Rourkela Tourism & Travel Guide

Known as the steel city of Orissa, Rourkela makes for an unconventional holiday. Amidst its concrete jungles and bustling city life, Rourkela houses a number of destinations that are worth a visit. One of the most popular destinations is Vedvyas, which is the confluence of the rivers Koel, Sankha and Sarasvati. An air of serenity hangs in the air that makes Vedvyas a humbling spiritual experience. In contrast to the calm waters of Vedvyas, the gushing Khandadhar waterfall is a thrilling sight to see. Rushing from the nook and corners of the rocks above, Khandadhar is indeed beautiful. Another famous spots here is the Hanuman Vatika, which along with its beautiful gardens also houses an enormous 75 feet tall statue of Hanuman. Rourkela can be reached via buses as well as trains, and is well connected to most parts of the country.

Trips and Itineraries for Rourkela

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Top Places To Visit in Rourkela 19 Spots

PitaMahal Dam, Odisha 770031
Besides, there is a couple of other dams like Pitamahal dam and Ghoghor dam.We enjoyed our stay in the quaint town of Rourkela. Though known as the industrial capital of Odisha, the city is exceptionally clean and well-maintained. The hills and rivers have added flavour to its beauty.
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Sector 6, Rourkela, Odisha 769002, India
Biju Patnaik Hockey Stadium: The legendary hockey players Dilip Tirkey and Lazarus Barla have started their career from this stadium. The stadium has all the modern equipment and Rourkela has produced many talented hockey players.
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Hotels and Homestays in Rourkela   14 Hotels

Weekend Getaways from Rourkela  

Best time to visit - January,February,October,November,December
Named after Tribhuvan Eshwar or the 'lord of the three worlds' is the capital of Odisha, Bhubaneswar. It is set on the Mahanadi Delta but is not restricted to only coastal areas. Caves, hills, zoological parks, museums, art galleries, temples, amusement parks – you'll find all this and more at Bhubaneswar. The 180 ft tall, majestic Lingaraja Temple is the most popular in the locality. It is a sculptural feat featuring gods, goddesses, kings, queens, hunters and musicians. Lord Harihara, a union of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu is the presiding deity. The Mukteshwar Temple is smaller in comparison to others, but is famed for its beautiful ceiling of an eight petalled lotus and a glorious archway. The other prominent temples are Brahmeswar and Rajarani. The captivating natural beauty of the Udayagiri and Khandagiri caves will compel you to lose yourself in historical wonder. However, be prepared to deal with numerous langoors jumping all over the place. The dense and tranquil forests of Nandankanan will welcome you on your way to its national park. Apart from the wildlife and the white tiger safaris, you can also spend some quiet time in the gardens and indulge in an exciting ride on the ropeway. Another wonderful site to visit is the Dhauligiri Shanti Stupa. Situated on Dhauli hills, it is a well-maintained edifice where you can visit for beautiful views and solitude. If you want to be enlightened about the tribes of Orissa make sure you visit the tribal villages, markets and the Museum of Tribal Arts & Artifacts. Among places to stay, the Mayfair Lagoon or Trident are great options, but there are also other hotels that are light on the pocket.


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