A place with natural settings, Rourkela has come into prominence with the establishment of the first of the three public sector steel plants set up in India in 1955. Situated in the minerally rich belt of Odishsa, Rourkela marked a new era in the Steel Industry of India being the only steel plant devoted primarily to the production of flat products and sheets. The Hanuman Vatika in the Civil township with Asia's tallest Hanuman Statute 74.9 feet and the Biju Patnaik Music Fountain at I.G. Park are the other added attraction of this town. Rourkela serves as the most convenient base for visiting the places of interest in the district of Sundergarh. Best season :
Round the year..
A place with natural settings, Rourkela has come into prominence with the establishment of the first of the three public sector steel plants set up in India in 1955. Situated in the minerally rich belt of Odisha, Rourkela marked a new era in the Steel Industry of India being the only steel plant devoted primarily to the production of flat products and sheets. The Hanuman Vatika in the Civil township with Asia's tallest Hanuman Statute 74.9 feet and the Biju Patnaik Music Fountain at I.G. Park are the other added attraction of this town. Rourkela serves as the most convenient base for visiting the places of interest in the district of Sundergarh. Best season :
Round the year..
|By Air - Nearest Airport is Bhubaneswar 514 kms, Raipur 465 kms. And Ranchi 250 kms. |
|By Rail - There is a Railway Station at Rourkela. |
|By Road - Connected with all important towns in the State by all weather good motorable roads; there are regular inter-state and intra-state bus services to and from Rourkela. |
|Internal Transport - Taxies, Auto Rickshaws and Cycle Rickshaws. |
||Cuisines and Restaurants -|
|Check out for ethnic Odia delicacies as well as other Indian, Continental and Chinese food at the multi-cuisine restaurants and hotels of Rourkela.|
|Fairs and Festivals|
|Vedavyas Sangeet Nrutya Utsav|
It is a special event of dance and music for showcasing the cultural heritage of the land in a huge open auditorium at Rourkela for entertainment of the visitors from 1st - 5th November every year.
|Ambagan Market and the Rourkela City Market are ideal shoping centers where Odishan Handicrafts and other modern decorative as well as utilitarian articles are available.which include carved statues of soap stone, colourful clay and wooden toys, straw mats, ornaments of shell, highly polished birds of horn, hand bags, filigree jewellery, handloom textiles and lustrous silks etc |
Nayagarh, the district headquarters town of the district is located on the Khurda-Aska line is the convenient base for visiting the various places of interest in the district of Nayagarh having all starts of tourist facilities. The Temples of Jagannath, Jharadei, Mangala and Dakhina Kali are worth seen.
||Where to Stay at Rourkela (STD code-0661) -|
Name & Address
Name & Address
|Panthanivas, OTDC, Sector-5, Rourkela-769005, Ph.- 2643280/2646568
||Hotel May Fair Garden, Panposh , Rourkela-4, Ph.2520001to 2520007, Fax-2505956, E.Mail:rourkela@Mayfair hotels.com, Mayfairrourkela @ hotmail.com |
|Hotel Radhika, Bisra Road, Rourkela Ph. 2510433/2510793 Fax-2510300/2510392, Gram-comfort
||Hotel Deepti, Ring Road, Rourkela-1, Ph.2600247/ 6990328, Fax-2600143, Gram-Hotel Deepti|
Rourkela House, SAIL, RSP, Sector-19, Rourkela-5, Ph.2640627, FAX-2510085
|Hotel Sukha Sagar, M.S.Marg, Rourkela-1, Ph. 2508917/2508917, FAX-2511045|
|Hotel Brindaban, Bisra Road, Rourkela-1, Ph.2508920/2508921, FAX-2509291
||Hotel Shyam, Bisra Road, Rourkela-1, Ph.2510367/ 2510337, FAX-2509291|
|Annex Guest House, SAIL, RSP, Sector-20, Rourkela-5, Ph.2646229/2640627, Fax.2510085
||Hotel Dingodina, Daily Market, Rourkela-1, Ph.- 2510363|
|Hotel Anurag, Gurudwar Road, Rourkela-769001, Ph.- 2510149/ 2510521
||Hotel TriDev International, Panposh, Rourkela-4, Ph.2664416/ 2664516, Fax.2664605|
|Hotel Apsara, Station Square, Rourkela-1, Ph.- 2510286
||Hotel Paresh, Main Road, Rourkela-1, Ph.- 2523306|
|Hotel Chandralok, Bisra Road, Rourkela-1, Ph.- 2522977/ 2510286
||Hotel Plaza, Station square, Rourkela-1, Ph.- 2523319|
|Hotel Solan(Old), Station Square, Rourkela-1, Ph.- 2500600/2510404
