Maa Balakumari Temple, Koligam, Chikiti, Ganjam

Balakumari temple is situated on the top of the Kerandimala mountain, and it is 9 km from Chikiti and 37 km distance from Brahmapur in the District of Ganjam. Maa Balakumari is presiding in this temple. Devotees believe that the mother fulfils all their desires. It is a famous temple in the Ganjam district. Devotees have to climb 1240 steps to reach the top of the temple. All the stairs are covered for the convenience of the devotees and tourists. Balakumari Hill station is awesome for picnics. 

Durga Puja, Navratri and every Sankrant are mani festivals in this temple, and thousands of devotees from the city of Berhampur and its environs gather to witness the festival. There is a Shiva temple and a big Shiva Linga located at the foothills of the Balakumari Mandir. Maa Balakumari temple is one of the best tourist places in Ganjam, Odisha.