Top 10 Things to do in Rourkela, Odisha

Rourkela  pronunciation (help·info) is a planned city located in the northern part of Odisha. It is the third largest city in Odisha. It is situated about 340 kilometres (211 mi) north of state capital Bhubaneswar and is surrounded by a range of hills and encircled by rivers. 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. It also has one of the National Institutes of Technology (NIT Rourkela) of the country. The city has been selected as smart city in the third phase of smart city list on 20 September 2016. Among all the 27 city list Rourkela ranked 12th position on merit basis. Every year, on 3 March Rourkela Day is celebrated. Rourkela was declared India's Fastest Moving City (East Zone 2-10 Lakh).

1. Hanuman Vatika

Basanti Nagar | Nr. Rourkela General Hospital, Rourkela 769002, India Nature & Parks, Gardens
Excellent
55%
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4.5 based on 92 reviews

Hanuman Vatika

Reviewed By ramesh400 - Rourkela, IndiaRourkela, India

Peaceful place

Hanuman vatika is a good landmark of rourkela.so many temples inside the campus.well maintained.jagganath mahaprabhu temple and jai mata durga temple and big idol of lord hanuman are the main attraction.there are so many other temple also .people visiting

2. Vaishno Devi Temple

Durgapur Hill | Opp. Rourkela Steel Plant, Rourkela 769002, India Sights & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites
Excellent
75%
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4.5 based on 47 reviews

Vaishno Devi Temple

Reviewed By SasmitaG - Keonjhar, IndiaKeonjhar, India

Devi mata

Amazing top view ,hill top Vaishno Devi Temple is situated in rourkela opp to RSP.you have to climb upto 300 steps to reach there.you can see the whole rourkela after reaching there.But the street roads are not very wide to go there with four wheeler.othe

3. Khandadhar Falls

Rourkela 769002, India Nature & Parks, Waterfalls
Excellent
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Khandadhar Falls

Reviewed By Suhana_shirgrill - Bhubaneswar, IndiaBhubaneswar, India

Excellnt view

There is a small river side which is mostly used for picnic.There is No Entry Fees and there are lots of parking Space availableA beautiful Water Fall for spending time with friends or family with child. lots of space for sitting and lots of place for ful

4. Vedavyas Temple

| Vedvyas, Rourkela 769004, India Sights & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites
Excellent
50%
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35%
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7%
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7%
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4 based on 51 reviews

Vedavyas Temple

Reviewed By DasTraveller - Gurugram (Gurgaon), IndiaGurugram (Gurgaon), India

Serene Temple

The views that one gets from Vedvyas Temple is stunning as you can see two small rivulets meet. In the rainy season it is a treat to go there. The temple is steeped in history.

5. Mandira Dam

Rourkela 769002, India Nature & Parks, Dams
Excellent
52%
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4.5 based on 25 reviews

Mandira Dam

Reviewed By lokanath2626 - Cuttack, IndiaCuttack, India

Good dam to visit

Its a dam only you walk and enjoy. Vehicles not allowing and its a very peaceful area. Very beautiful scenery in it and small park in it too.

6. Pitamahal Dam

Pitamahal River, Rourkela, India Nature & Parks, Dams
Excellent
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4 based on 18 reviews

Pitamahal Dam

Reviewed By ASITKUMARB5

Fishing river dam

Beautiful Dam and Amazing river view. Great location for youngsters and for couples to spend their time over here. Visit and achieve lots of peaces. It's a picnic spot too.

7. Indira Gandhi Park

Sector-2, Rourkela 769002, India Nature & Parks
Excellent
30%
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4 based on 36 reviews

Reviewed By rambhab1

Beautiful, Well maintained

Indira Gandhi Park is a beautiful park located close to Orissa Secretariat and Orissa State Assembly. Spread across an area of more than 10 acres, this park is lively with lawns, gardens, fountains and several flowering plants, shrubs and trees. This park

8. Darjeeng Park

Darjeeng | Banks of River Bramhini, Rourkela 769002, India Nature & Parks
Excellent
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4 based on 7 reviews

Darjeeng Park

Reviewed By ChinmayHota - Bhubaneswar, IndiaBhubaneswar, India

A Very Popular Picnic Show

Darjeeng, the little known place that is easily confused with the world famous Darjeeling because of the similar name lies hidden in nature about 50 kilometers from the industrial city of Rourkela. Come December and Darjeeng wakes up from its hibernation

9. Laxmi Narayan Mandir

Sector-14 | Small Hillock, Rourkela 769002, India Sights & Landmarks, Monuments & Statues
Excellent
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Reviewed By matrix147 - Silchar, IndiaSilchar, India

serene

It is a calm and peaceful place located at the top of a small hillock in sector-14 near DPS school. View at the top is good.

10. Harishankar Falls

| Southern side of Gandhamardan hills, Rourkela 751016, India Nature & Parks, Waterfalls
Excellent
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Harishankar Falls

Reviewed By soumyakantp4

White sanctum junket

very soothing place above a set of hills. The view is awesome from the highland. take your own drinking water and preserve your energy to explore mountain terrain

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