Rourkela

Rourkela is a planned city located in the northern part of Odisha, India. It is the third largest Urban Agglomeration in Odisha. An industrialized city, with one of the most developed townships in the country, Rourkela 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.

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Ambagan Market, Rourkela
Within Rourkela city limits
History

Located at Sector 19 or the city Rourkela, the Ambagan Market is 2. 5 Km from the center and can be reached in under 10 minutes via Ring Road. Considered as a market hub of the township, the place is often swamped with people both buying and selling goods.

Ambagan Market or Ispat Market in Sector 19 is probably one of the oldest market sectors in the city, the location of the market also serves it in being one of the busiest. Located right adjacent to the Sector 19 and Sector 5, the Ambagan Market has numerous shops and stalls with people selling all kinds of things, from fruits to...

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Badaghagra Falls
176 kms from Rourkela city limits
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Badaghagra Falls is one the major tourist attractions, located in the Mayurbhanj District of Rourkela. Badaghagra is a virgin, unexplored fall in Keonjhar mountain range. It is in Keonjhar district, nearly 176 kms from Rourkela on highway number 49.

Whilst travelling towards the falls, visitors will pass through many scenic and mind-blowing spot in Bonai forest range and Kanjipani ghat range. On riding down the range on NH49, visitors will arrive at foot of Keonjhar hill range. Just at the foot of the hill on left side you will find Sanghagra water park with water activity. It is d...

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Barehipani Falls
331 kms from Rourkela city limits
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Barehipani Falls is located at a distance of 331 kms from Rourkela. Situated within the Similpal National Park, one will get chance to visit these big waterfall. Barehipani waterfalls in Odisha are very violent in nature during the monsoons which is evident from the lack of vegetation around the falls.

Barehipani Falls is India's 2nd highest and Odisha's highest waterfall. The height of the waterfall is 1309 ft just 55 mt less than Kunchikal Falls which is the highest waterfall of India. The falls originate from the river Budhabalanga. The water gushes out from a cliff. The entire ...

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Deer Park, Rourkela
Within Rourkela city limits

Rourkela is the city of various parks where families can have a gala time with their little ones enjoying to the core. One among these many parks is the Deer Park. Located at a distance of about 2. 6 km from the main city of Rourkela, this park is a must visit spot for all tourists.

Deer Park is a recreation center in Rourkela. In the center of lavish green greenery enclosures is the Deer Park. The recreation center was built up in the year 1987 on the Silver Jubilee festivity of Rourkela Steel Plant. The recreation center houses a melodic wellspring and for the youngsters. Ther...

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Doll Museum, Rourkela
Within Rourkela city limits
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One among the many tourist attractions in Rourkela us the Indira Gandhi Park, which comprises of the famous Doll Museum. Located at a distance of about 2 km from the main city, these tourist attractions are not to be missed.

The Indira Gandhi Park is the largest park is Orissa and located about 2 km from the city center. The park is a major attraction for the tourists and spread over an area of 42 acres of land. The park has been kept well maintained and has beautiful gardens and grass pastures. The park houses a mini zoo, aquarium, doll museum and a lake. The Dolls Museum is...

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Ghogar Dham
30 kms from Rourkela city limits
Architecture

The famous Ghogar Dham of Lord Shiva as the presiding deity is a very important and pious temple in the state of Odisha. Located at a distance of 30 Kms from the town of Rourkela, Ghogar Dham can be reached in under an hour via the Sambalpur-Rourkela Highway.

Ghogar Dham or Ghogareswar Shiva Temple is a typical built temple with two small pillars above the ground floored sanctum and one main linga shaped pillar above the main entrance. Right outside the temple building in the open premises is the queue shaped iron bars placed to avoid the crowd from making a rabble. Inside the main...

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Hanuman Vatika, Rourkela
Within Rourkela city limits
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Hanuman Vatika is situated adjacent to Rourkela General Hospital, beside the Rourkela Ring Road, in the state of Odisha. The place is well connected via all means of transports. Rourkela railway station is the nearest railway station, being 4. 1 km away and the driving time is 10 minutes.

Hanuman Vatika literally means the garden belonging to Hanuman. This garden houses the Asia's tallest statue of Hanuman which was built by Sri Lakshman Swami of Hyderabad. The height of the Hanuman statue is 75 feet and 9 inches. The garden has a sprawling campus area of 13 acres. Inside the premi...

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The Indira Gandhi Park is located at about 2 km from the city centre in sector 4 on the Main Ring Road, in the state of Orissa. The place is well connected via all means of transport.

The Indira Gandhi Park is the largest park in Orissa sprawling over a region of 42 sections of land. The park has been kept in a well maintained and good condition. It is adorned with beautiful gardens and grass pastures. The garden in the Indira Gandhi Park includes diverse assortments of streaming plant, rose garden, Japanese garden and a wellspring. The scaled down zoo in the recreation centre is t...

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Ispat Nehru Park(Green Park), Rourkela
9.5 kms from Rourkela city limits
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Ispat Nehru Park, also known as Ispat Fruit Park or as Green Park, is situated in Sector 19, Near Ispat General Hospital, In front of SBI Bank, Rourkela, in the state of Odisha. Bondamunda railway station is situated at a distance of 9. 5 kms and the driving time is 22 minutes. Autos and cabs are easily available to reach the park from anywhere in the city.

