airport: Take a taxi from Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun to IIT Roorkee campus.
From Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, Delhi: Take a taxi from Airport to IIT Roorkee campus.
Uttarakhand has many tourist spots due to its location in the Himalayas. There are many ancient temples, forest reserves, national parks, hill stations, and mountain peaks that draw large number of tourists. There are 44 nationally protected monuments in the state. Oak Grove School in the state is on the tentative list for World Heritage Sites. Two of the most holy rivers in Hinduism the Ganga and Yamuna, originate in Uttarakhand. GurudwaraHemkund Sahib, an important pilgrimage site for Sikhs..
Some of the most famous hill stations of India like Mussoorie, Nainital, Dhanaulti, Lansdowne, Sattal, Almora, Kausani, Bhimtal, and Ranikhet are situated in Uttrakhand and some of these are very near to Roorkee. The state has 6 National Parks and 7 Wildlife Sanctuaries which cover 13.8 percent of the total area of the state. They are located at different altitudes varying from 800 to 5400 meters.
The oldest national park on the Indian sub-continent, Jim Corbett National Park, is a major tourist attraction. The park is famous for its varied wildlife and Project Tiger run by the Government of India. In addition the state boasts Valley of Flowers National Park and Nanda Devi National Park in Chamoli District, which together are a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Vasudhara Falls, near Badrinath is a waterfall with a height of 122 metres (400 ft) set in a backdrop of snow-clad mountains. The state has always been a destination for mountaineering, hiking, and rock climbing in India.
A recent development in adventure tourism in the region has been white water rafting in Rishikesh. Due to its proximity to the Himalaya ranges, the place is full of hills and mountains and is suitable for trekking, climbing, skiing, camping, rock climbing, and paragliding. Roopkund is a popular trekking site, famous for the mysterious skeletons found in a lake, which was covered by National Geographic Channel in a documentary. The trek to Roopkund passes through the beautiful meadows of Bugyal.