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1. Khandadhar Waterfall

Khandadhar Waterfall
Must visit 3.3 /5

62 km
from city center
1 out of 9
places to visit in Rourkela

15km from NH215 near Lahunipara is this beautiful surprise of nature. Falling from steep mountain flat on the surface, it emerges like the edge of the sword and hence is named so.

2. Darjing and Deoghar

Darjing and Deoghar
3.0 /5

47 km
from city center
2 out of 9
places to visit in Rourkela

By the NH23 towards Rajamunda, on the banks of Brahmani is this beautiful picnic spot, Darjing. It is a small village some 45 km away from Rourkela, it is a popular tourist spot for its soothing landscape.

3. Vedvyas

3.5 /5

7 km
from city center
3 out of 9
places to visit in Rourkela

Vedvyas earlier known as Parasara Munda.

4. Ghogar

3.0 /5

21 km
from city center
4 out of 9
places to visit in Rourkela

27km away from Rourkela, Ghogar is a gorge on the river Ib, it is extended over 5km and is a treat to the eyes. There is also a naturally formed Shivalinga, made of black granite, this Shiva linga is extensively preached by the followers.

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5. Ambagan Market

Ambagan Market
3.0 /5

1 km
from city center
5 out of 9
places to visit in Rourkela

Also known as the Ispat market, it is one of the oldest markets in Rourkela. Since it is centrally located, it receives huge amount of crowd on all days apart from Monday when it is closed. It is centrally located and hence is most accessible to people.

6. Biju Patnaik Hockey Stadium

Biju Patnaik Hockey Stadium
3.0 /5

2 km
from city center
6 out of 9
places to visit in Rourkela

Established and maintained by SAIL, this stadium has been holding several friendly matches and tournaments throughout the year. Constructed for nurturing the young talent in Hockey, the maintenance and growth of this stadium is closely followed by the Higher officials of SAIL.

7. Super Market

Super Market
3.0 /5

4 km
from city center
7 out of 9
places to visit in Rourkela

Inaugurated in 1976 by the then CM of Odisha, this is another popular market of the town with some exclusive stores of popular brand. It also has the only other computerized ticket booking system other than the railway station in the town.

8. VIP market

VIP market
3.0 /5

2 km
from city center
8 out of 9
places to visit in Rourkela

The oldest of its kind, It is a small clutter of 36 shops arranged closed to each other opened in residential complex where trades have their homes on the first floor.

9. Hanuman Vatika

Hanuman Vatika

5 km
from city center
9 out of 9
places to visit in Rourkela

Situated in Rourkela in Odisha, Hanuman Vatika is a garden dedicated to the Hindu God Hanuman. It boasts of housing Asia's tallest Hanuman statue which is 75 feet tall. Besides, the garden also has several temples in the premises enshrined by Vaishnodevi, Sarala, Dwadash Linga, Siva, Santoshi Maa, Maa Laxmi etc.

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Can you suggest an itinerary for Rourkela?

Day 1- Arrive in Rourkela, and start your sojourn by visiting one of the city’s most important tourist destinations - the Vedvyas temple. Named after the Mahabharat mythology, the temple lends great religious significance to the city. The Vedvyas temple hosts a famous religious fair in the month of February, which is a hugely enjoyable affair. Follow this up with a  visit to the Hanuman Vatika, famous for its 75 feet tall Hanuman idol, often referred to as the pride of Odisha.

Day 2- Leave early in the morning, and visit the idyllic Khandadhar Falls, located on the outskirts of the town. Also visit Deogarh, a small local village which has many popular picnic spots and is famous for its natural landscapes. Be sure to try out delicacies from the Odisha cuisine during your stay in Rourkela.

How can I commute within Rourkela?

To commute within the city autos and buses are the two most popular mediums of transport. Autos are cheap and easily available. Taxis and rental cabs are also convenient modes of transport. However, app-based services such as Ola, Uber or Meru cabs are not yet available in Rourkela.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Rourkela?

The top sightseeing places in Rourkela are Khandadhar Waterfall, Darjing and Deoghar, Vedvyas, Ghogar, Ambagan Market, Biju Patnaik Hockey Stadium.

What are the top shopping places in Rourkela?

The top shopping places in Rourkela are Ambagan Market, Super Market, VIP market.
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