Towards the northern reaches of the state of Odisha stands the bustling township of Rourkela. It is surrounded by hills and rivers. This important industrial centre is also known as the “Steel city” because it houses one of the biggest steel plants in India. Besides being a vital hub of industry, Rourkela is also home to a vibrant contemporary urban culture with the presence of food courts, cinema halls and recreational parks like IG Park and Jubilee Park. Other tourist attractions of Rourkela and places to visit include the lovely Khandadhar Falls and the verdant gardens and temples of Hanuman Vatika.