The city of Roorkee is well known for Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Roorkee). It is also home to the several government research institutes such as: Central Building Research Institute (CBRI), Irrigation Research Institute (IRI), Irrigation Design Organization (IDO) and National Institute of Hydrology (NIH). It also has a large army base with headquarters for Bengal Engineers Group and Centre (BEG & C), also known as Bengal Sappers. Roorkee is a subdivision of District of Haridwar which is epicenter of Hindus in North India. The holy city of Haridwar is only 30 Km from Roorkee. It is known for Ganges and the conglomerate of sacred temples. Other places of tourist attraction around Roorkee are Dehradun, Mussoorie & Rishikesh, to name a few.