||Hotel Solan (New), Station Square, Rourkela-1, Ph.- 2522351/ 2511351|
|Hotel Solace, Panposh Road, Rourkela-4, Ph.- 2502441/ 2514196
||Hotel Delux, Main Road, Rourkela, Ph.- 2510351|
|Hotel Aastha, Station Square, Ph-2522667
||Hotel Ajanta, Bisra Road, Rourkela-1, Ph.- 2522843|
|Hotel Paradise, Old Station Road, Rourkela, Ph.- 2510718
||Hotel Maharaja, Gandhi Road, Rourkela, Ph.- 2522558|
|Bharat Rest House, Gandhi Road, Rourkela-1, Ph.- 2510398
||Hotel Dolphin, Main Road, Rourkela, Ph.- 2522156|
|Hotel Sushil, Main Road, Rourkela -1, Ph.- 2510992
||Hotel Surya, G.T.Lane,Rourkela, Ph. 2501318|
|Pooja Lodge, Uditnagar, Rourkela-12, Ph.- 2512962
||Swastik Lodge, Station Square, Rourkela-1, Ph.- 2510689|
|Hotel Basera, Amar Bhawan Lane, Bisra Road, Rourkela-1, Ph.- 2511435/ 2514359
||Hotel Zam Zam, Nallah Road, Rourkela-1, Ph- 2509297|
|Nanda Lodge, Nanda Bhawan, Rourkela-1, Ph.- 2505286
||Hotel Sartaj, Main Road, Rourkela-1, Ph.- 2501725|
|Amba Hotel, Amba Street, Bisra Road, Rourkela-1, Ph.- 2511077
||Hotel Krishna, Power House Road, Rourkela -1, Ph.- 2506809/2500404|
|Hotel Vikramaditya, Civil Township, Rourkela-4, Ph.- 2401082
||Vedvyas Lodge, First Floor, Bus Terminal, Rourkela-1, Ph.- 2509006/ 3099222|
|Maa Tarini Ashirbad (P) ltd, Gandhi Road, Rourkela-1, Ph.- 2502323/2509596
||Hotel Draupadi, G.T.Lane, Rourkela-1, Ph.- 2503534|
|Hotel Satyam, Main Road, Rourkela-1, Ph.- 2504321
||Amar Bhawan, Near Station Road, Rourkela-1. Ph.- 2510936/2511164|
|Haryana Bhawan, Main Road,Rourkela-1, Ph.- 2522759
|Tourist can enjoy the steel city by visiting Steel Plant with the Fertiliser Complex, Indira Gandhi Park with a Zoo and a Lake,Hanuman Vatika, Vaishnava Devi Temple, Sector 2 Jagannath Temple,Civil Township Tarini Temple. |
|* Distances from Rourkela |
|Vedavyas (9 km)* -|
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Sankha and Koel, Vedavyas is not only a place of natural beauty but also considered a `Tirtha`, a place of religious sanctity. A Vedic Ashram and a school on the lines of Gurukula Ashram are the added attractions of the place.
|Junagarh (173 km)* -|
A fort of historical and archaeological importance with some ancient caves having marks of tantra worship. It is 4 kms from Hemagiri and 15 kms from Kanika. Bus Services are available up to Hemagiri.
|Ushakothi (154 km)* -|
47 km from Sundergarh, the rock-cut caves contain some pictographic writings which are yet to be deciphered.
|Mandira Dam (32 km)* -|
Known for the Dam across the river Sankha, constructed for supply of water to Rourkela and other places in the vicinity, it presents a picturesque sight, ideal for holidaying. Boating facility is available in the lake on prior arrangements with the Dam authorities. Permission to enter the Dam site has to be obtained from the Officer-in-Charge at the main entrance.
|Khandadhar (104 km)* -|
244 metres in height, the waterfall at Khandadhar is said to be the loveliest waterfall in Odisha. 104 km from Rourkela, it is a nice picnic spot.
|Darjeeng (58 km)* -|
On NH-23, it is a beautiful place on the river Brahmani, ideal for picnickers.
|Ghogar (27 km)* -|
A gorge on the river Ib, extending over 5 km, it is popular as a picnic spot. A naturally formed Siva Lingam of black granite duly worshipped by the local people is an additional attraction.
|Chhatri Hill -–(90 kms)Presently known as Mahabir Pahada, the unique feature of this hill is that it is a monolithic one, totally barren of trees, bushes and pebbles. Some caves and some ancient paleographic marks are also found on the hill. Bus services available up to Bargaon (10 kms on Rourkela-Sundargarh Road). Jeeps and Trekkers are available at Bargaon to reach this spot. |
|Deodaraha (56 km)* -Surrounded by big mountains, Deodaraha is a place of scenic beauty. The cool atmosphere of the spot attracts picnickers in large number. On S.H - 23 the place is connected by bus services. |
|Sundergarh -– (100 kms)Sundergarh is the district headquarters town of the district. It was the ex-capital of Gangpur Estate. The temples Lord Jagannath, Vishnu and Samalai are worth seing. It can be also made as base for some of the places of interest like Junagarh, Ushakothi and Chhatri hill. |