Our Stay/ Visit Experience
In between the Himalayas, Roorkee is an ideal IIT, if one loves the cold weather, hilly atmosphere and clean environment. Spread over 365 acres, the campus lies on a hill slope with greenery spread all across the campus. On our 2 day visit, we visited the main building, cafeteria, student’s hostel, sports ground, a high school, IIT Roorkee post office and Saraswati temple (located in the campus). The Idea’s café(a cafeteria in one of the hostels) has working for startups, with the access to free Wi-Fi and some mesmerizing views and ambiance with some lip-smacking food at a very reasonable price. The Aloo Parathas and Lassi made our tummies full and heavy with some awesome taste. The only thing that isn’t available inside the campus is “Non-Veg” food. Nevertheless, amidst very helpful people (even the auto-rickshaw driver), you can visit anywhere in the campus by a shared e-rickshaw in 10 INR. The experience in IIT was no less than any hill station visit.
Roorkee is connected to Delhi by rail and road; it is located on National Highway 58 and 73, it is 180 kilometers from New Delhi via NH-58 towards Haridwar and 72 kilometers from Dehradun.
- Bus Service(From New Delhi)
There are buses from Kashmere Gate Bus Terminal, every hour to Haridwar. Get down, 30 kilometers before Haridwar.
The easiest way to reach Roorkee is by train. The high-speed trains; Shatabdi and Jan Shatabdi Express are available from New Delhi and Dehradun, up and down respectively. Roorkee is a stoppage in between New Delhi to Dehradun, which takes approximately 3 hours 30 minutes.
Reach Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport, and take a private cab or buses towards New Delhi, which is very frequently available from the bus/taxi stand.