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 How to reach IIT Roorkee

Roorkee is well connected to Delhi by rail and road. It is situated on National Highways 58 and 73 and is on Amritsar-Howrah main rail route.

Some trains which are convenient for travelling between Delhi and Roorkee are New Delhi-Dehradun-New Delhi Shatabdi Express and Dehradun-New Delhi-Dehradun Janshatabdi Express. The nearest airport is located at Jollygrant, Dehradun. However, New Delhi is the preferred airport.

National Highway 58 from New Delhi to the higher reaches of the Himalayas passes via Roorkee. Roorkee is, therefore, well connected to all the major cities in the region by road. There are frequent bus services to this place from the Maharana Pratap Inter State Bus Terminal (Kashmere Gate) Delhi.

 

By Roadways

Traveling from Delhi, Roorkee is located towards north approximately 170 kilometers. Take the highway NH58, and it passes through Roorkee. The city of Haridwar is located further on the same highway about 29 kilometers from Roorkee.

The main bus depot of Roorkee is located on NH58. Several buses run from various cities in North India.
 

By Airways

Nearest airport to Roorkee is Dehradun's Jolly Grant airport which has Air India, Spice Jet and Jet Airways services from New Delhi. But most preferable airport nearest from Roorkee is the New Delhi International Airport which is about 180 kilometers away.
 

By Railways

Easiest way to get to Roorkee is by train. There are several trains serving Roorkee daily from various cities around. The high speed trains Shatabdi and Jan Shatabti also stop at Roorkee on their route Delhi - Dehradun. By train, it takes less than 3 hours and 30 minutes to reach Roorkee from Delhi, so it is the fastest and most economical way of travel.

Incidentally, the first locomotive of India ran on rails in Roorkee in 1846, well before the first passenger rail that ran in Thane.

The following tables give information about various trains, taken from Indian Railways website. Please observe that the schedules can change.

 

From New Delhi by Train

Dehradun Express (Daily)

05.40 a.m.

Dehradun Shatabdi (Daily)

06.45 a.m.

 Haridwar Express (Thursday)

10.55 a.m.

Ujjaini Express (Thursday-Friday)

11.25 a.m.

Utkal Express (Daily)

03.00 p.m.

DDN Jan Shatabdi (Daily)

3.20 p.m.

Nanda Devi Express (Daily)

11.50 p.m.
 

Schedules of Trains: Destination Roorkee

TRAIN NUMBER

TRAIN NAME

STARTING STATION

ARRIVAL AT SOURCE

DEPART. FROM SOURCE

ARRIVAL AT DEST.

DEPART. FROM DEST.

54475

DLI HW PASSENGER

DELHI 

Starting Station

Day 1,
09:50

Day 1,
18:30

Day 1,
18:55

54471

DELHI RISHIKESH PASSENGER

DELHI 

Starting Station

Day 1,
17:35

Day 2,
00:10

Day 2,
00:13

19019

DEHRADUN EXP

BANDRA TERMINUS
 

Starting Station

Day 1,
00:05

Day 2,
13:11

Day 2,
13:15

19031

HARIDWAR MAIL

AHMADABAD JN

Starting Station

Day 1,
10:05

Day 2,
11:05

Day 2,
11
:07

12017
NDLS-DDN SHATABDI EXPRESS
 
 NEW DELHI    Starting
   Station
  Day 1,
  06
:45
  Day 1,
  10 :44
 Day 1,
 10 :46
12055
 DDN JANSHTBDI
 
 NEW DELHI    Starting
   Station
  Day 1,
   15:20
  Day 1,
   18:45
  Day 1,
  18:47
14309
 UJJAINI EXPRESS
 
 UJJAIN  JN    Starting
   Station
  Day 1, 
   15:00
  Day 2, 
  15:55
  Day 2, 
  15:57
 

Schedules of Trains: From Delhi

Train No.

