Third International Conference


Sustainable Energy and Environmental Challenges (3rd SEEC)

December 18 - 21, 2018 at Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India

Travel Information

About India

Welcome to India... a country of most striking contrast, beauty, compassion, and adventure. Whether it's the vast difference between the heights of the mighty Himalayan mountains and the flats of the epic Thar desert or the huge variety of foods, colors, wildlife, scenery, culture, and adventure means India is truly a place to get excited about. There are 35 World Heritage Sites in India. India's culture and heritage are a rich blend of the past and the present.

India is one of the world's fastest-growing economies and one of the fastest developing countries. As it opens up to a globalized world, India still has a depth of history and intensity of culture that awes and fascinates the visitors. Therefore, your visit will indeed be an interesting one. For more information on India, please visit the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India website

About Roorkee

Roorkee is a city in North India and a Municipal Corporation in the Haridwar district of the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is spread over a flat terrain under Sivalik Hills of Himalayas. The city is developed on the banks of Ganges Canal, its dominant feature, which flows from north-south through the middle of the city. Roorkee is home to Asia's first engineering college Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, formerly known as Thomson College of Civil Engineering. Roorkee is also known for the Roorkee Cantonment, one of the country's oldest military establishment and the headquarters of Bengal Engineer Group since 1853. Roorkee has unique distinction as the first train in the country ran between Roorkee and Piran Kaliyar on 22 December 1851. Roorkee has a population of 2,84,478 people as per 2011 Census of India.

About Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Indian Institute of Technology - Roorkee is among the foremost of institutes of National importance in higher technological education and in engineering, basic and applied research. Since its establishment in 1853 (erstwhile Thomason College of Civil Engineering and University of Roorkee), the Institute has played a vital role in providing the technical manpower and know-how to the country and in pursuit of research. The Institute ranks amongst the best technological institutions in the world and has contributed to all sectors of technological development. It has also been considered a trendsetter in the area of education and research in the field of science, technology, and engineering. IIT Roorkee has 21 academic departments covering Engineering, Applied Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences and Management programs with a strong emphasis on scientific and technological education and research.

Event Venue

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

  • Lecture Hall Complex

How to reach Roorkee

By Train

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

Shatabdi Express (Daily)

7.00 a.m.

 Jan Shatabdi Express (Daily)

3.10 p.m.

Okha Express

12.30 p.m.

Indore- Dehradun Express

12.30 p.m.

Ujjain - Dehradun

12.30 p.m.

Bombay Dehradun (Daily)

7.00 a.m.

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Time Zone & Business Hours:
IST (India Standard Time) UTC/GMT: +5:30 Hours

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM (IST)

Social Program & Tours

Post-conference Tours:
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