Ispat Nehru Park is situated at 2 km away from The Rourkela city centre and was opened to public in 1985. The park has been maintained by the SAIL, Rourkela and is well protected with boundary walls. The park has lush green lawn...

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Khandhadhar Falls
104 kms from Rourkela city limits

Khandadhar Falls, located in the Sundergarh district of Orissa, about 104 kms away from the city of Rourkela, is a perennial horse tail type waterfall.

The Korapani Nala, a small stream, plunges from a height of 244 metres (801 ft) in a single drop. There is an interesting legend amongst the Pauri Bhuiya tribals who inhabit the area around Khandadhar. October to March are the best months to visit Rourkela. While for most part of the year, Rourkela experiences hot and humid climate, the weather is most suitable for tourism visits from October to March. Some tourists specifically ...

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Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Rourkela
16.5 kms from Rourkela city limits
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Situated in Sector-14 hill top, located at a distance of about 16. 5 kms from the main city of Rourkela, Lakshmi Narayan Mandir is a prominent Hindu temple near the city.

Constructed on a small hill, Laxmi Narayan Temple is one of the main tourist attractions of the city. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu deities, Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi. The atmosphere on top of the hill is one of peace and tranquility. The temple holds significance among the Hindu pilgrims, who visit in large numbers. Apart from the beauty of the temple complex, the surrounding atmosphere also has an ...

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Mandira Dam
33 kms from Rourkela city limits
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Among the various tourist attractions in the city of Rourkela, Orissa is the Mandira Dam. Constructed somewhere around 1957, this dam is located at a distance of about 33 kms from the main city.

Mandira dam has been constructed by Hirakud Project Authority during 1957 – 1959 across river Sankh, a tributary of the Brahmani river. The earth dam is a zoned embankment of 426. 72 m length with gate-controlled spillway on right saddle. Maximum height of earth dam is 35. 38 m from the deepest foundation level. The dam is exclusively meant for the purpose of storing water for supply t...

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Miriglotah Falls
114 kms from Rourkela city limits
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Settled at a distance of about 114 kms from Rourkela, Miriglotah Falls finds its place in the Sundargarh district of the state.

No less than a hill station, Miriglotah Falls is a 'Hidden Gem' since most people are not aware of this place. Miriglotah Falls descends from a height of 30m in various steps. The Miriglotah Falls is just beside the Kalta Iron Mines. The whole bed of waterfall is full of iron ore stones.

The best time to visit Miriglotah Falls is during the months from August to November. There are specific entry timings whilst visiting Miriglotah Waterfalls. ...

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NAC Market, Rourkela
Within Rourkela city limits

The NAC Market in the city of Rourkela, located at a distance of about 5. 1 km from the main city, is a prominent market in the city.

Established in the year 1983, NAC market in Koel Nagar consists of more than 100 types of shops for the various needs of isitors. NAC market is also occupied with a vegetable market with several small shopsThe NAC Market is open all throughout the week, with timings 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM, with absolutely no entry fee. ...

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Pitamahal Dam, Rourkela
25 kms from Rourkela city limits
WaterNature

Pitamahal Dam is situated on river Brahmani, near Balanda village of Kuarmunda Tehsil in Sundargarh District, Rourkela, in the state of Odisha. Bondamunda railway station is situated at a distance of 25 kms and the driving time is 55 minutes. There is no public transport available to this spot, so one has to drive his own car or a cab can be hired from Rourkela.

The Pitamahal Dam was constructed in 1978 across river Pitamahal, a stream of river Sankha which meet river Koel upstream of Panposh to form river Brahmani. The total length of the dam which includes the spillway and the no...

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Ushakothi Badrama Sanctuary
22 kms from Rourkela city limits
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The Ushakothi Badrama Sanctuary is situated at a distance of about 22 kms from Sambalpur.

Bordered between the Wardha River and the Penganga Rivers, the Ushakothi Badrama Sanctuary was established in 1962 over a forest area of about 304. 03 square km. The small town of Ushakothi that lies in close proximity has given its name to this sanctuary. To the west of the Sanctuary lies Hirakud Dam. Principally dry deciduous forest type, floral species like Sal, Sandalwood, Arjun, Neem, Acacia, Casuarinas are of frequent occurrence. The fauna includes, amongst others, tigers, elephants, samba...

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Vaishno Devi Mandir, Rourkela
6.1 kms from Rourkela city limits
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The Vaishno Devi Mandir, located at a distance of about 6. 1 kms from the main city of Rourkela, is sacred temple for Hindus.

The Vaishno Devi Mandir was made in the year 2000, when the images of Maa Kali, Maa Lakshmi and Maa Saraswati were found on the hill. The shrine is on a small hill, which is nestled between thick green forests and picturesque surroundings. It is the replica of the Original Temple of Vaishnodevi of Jammu (Trikuta Hills) and is situated on the top of the Durgapur Hill facing towards Rourkela Steel Plant. As like as Jammu, Vaishnodevi Temple here also Bhaira...

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Vedavyas Temple is situated in the hustling city of Rourkela, in the state of Odisha. The place is well connected via all means of transports. Bondamunda railway station is situated at a distance of 17 kms and the driving time is 37 minutes.

Vedvyas is an old Shiva Temple nested in the outskirts of Rourkela which has a shiv lingam, said to be built of a precious and expensive black stone. It is said to be the place where Mahabharat was dictated by Vedvyas and was written by Lord Ganesha. The temple is situated near the confluence of three rivers Shankh, Koel and Saraswati to form R...

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