Train Name

Origin

Departure time

Destination

Arrival Time

11058

ASR CSMT EXPRESS

NEW DELHI

20:55

C SHIVAJI MAH T

04:05

12138

PUNJAB MAIL

NEW DELHI 

20:20

C SHIVAJI MAH T

04:05

12450

GOA SMPRK K EXP

NEW DELHI

06:30

MADGAON

14:45

12472

SWARAJ EXPRESS

NEW DELHI

21:30

BANDRA TERMINUS

18:05

12618

MNGLA LKSDP EXP

H NIZAMUDDIN

09:15

ERNAKULAM JN

10:40

22904

GOLDN TEMPLE ML

H NIZAMUDDIN

07:05

MUMBAI CENTRAL

05:05

12926

PASCHIM EXPRESS

NEW DELHI

16:25

BANDRA TERMINUS

14:45

19020

DEHRADUN EXP

 H NIZAMUDDIN

21:20

BANDRA TERMINUS

04:20

19024

FZR MMCT JANTA

NEW DELHI

13:05

MUMBAI CENTRAL

19:40
 

A range of accommodation facilities available in and around Roorkee go as follows:

  • Motel Polaris (Roorkee)
    Tel: +91-8899116969, +91-9548023215
     
  • Guest House (IIT Roorkee)
    Good accomodation is available in various Guest Houses of the Institute, NIH and CBRI
    At very nominal charges.
     
  • Clark International (Saharanpur)
    Tel: +91-132-2661403, 2661449, +91-9639000001
     
  • Classic Residency (Haridwar)
    Tel: +91-1334-228005, 228006, 228009, 228010
    Fax: +91-1334-220374
    E-mail : info@classichotelsindia.com
     
  • Hotel Centrum
    Delhi Dehradun Highway
    Delhi Road, Roorkee
    Ph. 01332-242422
    Mob: +91-9756207191, +91-9756207192, +91-9756207106
    E-Mail : info@hotelcentrumroorkee.com
     
  • Hotel Center Point
    Near Indian Bank, Boat Club Road, Civil Lines, Roorkee - 247667
    Phone 09259740105, 09690075555
    Telefax 01332 - 273040, 274050
    Email info@hotelcp.com
    Web Site www.hotelcp.com
     
  • Hotel Royal Palace
    22 Civil Lines,
    Roorkee-247667
    Phone: +91-1332-272678,
    Fax: +91-1332-272242
    Web: www.hotelroyalpalace.org
     
  • Hotel Ambrosia Sarovar Portico
    Haridwar NH-58, 12th Milestone,
    Badehri, Rajputna, Haridwar - 249 405
    Tel. : +91-9720107173, +91-9536900146
    Email : sph@sarovarhotels.com
     

While it is compulsory for all full time students to reside in the Bhawans (Hostels/Residence Halls) of the Institute, parents or guests visiting them are welcome to stay in the Guest Rooms of individual Bhawans on payment of nominal charges.

Another point of interest for any person visiting Roorkee would be the weather conditions in this part of the country. Roorkee has a typical climate as in the plains of Northern India with a touch of the winter chill-a clear effect of the proximity to the hills. Summer months are between March and mid-June when the temperature goes up into the high 30s (deg C) and it is quite dry and sunny. This is followed by a spell of the famous Indian monsoon till the end of July. Beyond this time, till late October, the weather remains generally bright and sunny with temperatures in the pleasant 15-25 deg C range with rain and storm when the temperature and humidity rise. Winters start around October and reach a peak in December-January when the chill can go upto 1 deg C. The cycle continues.

GUEST HOUSES AT CAMPUS

The Institute has well furnished Guest Houses and the members of selection team of companies coming for Campus Recruitment are welcome to stay in one of the Guest Houses on nominal payments. The visiting teams should contact at the Reception Desk of Khosla International House after arrival at Roorkee.

CLIMATE

The climate here is extreme during winters as well as summers. During winters, the temperature falls down to as low as 1–20 C. In summers the temperature goes up to as high as 41–43 C. The rainfall is average and the downpour is heavy in the months of July and August.