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Situated amidst dense forests surrounded by a beautiful range of hills and encircled by rivers flowing through red soils, Rourkela is aptly labelled as the fourteenth most clean and green city of India. It is situated about 340 kilometres north of state capital Bhubaneswar.  Red and laterite soils are found here which are quite rich in minerals and iron ore. Historical monuments and forts, archaeological excavations with ancient caves complete with the sylvan backdrop and clear blue waters make this steel city stand out among the rest. This commercial and industrial capital of Orissa has not just earned repute internationally for its iron and steel trades but also managed to fetch revenue for the country.

Rourkela is also considered a ‘Tirtha’, a place of religious sanctity. Asia's highest Hanuman statue, about 22 m 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, Sankha and Koel with hidden river Saraswati creates Brahmani here. It is a mythological belief that the great epic “The Mahabharat” was written by Maharshi Vyash at this place. The said name of the river Brahmani is perhaps due to the birthplace of Maharshi Vedavyash.

The city is also popularly known as Ispat Nagar or the Steel City of Odisha as it has one of the largest steel plants of the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) known as Rourkela Steel Plant. The name Rourkela has originated from the local tribal language of Sadri which means "Our Village"

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my rourkela is awasome
Nov 09 2017
simply awasome,i love rourkela because my rourkela is the awasome place iam living at banglore but imiss ed my rourkela every time.
Susmita Sarkar
Susmita Sarkar
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Jun 02 2017
It's my hometown, so I miss often that place. People are friendly and helpful, neat and clean place with flora and fauna. Miss u Rourkela.

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