Rourkela, the third largest city located 350kms from Bhubaneswar in the northen part of Odisha. The city is one of the well planned cities of India. The city is also popularly known as Ispat Nagar and also as the Steel City of Odisha. It has one of the largest steel plants of the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) known as Rourkela Steel Plant. With range of hills, forests and surrounded by river, it is listed in the smart city of India. The Rourkela Township is divided into two separate townships under Census of India as Steel Township and Civil Township. The Residential quarters colony of Rourkela Steel Plant having 21 sectors on record is called Steel Township and the other part is called Civil Township. The city is surrounded by a 16 km long Ring Road which connects 19 sectors and some other parts of the steel city including old Rourkela.
There are many attractions in and around the city. Hanuman Vatika, Maa Vaisno Devi Temple, Pitamahal Dam, Doll Museum are important attractions around Rourkela. Khandadhar Waterfall, the largest waterfall of Odisha is 85kms from Rourkela. One can enjoy trekking and hiking in Khandadhar.
Best time to visit: Anytime
Popular Cuisine: Local food
Specialities: Vaishno Devi Temple, Hills, parks, Lord Hanuman Statue
Nearest Bus Stop: Rourkela, Sundargarh
Nearest Railway Station: Rourkela, sundargarh
Travel Options: Train, Bus, Cab
Nearest town: Rourkela
Distance from Bhubaneswar: 341 km