Rourkela is a planned city and has one of the largest steel plants in India. The steel city of Odisha is also the India’s fastest moving city and also has been selected as smart city mission.
Vaishnodevi Temple of Rourkela is located on top of the Durgapur hills, facing Bhairabanath Temple. The temple is a replica of Vaishnodevi from Jammu and very popular place in Rourkela.
Vedvyas Temple is one of the top 5 tourist attractions of Rourkela, situated at the confluence of river sankha and koel – named after legendary Vyasa author of the Mahabharata.
Hanuman Vatika in Rourkela is home to tallest statue of Hanuman in Orissa. The 75 feet tall statue or Lord Hanuman is the major tourist attractions of Rourkela along with replica of 12 Jyotirlingas and Jagannath temple.
Indira Gandhi Park is a major attraction of Rourkela and also one of the largest park is Odisha. The park offers boating ride, aquarium house, lush green garden and a mini zoo for public.
Jubilee Park along with Mrig Vihar or Deer park are located to Sector 8 of Rourkela, developed for the public to visit and offers musical water fountain show during the evening.
Darjeeng is a popular picnic spot near Rourkela on the banks of Bramhini river and the place will leave you awestruck for its natural beauty.
Tarkera Dam on bramanhi river is another good place for picnic near Rourkela but the area is dangerous for bathing and prohibited zone.
Ghoghar Dham is famous for temple of Lord Shiva, located 25 km from the city of Rourkela and attracts large number of visitor every year specially during the month of Shravan.
Rani Sati Mandir is located at Birmitrapur, about 35 km away from Rourkela and home to the most popular temple of Rani Sati, called second Jhun-Jhun Dham of India.
Harishankar Falls and temple of Harishankar are famous spot near Rourkela, Khandadhar Falls and Badaghagra Falls are also two popular waterfall in the area and near by Rourkela.