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.
The climate here is extreme during winters as well as summers.
During winters, the temperature falls down to as low as 120
In summers the temperature goes up to as high as 41430 C.
The rainfall is average and the downpour is heavy in the months
of July and August.
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