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.