Travel Information



Those who shall be participating in 32nd IAHR Symposium on Hydraulic Machinery and Systems, scheduled during September 11–14, 2024 at IIT Roorkee, India are requested to share the following details of yours and the accompanying person, if any, to assist you in obtaining the VISA clearance from the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India at the earliest.

  1. Full Name
  2. Gender
  3. Nationality
  4. Affiliation/institution
  5. Designation
  6. Country of birth
  7. Passport number

The authors themselves are responsible for obtaining a visa to travel to India. The organizing committee will issue an invitation letter to the authors, who must obtain a visa. Authors must write an email to the organizing committee explicitly indicating the requirement. Authors/participants must check with the Indian embassy in your home country for the required documentation and the invitation letter (if there is a specific format or text requirement). It is also important to indicate/confirm the mode of the invitation letter, e.g.,

  1. letter via email digitally signed,
  2. letter via email – physically signed scan copy, and
  3. completely physical letter via post.

For option 3, physical letter via post, the author/participant will have to pay the actual postal fees. Postage charges vary from country to country; hence, they will be communicated individually via email during the invitation letter preparation.

Please visit the following websites, which may be helpful for the visa process.

For more details regarding Visa and travel, please contact:

Lodhi Air Tour & Travels Pvt Ltd.
Tel: +91-9810307246, +91-1202770897

About IIT Roorkee (Venue)

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee is among the foremost institutes of national importance in higher technological education and engineering, basic and applied research. Since its establishment, the Institute has played a vital role in providing the technical workforce and know-how to the country and pursuing research. The Institute ranks amongst the best technological institutions globally and has contributed to all sectors of technological development. It has also been considered a trend-setter in the area of education and research in the field of science, technology, and engineering. The Institute is celebrating its demisemiseptcentennial (175 years) of establishment during 2021-22.


Travel Information

Roorkee is a city in North India and spread over a flat terrain under Shivalik Hill of Himalayas. The city is developed on the banks of the Ganges Canal, its dominant feature, which flows from north-south through the middle of the city. It is well connected with New Delhi, the capital of India, by train and road. The nearest domestic airport is at Dehradun, about 60 km from Roorkee, while the International (IGI) airport is at New Delhi, about 200 km from Roorkee. A cab takes about four hours to travel from IGI airport to Roorkee and about one and half hours from Dehradun airport to Roorkee.

How to reach Roorkee

International travel by Air : The near by major international airport is New Delhi Airport (IGI Airport New Delhi) Airport Code- DEL which connects New Delhi (India) to world.

The near by domestic Airport is Dehradun Airport – Airport Code - DED

After reaching New Delhi, India delegates/participants may follow the A or B or C for domestic/local travel in india.

  1. Domestic travel by Air :
    New Delhi Airport (IGI Airport New Delhi) Airport Code- DEL to Dehradun Airport – Airport Code - DED
    Flight Duration IGI Airport New Delhi to Dehradun Airport - 55 Minutes
    Dehradun Airport to Roorkee city Distance by road- 70 km. Duration-1hrs.30 min by Road.
  2. By Road-
    Distance New Delhi Airport to Roorkee city– 197 km Duration-3 Hrs 20 Minutes
  3. By Train-
    Travelling to Roorkee is easy thanks to the railway connectivity. The station of the city is named ROORKEE and its station code is RK. The station takes care of all the basic amenities of the passengers. The station is well-connected to India’s capital New Delhi

Accomodation at IIT Roorkee and Roorkee City

Limited accommodation in the Guest houses in the IIT Roorkee campus shall also be available.

  • NC Nigam Guest house
  • KIH Guest house

The Hotels in Roorkee city