Rourkela – Steel City of ODISHA, Eastern State of India.
Area : 9 0 Sq.Km,
Altitude : 218m above sea level,
Climate : Pleasant
Languages spoken : English, Hindi & Odia
Well connected by Air, R ail & Road with a ll cities in India.
Rourkela City – Towards the north of Sambalpur, 192 km, is a tribal heartland, the Sundargarh district and its undulating hills enriched with the deposits of valuable minerals. It remained virtually untouched of civilization till the time of setting up of the first public sector steel plant at Rourkela in 1955. Comprising of two former princely states of Gangpur and Bonai, the Sundergarh district enables one to have a glimpse of
traditional tribal culture amidst the excitement of a modern settlement.
Rourkela is a large industrial town surrounded by a range of hills and encircled by rivers. The township has a beautiful park, a small zoo, a lake, aquarium, deer park and esteemed Universities like NIT, BPUT, IGH, HI TECH Medical College and our national pride The Rourkela Steel Plant & an industrial museum. The Asia’s highest Human statue, about 22 m high stands within a temple complex at Hanuman Vatika. On the outskirts of Rourkela is a picturesque pilgrimage spot, i.e Brahmani River which is the confluence of two rivers. About 28 km is the dam at Mandira offering boating facilities and one other at Pitamahal, 16 km away. There are a number of middle end and budget hotels and the basic infrastructure is reasonably good. The railway station at Rourkela is very close, just 1 km walk for the main Bisra Road. Most of the hotels are just 5-10 min from the railway station.
Sites to Visit
- 75.6 foot height hanuman statue.
- Hanuman Vatika, VedVyas Temple, Vaisnodevi Mandir on Hills,Hill top
- Koel R iver, IG Park(Main attraction is umsical Fountain, D eer Park, JubileeP ark.
- Darjeeng(40 Kms from RKL), Blue stone(80 kms), Jaraikela , Mandira Dam(Good Picnic spot) , Pitamahal Dam (20 kms)
- Witness Steel Making at the iconic Rourkela Steel Plant