Rourkela is one of the well-known tourist destinations, situated in the north-western region of Orissa. It is one of the leading industrial towns, located in the district of Sundargarh. This town is famous for its different sightseeing attractions like parks, sanctuaries, temples, dams and waterfalls, to name a few. Out of these, Indira Gandhi Park is a major attraction, which features a variety of flowers, grass meadow, a mini zoo and doll museum.
Ushakothi is a famous sanctuary which is known for its rich flora and fauna. Tourists visiting this sanctuary can spot animals like panthers, tigers, chital, sloth bears and flora like neem, arjun and sandalwood.
Rourkela is also popular for temples like Vaishno Devi Temple and Laxmi Narayan Mandir. The Vaishno Devi Temple has beautiful statues of Maa Kali, Maa Lakshmi and Maa Saraswati. This temple is a replica of the Vaishno Devi Temple located in Jammu.
Duduma Falls, also known as Matsya Tirtha, is a famous waterfall of the region. The Harishankar Falls attracts a number of pilgrims as it also houses the Harishankar Temple, which is dedicated to God Hari and Shankar. Other popular sightseeing attractions in this destination are Jubilee Pak, Bisra, Hanuman Vatika, Vedavyas and Darjeeng.