Set in the lap of nature, Raurkela has come into prominence with
the establishment of the first of the three public sector steel
plants set up in India in 1955. Situated in the minerally rich belt
of Orissa, Raurkela marked a new era in the Steel Industry of India
being the only steel plant devoted primarily to the production of
flat products and sheets. Raurkela serves as the most convenient
base for visiting the places of interest in the district of Sundargarh.
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Sankha and Koel, Vedavyas
is not only a place of natural beauty but also considered a Tirtha,a
place of religious sanctity. A vedic Ashram and a school on the
lines of Gurukula Ashram are the added attractions of the place.
An ideal picnic spot, it is 5 km from Panposh.
A fort of historical and archaeological importance with some ancient
caves having marks of tantra worship. It is 4 km. from Hemagiri
and 15 km from Kanika.
Famous for a small Dam project and ideal for outing.
47 km from Sundargarh, the rock-cut caves contain some pictographic
writings which are yet to be deciphered.
Known for the Dam across the river Sankha, constructed for supply
of water to Raurkela and other places in the vicinity. It presents
a picturesque sight, ideal for holidaying and picnic. Boating facility
is available in the lake on prior arrangements with the Dam Authorities.
Permission to enter the Dam site is issued by the Officer-in-Charge
at the main entrance.
244 metres in height, the waterfall at Khandadhar is said to be
the loveliest waterfall in Orissa and it is nice picnic spot.
On N.H.No.23, it is a beautiful place on the river Brahmani, ideal
for picnickers. 2 km away, approachable on foot is Deodarha, a gorge
on the river.
A gorge on the river Ib, extending over 5 Km, it is popular as a
picnic spot. A naturally formed Siva Lingam of black granite worshipped
by the local people, is an additional attraction.
Best time to visit: October to
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