|Roorkee has a number of attractions that entice the visitors and have them longing to visit Roorkee again and again.
One of the major attractions of Roorkee remains the Solani Aqueduct.
Built in 1846 it is one of the marvels of engineering. Augmented
recently, it is a source of major attraction for people visiting
Another attraction for Roorkee is undoubtedly the IIT.
It would be interesting to know that the famed IIT has its genesis in
Roorkee College. Constituted in 1847, its purpose was to train the
manpower for the construction of Ganga Canal.
It would not be a misnomer to state that IIT Roorkee is not
only a matter of great pride for Uttarakhand but for entire country.
IIT Roorkee’s Central Library is another
Roorkee special which is hugely popular amongst the visitors.
Established in 1848, it finds a special place in higher education
libraries. Started with a couple of hundred books, today it has a
collection of more than 3,00,000 books.
Piran Kaliyar Sharif, ‘mazaar’ of the famous sufi saint Hazrat Aliuddin Ali Ahmed ‘Sabir’ can also be termed as an attraction
Roorkee. Though located at a short distance from Roorkee it is still
talked as Roorkee’s own as whoever wants to visit the place has to stay
If one thought that Roorkee has only educational
institutions to show than one is in for a shock, for Roorkee also has to
its credit “ Crystal World” the largest amusement park.
Close to Roorkee, it offers a
variety of entertainment. Some of its offerings, like water sport, are
immensely popular amongst children and grown-ups alike.
Little wonder then that Roorkee is on top of the visitors list and witnesses assault by tourists season after season.