Rourkela is a large industrial town surrounded by a range of hills and encircled by rivers. The township has a beautiful park, a small zoo, a lake, aquarium, deer park and an industrial museum. The Asia's highest statue of Hanuman, about 22km high stands within a temple complex at Hanuman Vatika.
On the outskirts of Rourkela is a picturesque pilgrimage spot on the confluence of two rivers. About 28 km is the dam at Mandira offering boating facilities and one other at Pitamahal, 16km away.
The railway station at Rourkela is very close, just 1 km walk from the main Bisra Road. It is directly connected to Puri, Kolkata and Mumbai. Buses connect the major. Buses connect the major destinations in the region. Bhubaneswar by road is 514 km and Sambalpur is 192 km.