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.
Muzaffarnagar is a small city with a municipal board in Uttar Pradesh. It comes under the Muzaffarnagar district and is also the district headquarters. Muzaffarnagar was founded by Munawar Lashkar Ali in honour of his father during the Mughal period. It is often referred to as the ‘Education Hub of India’.
Places to Stay
There are a few good budget hotels in Muzaffarnagar. Some of them are Omega Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Green Apple (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Swagat Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Muzaffarnagar is Hindi. English and Urdu are also spoken here.
Diwali, Holi, and Eid-ul-Fitr are celebrated annually here. A fair held after Holi, and a Bhandara held on every Devi Chaudas at the Kali Nadi Devi Mandir are noteworthy events here.
Places of Interest
Muzaffarnagar has a few places of cultural and historical interest to visit. The Brahma temple in Buddhana, one of the two temples dedicated to Lord Brahma in India, and Vahelna (4 km) a holy site for Jains, are the two places of religious significance worth visiting here.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Muzaffarnagar is in Jalandhar (65 km). The nearest international airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi (116 km).
Muzaffarnagar is well-connected by railways to most places in India. Trains to Delhi, Chandigarh, Bhatinda and other places stop here.
There are daily bus services to Delhi, Ajmer, Bhilwara, and Jaipur. The best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers are Jagdish Tourist, Ashok Travels, Vishwakarma Travels, and Kalpana Travels. Bus reservation through Ticketgoose.com’s mobile apps is one of the most convenient ways of booking your tickets.