Hanuman Vatika, located around 7kms from the city center, is a beautiful garden temple devoted to Hanuman, the monkey devotee of Lord Rama. Sprawl over an area of 13 acres of land, Hanuman Vatika contains a 75-feet tall highly impressive standing statue of Hanuman, constructed by Sri. Laxman Swami of Hyderabad. Set up by Hanuman Vatika Trust, the vatika houses a beautiful temple complex with several shrines of Bata Mangala Mandira, Binayaka Mandira, Santoshi Ma Mandira, Bruhat Sivalinga Mandira, Ram Daravar, Hanumanji Mandira, Ma Laxmi Mandira, Jagannath Mandira and Manas Parayana Sharala. Due to the presence of these shrines, this calm tourist destination is more popular among the locals as a place of pilgrimage.
Besides the temple complex, there is a large kalyan mandap in Hanuman Vatika premises which is used for functions such as marriage, birthday parties, Bratostaba, Ekoishia etc.
Location & How to reach: It is situated adjacent to Rourkela General Hospital (RGH) on by pass road leading to Panposh Chowk (off the Ring Road). One can go to this place by local auto from Rourkela Bus Stand or through short route bus those are running through this rout i.e. on by pass road. One can also go by local town bus services to STI chowk and go to this place by walking a distance of 300 meters.