This time lets take a look at Roorkee, a district in Uttrakhand famous for IIT. Roorkee has a lot more to offer than brilliant IIT pass out students. It is spread on a flat terrain, with a wonderful view of the Himalayan range on the East and North East. It is about 172 km North of Delhi, cradled lovingly in the foothills of Himalayas. You can easily reach out to Roorkee on bike and explore most of it. Rivers Ganga and Yamuna flow on either side of it.
Since it is located in the plains, it experiences an extreme of both, summers and winters. If one wants a trip to Roorkee, then this is the best time to go, starting from April, up to the end of June, summer season grips the district in its clutches. Now is the best time, when the winters have bid adieu and summers have not fully arrived.
The places to visit in Roorkee are not too many, but of course quantity is not a guarantee of quality. If you are a history lover, you will fall in love with the Roorkee Group Museum and Archive. You can go to the Bann Ganga wet land for a peaceful boat ride or to just dip your feet in water and read a book in peace, and you may also visit Piran Kaliyar Sharif Dargah and pay homage to the peer. For nature lovers, experience seekers and history buffs there is Solani Aqueduct. But if you just need a quiet time with a loved one, you can visit one of the many awesome movie theatres and have a date.
So Roorkee it is for us this weekend. We will call up wheelstreet and hire a macho bike, and be off from the city’s hustle bustle for a day or two. How about you?