Rourkela, also famous as 'the Steel City' is set in the lap of nature and has become
import with the establishment of the first of the three public sector steel plants set up in
India during 1955. Located in the minerally rich belt of Orissa (now Odisha), Rourkela
brought a revolutionary era in the Steel Industry of India. It has the only steel plant
devoted primarily to the production of flat sheets and products. This city serves as the
most suitable base for visiting the places of interest in the district of Sundargarh. In fact,
Rourkela is in itself an interesting destination with various tourist attractions. So, plan a
visit to this place. Checkout the Rourkela holiday packages offered by EaseMyTrip.in
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Best Sightseeing Places in Rourkela
Before going for your Rourkela vacation, be familiar with where you must visit on your
Constructed across the Sankha River and located around 25 KM from Rourkela,
Mandira Dam is a famous picnic spot for tourists. This plays also entertains by joyful
It is a very popular spot in Rourkela because it is believed that it is the place where
Maharishi Vyas wrote "Mahabharata". Besides its natural beauty, this place offers other
attraction like Vedic ashram.
This place houses an ancient fort, which reflects the history and archeology of this
place. Located at a distance of 4 KM from Hemagiri, it has some caves embracing signs
of 'tantra' worship.
Rourkela has the fourth highest waterfall in India that falls from a height of 244 metre.
It is a beautiful waterfall located at a distance of about 114 KM from Rourkela. This
waterfall gets its root from the permanent Korapani Nala.
Darjeeng is a popular picnic spot for the people of Rourkela and is located at a distance
of about 51 km from Rourkela.
Located in the heart of the town, it is a 75-feet tall standing statue of Hanuman designed
by Sri Laxmana Swami and one of the most stunning tourist attractions of Rourkela. It
is encircled by beautiful landscaped gardens. Some of the other temples like Santoshi
Ma Mandira, Ram Daravar and Bruhat Sivalinga Mandira. While making a plan to visit
Rourkela, you must mark it on your Rourkela travel itinerary.
Rourkela has three recreation parks including Indira Gandhi Park, Ispat Nehru Park and
Best Time for Holidaying in Rourkela
Rourkela enjoys tropical climate with very warm hot summers and cool winters. But, the
best time of visiting and enjoy sightseeing in Rourkela is from the month of "October to
March". So, plan your Rourkela trip accordingly.
Must Buy Things from Rourkela
There is nothing specific items to shop in Rourkela for it is more of an industrial area.
This city is known worldwide for iron & steel trades. The city is close to the source of
Raw Materials. However, if you are really looking for shopping then you can visit the
street markets and grand shopping malls present in the city to buy your favorite items.
Explore Options to Reach Rourkela
Before booking your Rourkela holiday packages, you should know about the modes to
reach this city. Read on to more:
Rourkela Airport connects the city to several other states and cities of India. A number
of flights by DTDS create the link between Rourkela and the other places in India. There
are regular flights to Bokaro, Jamshedpur, Patna, Bhubaneswar, Ranchi and Kolkata.
This city has its own railway station which is the link between the commercial city and
the rest of the country through the rail network. There are regular trains that carry
passengers to and from Rourkela.
Rourkela has a strong network of highways and national highways that connect it with several parts of Odisha and the rest of the country. You can board regular buses as well as hire taxis and private vehicles to reach Rourkela.