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Rourkela, India

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 and choose the best offer for Rourkela


Mid-March - end June
Temperature:22°C- 35°C

June - end September
Annual rainfall -250 cm-325 cm

Late November To Mid-February

Best Places to Visit in Rourkela

Mandira Dam:
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 boat rides.

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.

Hanuman Vatika:
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.

Recreation Parks:
Rourkela has three recreation parks including Indira Gandhi Park, Ispat Nehru Park and Jubilee Park.

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