POPULAR TOURIST PLACE IN BALANGIR
WELCOME TO BALANGIR TOURISM
Balangir is 315 km away form Bhubaneswar via Nayagarh and Daspalla . It is the headquarters of the Balangir district. The entire district is full of hilly land, mountains and forest. Balangiri is historically famous because at the time of the independent movement Mounibaba a Naga Sadhu of Cuttack gave a bamboo stick to Mahatma Gandhi at Bombay by which the people of India. The stick is now Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat. Popular Balangir Tourist places are Harishankar temple, Pateneswari, Ranipur Jharial, Gaikhai MIP, Gandhamardhan, Bhima Dunguri, Sailashree palace,
The District covers an area of 6575 sq. Km. As per the 2011 census, the total population of the District is 16,48,574 with the total male population as 8,31,349 and the female population as 8,17,225. The Angul District has 3 sub divisions, 1783 Villages, 285 Gram Panchayats, 14 Tahasils and 14 Blocks, 2 Municipality, 3 N.A.C, 5 Assembly Constituency and 18 Police stations are there in the Balangir District. Harishankar temple and Ranipur Jharial are famous for Balangir
Harishankar temple is 81 km from Balangir. It is situated in the Patnagarh subdivision. it is also 220 km from Sambalpur. The statue of Harishankar is the combination of Lord Shiva and Vishnu which is from the shape of Nurshingha . it is the presiding deity of the local people. the temple Harishankar is situated at the feet of the mountain Gandhamarjan towards east and south. A beautiful perennial spring is flowing down nearby the temple towards the north. Harishankar temple & Gandhamardan Hills are one of the popular tourist places in Balangir Distrist
Pataneswari Temple is situated 38 km away from Balangir. Pataneswari is the presiding deity of the Patangarh goddess. Pataneswari is worshipped not by Brahmin Pujak but by Khetriya belongs to the old royal family. Durgapuja & Danda yatra is the main festival of Devi Pataneswari Temple. It is a Tantrik Pitha and the origin of Sabaritantra in Odisha in the 9th Century AD. Previously it was the ancient capital of the kingdom of Patna. The temple of Patneswar, Samaleswari in Chalukyan style but the Someswar Siva temple belongs to the 12 century AD and its monuments. Pataneswari Temple is one of the most popular tourist place in Balangir District.
Ranipur Jharial is located at a distance of 105 km from Balangir on road via Patnagarh. It is known as Soma Tirtha houses one among the four existing HYPAETHRAL TEMPLES dedicated to sixty-four Yoginis in India. It is a wonderful architecture of archaeological heritage and cultural history of Odisha. There are 50 temples out of which Indra and Somnath Mahadev are said to be the highest brick temple in Odisha. It is believed that there was a Buddhist culture here as some Buddhist idols were found at the site. Ranipur Jharial is the Famous tourist places in Balangir District.
The Chandi Temple Saintala is situated 38 km away from Balangir. It is noted for Chandi temple Goddes Chandi in Mahisamardin form and presently installed in a small mound. The Dasavatra image of Lord Vishnu and broken door Jamb with figures of Ganga and Yamuna are among the remarkable places of Sculpture on earthed here. Saintala Chandi temple is a famous temple in Balangir, Odisha.
Gaikhai Dam is popularly known as M.I.P. It is located at a distance of 30 km from Balangir Town. This place is a great Scenic beauty is surrounding by green capped hills on three sides. Tourist and visitors come here to see the scenic view and to enjoy a picnic. The beautiful natural atmosphere attract to visitors during Winter. It is the best place for Weekend picnic. Gaikhai Mip is a popular tourist place in Balangir, Odisha.
Jogisarada Temple is situated at a distance of 25 km from Balangir. Lord Shiva is the main deity of this temple known as Lord Jogeshwar. Mahashivratri and Sitalasasthi are the main festivals of the Jogeswar temple, which are celebrated with great pomp. As it is a famous Mahadev temple in the city of Balangir, it attracts a large number of devotees. The temple of goddess Lankeswari is situated on a Hillock. It is one of the most peace full and pleasant zone for all kinds of visitors and tourists. Jogisarda Jogeswar temple is one of the most famous tourist places in Balangir District.
The Palace Complex is situated in Balangir city and is 3.5 km away from the Balagir railway station. Sailashree Palace also known as the Balangir Palace is a Palace Complex situated in Balangir city. This palace is belonging to the Royal Family of Balangir. There is a Beautiful Shiva Temple also present in the Palace Complex. The palace has opened for the public only in Kartika Purnima.
Turekela is 98 km from Balangir. It is a place suitable for group camping and is important for viewing colourful wildlife like tigers, deers, bears, foxes, elephants, wild birds, monkeys, wolfs. This place is covered with greeny dense forest. The place is beautiful and attractive to visitors and touristy. Turekela Sanctuary is one of the most Famous Tourist places in Balangir. The place is beautiful and attractive to visitors and touristy.
Dhabaleswar Temple is situated at the foot of Kumuda Mountain, it is just 0.5 k.m. away from the Titilagarh town. As its name suggests, it is a hilly area where Lord Dhabaleswar is embodied in a big natural spacious cave measuring an area of 80 feet by 40 feet. There are also 3 other caves nearby. The temple is just 40 feet above the hill. It is a small temple in its kind but the most famous temple in this area due to its religious essence. A great number of visitors visit this temple as Lord Dhabaleswar is very benevolent and merciful to the visitors. Dhabaleswar Mandir is one of the famous temple in Balangir, Odisha.
Gandhamardhan Hills is a hill located in between the Balangir district of Odisha. This hill is well known for its medicinal plants. There is a Bauxite reserve that is planned for exploration by the state government through a private venture. This hill also has a lot of historic importance as it was once a seat of Buddhist culture. To date, many ruins are found on the plateau at the hilltop. Gandhamardhan Hills is one of the most famous tourist place in Balangir,
Dharapgarh is 50 km from Balangir. Dharapgarh has a big tank called Dashamati Sagar covering an area of 119 acres. Believed to be the habitat of some water nymphs the tank is guarded with the shrines of Chandi, Duarsuni, Samalei, Pataneswari, Shiva and Vishnu who are worshipped by non-brahmin. A dip in the tank has religious importance too.
Bhima Dunguri cave is located on top of the Bhim Pahad, and it is about 28 k.m away from Balangir town. Lord Parshuram and Shiva are worshiped in a cave on this Bhim Dunguri hill. It has been attributed with a special place in the tourism map of the Balangir district. Its splendorous natural bounty & beauty are encircled by evergreen forest. Bhima Dunguri is famous for its ancient natural caves which are lying scattered at different places of the hilly area. Bhima Dunguri Caves is one of the most popular famous tourist places in Balangir
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Best Places to visit in Balangir are Harishankar temple, Gandhamardan Hills, Pataneswari Temple, Ranipur Jharial, Chandi Temple, Gaikhai Dam, Jogisarada Temple, Sailashree Palace, Turekela Sanctuary, Dhabaleswar Temple, Bhima Dunguri cave
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