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Roorkee


Roorkee

Roorkee, a quiet town of moderate size in the district of Haridwar (Uttaranchal), is located on the banks of the upper Ganga Canal, which takes off at Haridwar, 30km away. Roorkee is the gateway to pilgrim centres of Hardwar, Rishikesh, Badrinath and Kedarnath and tourist attractions of Dehra Dun and Mussorie.

Roorkee is well connected to Delhi by rail and road. It is situated on National Highway (N.H.) 58 (Delhi-Haridwar) as-well-as on N.H. 73 (Haridwar-Panchkula) and is on Amristar-Howrah main rail route. Roorkee is approximately 175 km from New Delhi and it takes 4½ hours by road. New Delhi-Dehra Dun-New Delhi Shatabdi Express and Jan Shatabdi Express stop at Roorkee. This makes it convenient to travel between Delhi and Roorkee. The nearest airport is located at Jolly Grant, Dehra Dun. However, 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.

Weather
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 41–430 C.

The rainfall is average and the downpour is heavy in the months of July and August.

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