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Roorkee Travel Guide

Roorkee is a magnificent town which is located in the Indian district of Haridwar in Uttaranchal. This famous town is located on the National Highway-58 on the banks of the Ganges. It is located at a distance of 30 kilometres from.....

Roorkee is a magnificent town which is located in the Indian district of Haridwar in Uttaranchal. This famous town is located on the National Highway-58 on the banks of the Ganges. It is located at a distance of 30 kilometres from Haridwar. Roorkee obtains its name from Ruri, the wife of tribal chief of the Rajputs.

In the year 1868, the conurbation of Roorkee was created after it became residence to Bengal sappers and miners in the year 1853. Today, this town is home to a large army base. It is the headquarters for Bengal Engineering Group and Centre.

The development of Roorkee generally began with the establishment of Roorkee Engineering College that was initially meant for training classes for the locals in civil engineering works for the Upper Ganga Canal. Roorkee Engineering College was the only college in the year 1847 that was officially constituted. The famous collage was renamed 'Thomason College of Civil Engineering' after Sir James Thomason who was the Lt. Governor of the North Western Province. He was behind the establishment of the college which was later improved to be known as one of the IITs, IIT Roorkee.

There are various famous schools such as St. Gabriel's Academy, St. Ann's Sr. Sec. School, Army School, Knox Memorial School and St. Joseph School that are located in the city. The occurrence of world class institutions lures hundreds of students not just only from India but all over the world to study in Roorkee. One can get proper information through travel guide to Roorkee which also describe full information of Roorkee Tourism.

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Please suggest a good hotel for 26th August.

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Rajat Bhardwaj

Centre point near bus stand ... Nd royal palace is also a good one

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What are the best places to eat in Roorkee?

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Kuldeep

restaurant near iit century gate.

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I need a room in 500-700 budget. Please suggest hotel.

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Vivek Chauhan

pls stay without ac any where in india by Goibibo

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I want to take a AC room priced in range of Rs. 400 to 500 per day. So please suggest me some good hotels.

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Avinash

Sorry. No option

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tell me very good hotel near karondi in roorkee

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Sanjay Jalan

Where can I get non spicy and homely food in roorkee?

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Ravi Matta

Where you're staying in rke?

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l need a room rs700-800, please suggest.

I want a room 800 to 900, Please suggest some hotels.

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Ghanshyamkumar Sah

if you are coming at IIT Roorkee then you can get rooms @ 150 to 200

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I want hotel in Roorkee range 400 to 500. Please suggest.

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Ronak Singh

Motel divine international is good in room,services etc

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tell me nearest hotels from iit roorkee?

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Saurabh Gupta

Hotel Divine international

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