Situated 340 km away from the state capital Bhubaneshwar, Rourkela is popularly known as the Steel City of Odisha. Rourkela rose into prominence when India’s first public sector steel plant was set up here in 1955. Situated in the rich mineral belt of Odisha, famous for its abundant iron ore deposits, Rourkela also serves as a convenient base to visit the district of Sundargarh. The Vaishno Devi temple and VedaVyas temples here are among the few of the tourist attractions here.
BEST PLACES TO STAY IN ROURKELA
Orissa tourism recommends several hotels and lodges to stay in Rourkela. Some of them are Hotel Apsara, Hotel Mayfair, Hotel Radhika and Rourkela House.
BEST PLACES TO EAT IN ROURKELA
Madhuban restaurant in Sector 4 is one of the better-known places to sample the simple yet delicious Odisha cuisine.
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BEST TIME TO VISIT ROURKELA
The average minimum and maximum temperature of Rourkela is as given below. The best time to visit Rourkela is also specified.