A city in Haridwar district of Uttarakhand, Roorkee is located on the banks of the Ganges canal on the National Highway 58 between Delhi and Dehradun. Situated on a flat terrain, with the Himalayan ranges nearby, Roorkee city is bisected by the Upper Ganges that flows through it. Renownedfor IIT Roorkee, the city is also famous for the manufacturing of survey and nautical instruments.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels to stay in Roorkee. Tourists visiting the place can stay at La Casa (Tariff- Rs. 1348) and Hotel Royal Palace (Tariff Rs.750 onwards).
The annual spiritual fair held to honourSaintAlauddinSabirKaliyari is a 15-day event that brings people from far.
Hindi is the local language here.
Places to Visit
IIT Roorkee, Solani Aqueduct, Crystal World and PiranKaliyar Sharifare all located within 2kms of the bus stop.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is inDehradun
Roorkeehas its own railway station
Military Hospital Bus Stop, Roorkee Bus Station and MalakpurChungi Bus Stoprun regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like Kings Holiday Tours, Classic Travels, RSRTC, City Heart Travels and Crown Travelsthat offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Bus ticket online booking has caught up with travelers across the country.
Ghaziabad is a small city in Uttar Pradesh and was founded in 1740 by the Vizir Ghazi-ud-din. The city is home to one of the premium management institution i.e. Indian Institute of Management. It is also referred to as the “Gateway of UP”. It is a part of the National Capital Region of Delhi with a large and planned city well connected with roads and railways.
Places to Stay
The budget hotel options in Ghaziabad are Hotel RK Residency (Tariff- Rs. 501), Samrat Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1001). Other premium hotels are Hotel Clarks Inn Apple Tree (Tariff – Rs. 3,000) and Hotel Pushpa Vilas (Tariff-Rs. 5,000).
The languages spoken in Ghaziabad are Hindi and Urdu.
Some of the prominent festivals celebrated here are Ramnavami, Naga Panchami, Holi, Janmashtami, Kartikpurnima, Id-ul-Fitr, Muharram, and Dasserra.
Places of Interest
Garhmukteshwar is one of the primary tourist spots on the shores of river Ganga. Some of the other historical and cultural destinations include Pragati Maidan Crafts Museum, Kaseri mound and Sai Baba shrine.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Indira Gandhi International Airport (45 km).
The Ghaziabad railway line is important in terms of local trains and as well as national rail routes which connects Meerut, Aligarh, and Mathura etc.
The UPSRTC connects various cities like Agra, Jhansi, and Meerut to Ghaziabad. Wide range of private bus services with A/c, Non A/c, Sleeper categories are also available. Shrinath Travel Agency operates Non-AC semi sleeper service from Jaipur to Ghaziabad for Rs 450 per seat. Daily non AC bus service from Bulandshaher costs Rs 94 per passenger. Making use of bus ticket discounts while booking your tickets can help you save money.