Rourkela, surrounded by a range of hills and encircled by rivers, is a large industrial town with the richest deposit of mineral wealth in Orissa. It came into prominence in 1955, with the establishment of the first of the three public sector steel plants in India.
Rail: Rourkela has direct trains from New Delhi, Calcutta, Bombay, Chennai, Bokaro, Tata, Ahmedabad, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Sambalpur and Puri.
Road: Rourkela is 470-km from Bhubaneswar and 192-km from Sambalpur by road.
Best time to visit
October To March