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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

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.

 

Schedules of Trains: Destination Roorkee

TRAIN NUMBER

TRAIN NAME

STARTING STATION

ARRIVAL AT SOURCE

DEPART. FROM SOURCE

ARRIVAL AT DEST.

DEPART. FROM DEST.

371

HARIDWAR PAS

DELHI

Starting Station

17:40

00:13

00:15

371NR

DELHI HARDWAR RISHIKESH PASSEN

DELHI

Starting Station

Day 1, 17:40

Day 2, 00:18

Day 2, 00:20

19

DEHRADUN EXP<

BANDRA TERMINUS
DELHI

06:00

Day 3, 06:50

Day 3, 13:03

Day 3, 13:05

9105

HARIDWAR MAIL

AHMADABAD JN
DELHI

Day 2,05:20

Day 2,05:50

Day 2,11:00

Day 2,11:02

 

2017

DEHRADUN
SHATABDI EXPRESS

NEW DELHI

Starting Station

Day 1,10:38

2055

DDN JANSHTBDI

NEW DELHI

Starting Station

Day 1,18:44

4309

UJJAINI EXPRESS

UJJAIN JN

Day 2,11:20

Day 2,16:05

4317

IND DDN EXPRESS

INDORE JN BG

Day 2,11:20

Day 2,16:05

9019

DEHRADUN EXP

BANDRA TERMINUS

Day 3,05:25

Day 3,13:05

9265

UTTARANCHAL EXP

OKHA

Day 2,10:55

Day 2,16:05

 

Train No.

Train Name

Origin

Departure time

Destination

Arrival Time

1058

ASR DR EXPRESS

NEW DELHI

20:55

KALYAN JN

02:50

2138

PUNJAB MAIL

NEW DELHI 

05:30

KALYAN JN

06:10

2450

GOA SMPRK K EXP

H NIZAMUDDIN

07:30

VASAI ROAD

03:45

2472

SWARAJ EXPRESS

NEW DELHI

21:55

BORIVALI

17:21

2618

MNGLA LKSDP EXP

H NIZAMUDDIN

09:20

KALYAN JN

08:45

2904

GOLDN TEMPLE ML

NEW DELHI

07:50

MUMBAI CENTRAL

05:40

2926

PASCHIM EXPRESS

NEW DELHI

16:55

BORIVALI

14:18

2926A

PASCHIM EXPRESS

NEW DELHI

16:55

BORIVALI

14:18

9020

DEHRADUN EXP

 NEW DELHI

22:40

VIRAR

03:01

9024

FZR BCT JANTA

NEW DELHI

13:55

MUMBAI CENTRAL

 

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

  • Motel Polaris (Roorkee)
    Tel: +91-1332-72648, 77701, 77702
     
  • Guest House (IIT Roorkee)
    Good accomodation is available in various Guest Houses of the Institute, NIH and CBRI
    At very nominal charges.
     
  • Clarke International (Saharanpur)
    Tel: +91-1332-723451, 723610
    Fax: +91-1332-723605
     
  • Classic Regency (Haridwar)
    Tel: +91-1332-428006, 428007, 428009, 428010
    Fax: +91-1332-420374
     
  • The Hotel Centrum
    Delhi Dehradun Highway
    Delhi Road, Roorkee
    Ph. 01332-242411, 242422,
    Mob: 9756207194, 9756207191
    E-Mail : hotelscentrum@yahoo.in web www.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
    Email: info@hotelroyalpalace.org
    Web: www.hotelroyalpalace.org
     
  • Hotel: Ambrosia Sarovar Portico
    Haridwar NH-58, 12th Milestone,
    Badehri, Rajputna, Haridwar - 249 401
    Tel. : +91 1334 3984 00
    Fax : +91 1334 2412 60
    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.