Rourkela, famous as ‘The Steel City’, is located in the middle of scenic hills in the Indian state of Orissa. This beautiful city is covered by many lakes and has gained an eminence after the establishment of the first three steel plants of the country in the year 1955. This amazing industrial town derives its name from the blend of two words “Rour” meaning our and “Kela” which means village.
Here in the city, you can visit the Hanuman Vatika garden which has a 75 feet high idol of Hanumana. This garden also houses a variety of temples. You can also find a number of parks in the city. Some of the famous parks located in the city include the Indira Gandhi Park, Nehru Traffic Park, Jubilee Park & Mrig Vihar and the Green Park. The city is also famous as the birth place of Ved Vyas who was the writer of the holy epic Mahabharata. It is located on the convergence of three rivers; the sight of the three diverse shades of water from here is splendid.
A vedic ashram and a gurukul system school has been initially set up here to observe the birth of the sage. It is a large industrial town which is surrounded by a variety of hills and is bordered by rivers. The township has a gorgeous park, a small zoo, a lake, aquarium, deer park and an extremely famous industrial museum. The Asia's tallest Human statue which is almost 22 meters high stands here at Hanuman Vatika. People, who want to know more about the city, can see the travel guide to Rourkela.