Roorkee serves no touristic purpose unless you're on your way to the hill stations of Uttarakhand (Dehradun, Mussoorie onward). The place is well known among techies across the country for its renowned Indian Institute of Technology, which boasts of having the oldest engineering department in India and admittedly has a magnificent 25 acre campus, which dates back to the 19th century. Another saving grace of this city is the Roorkee Group of Museums and Archives, an army museum established in 1978, containing voluminous documents, historic books, paintings and also a display of weapons used by the Indian Armed Forces. If you happen to be desperately looking for a place to beat the summer heat, Crystal World makes for a fun trip with its artificial pools and water swings. The city doesn't really slack in culinary style, for restaurants such as Pi, Olive, Sarovar Portico and Vicky Family Dhaba are well known for their Indian and international dishes.
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The day was almost spent in packing the bags and buying food stuffs. We traveled in the month of November and as expected there was no snowfall but the temperature was as low as -4 at night. It would have definitely snowed there had the weather got worse. It is advised to get yourself as many layers as possible because temperature drops to negative . We bought a lot of food as there are no shops once you start trekking.Day 1 : (Roorkee – Dehradun – Uttarkashi )
Prem Mandir is a famous temple in Vrindavan where you can see beautiful idols of Lord Krishna and recreate stories of his life. Best time to visit this temple is around 5.30 pm as you can see wonderful lighting around temple and it seems that colour of temple keeps on changing because of lighting. You can see musical fountain in evening which will give you peace of mind.
The Solani River, a discontinuous stream, was crossed on a radiant curved water passage ornamented with lions and with methodology dikes more than 2 miles in length. Sir Proby Cautley established the University of Roorkee as a preparation ground for channel engineers. This is currently India's celebrated around the world building school, IIT Roorkee, which is arranged at a separation of 3 km from the reservoir conduit. Solani Aqueduct was developed by the British in 1846 and typifies the ideal sample of designing wonder in Uttarakhand. The Old Solani Bridge is manufactured over Old Gang Nahar (old Upper Ganga Canal), no water streams into it now. It is considered as the most striking block stone work structure. Increased as of late, it is a wellspring of significant fascination for individuals going by Roorkee. This place is still to be discovered by most of the travelers, for this reason this place never gets populated so travelers coming here can spend a quality time with their family.