WELCOME TO BARGARH

Bargarh is 60 km distance to the west of Sambalpur on the bank of river Jira. It is the headquarters of the District and industrial town. A special variety of Sambalpur handloom products are available here for marketing. The unique products of Sambalpuri have earned a reputation inside the country and abroad. Bargarh is more famous for the Sugar factory and spinning mill. Dhanu Yatra is an important festival of Bargarh, which is held during the month of Pausha enacts Krishna Leela on a grand scale covering 11 days. At that time entire Bargarh becomes Dharma Pitha. Bargarh becomes Mathura and Ambapali as Gopa. River Jira becomes the Yamuna during the period of Dhanu yatra different acts of Drama were performed at places in the town area of Bargarh.

The Bargarh District covers an area of 5837 sq. Km. As per the 2011 census, the total population of the District is 14,81,255 with the total male population as 7,49,161 and female population as 7,32,394. The Bargarh District has 2 subdivisions, 1330 Villages, 253 Gram Panchayats, 12 Tahasils and 12 Blocks, 1 Municipality, 4 N.A.C, 5 Assembly Constituency and 16 Police stations are there in Bargarh District.

Nursinghanatha is a seat of Vidal Nursing has situated in Paikamal. Nursinghanath temple has located around 110 km from Baragarh Town and 37 km from Nuapada. The Nursinghanath Temple is 122 meters and standing on the foot of the mountain Gandhamardan towards the south and west side. The other part of this mountain is near a waterfall called Harishankar temple. Nursinghanath Temple and Gandhamardan Mountain are the best tourist places in Bargarh, Odisha.

Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Bargarh and Sambalpur Districts. The Wildlife Sanctuary is 40 Km from Sambalpur and 60 Km from Bargarh Town. During winter a large number of migratory birds come here. Besides the Sanctuary, Sambar deer, Indian bison, spotted deer, jackal, fox, monkey, wild boar and several other animals are found in this sanctuary. Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most popular tourist places in Bargarh.

Patharseni Temple is situated on the bank of the river Mahanadi and at the northern end of the Barapahad forest range. It is 13 km from Ambabhona and around 50 km from Bargarh Town. Goddess Patharasini is worshipped here in a temple. Patharseni Surrounded by dense forest, it exists in between the Bandijharia fountain and the Kedarnath fountain. Patharseni Temple is one of the tourist places in Bargarh, Odisha.

Boudh Bihar is located in the Ganiapali Village. It is around 63 km away from Bargarh Town. Historians opine that it was a Buddhist spot in the past. A rare Buddha statue sitting in Lotus Posture with a snake on his head with its hood expanded to attract tourists. Ganiapali Buddha Bihar is One of the beautiful Buddhist temples in Odisha. 

Bindhyabasini Temple is located on top of the mountain Bindhyabasini. It is 35 km away from Bargarh Town and 4 km towards the east of Thuapali. Bindhyabasini the Goddess is worshipped here. There is a Bindhyabasini mountain that exists near the village Sankrida. The main festival of the Goddess is Chaitra Purnima. There is a tradition of animal sacrifice near Goddess Bindhyabasini. Maa Bindhyabasini Temple is one of the tourist places in Bargarh, Odisha.

Budharaja mountain is situated near the village Papanga. It is about 33 km from Bargarh district headquarter. There is a Budharaja temple at the foot of Papanga Hill.  There is a beautiful forest garden named Bankhol on Budharaja mountain. There are also many other beautiful sites such as the temple Lord Shriram, a Yogashram, a Mango Grove, and a triangle-shaped pond. Papanga mountain and Budharaja temple are the best tourist places in Bargarh, Odisha.

Swapneswar temple is located in Sorna village. It is 35 km away from the Bargarh district headquarters. It was built during the Kingship of Ajit Singh in Sambalpur under the supervision of Dewan Dakshinray. Lord Shiva is the presiding deity of the place. There is a big pond in front of the temple covering an area of 6 acres. Mahashivratri is the famous festival of this place. The Barada Balunkeswara temple is one of the Ashtashambhu temples in western Odisha

The Barada Balunkeswar temple has situated in Gaisima village. It is 13 km away from the district headquarters of Bargarh. The temple was built by Abhaya Singh, King of Sambalpur in between 1766 to 1778. One of the oldest temples in the Bargarh district and also one of them among Asthasambhu temple. Lord Shiva is the presiding deity of the place. Mahashivratri is the famous festival of this place. The Barada Balunkeswar temple is one of the Ashtashambhu temples in western Odisha. 

Vishweshwar Temple is located in Saranda and is about 25 km from Bargarh district headquarters. Lord Shiva is the presiding deity of the place. It was built during the Kingship of Ajit Singh in Sambalpur under the supervision of Dewan Dakshinray. Mahashivratri is the famous festival of this place. The spot glorifies the charisma of Lord Shiba. The Bisweswar Temple is one of the Ashtashambhu temples in western Odisha.

Baidyanath Temple is located at Deogaon. It is just 10 km from the district headquarters of Bargarh. Lord Shiva is worshipped in this temple. This Lord Baidyanath temple was built by King Ajit Singh of Sambalpur under the supervision of his Dewan Dakshinray. Mahashivratri is celebrated every year at the famous Shaivapith Baidyanath and attracts a large number of devotees. The Baidyanath Temple is one of the Ashtashambhu temples in western Odisha.

Shyam baba mandir is situated in Bhatli and is 20 km away from Bargarh Town. Sri Shyam baba idol of the temple. Besides the there is a Hanuman, Siva, Radha Krishna and maa Durga temple inside the campus. A beautiful Shyam Kund and garden is there, which is enjoyable for visitors. The main celebration of this temple is observed just 8-9 days before the festival of Holi. Shyam baba Temple is one of the tourist places in Bargarh, Odisha.

Kedarnath Temple is situated at the foot of Barapahar Mountain. It is 35 km from the district headquarter of Bargarh. The famous temple of Kedarnath at Ambabhona has the idol of Lord Shiva. The temple of Lord Kedarnath exists here inside a beautiful pond. The main festival of this place is Mahashivaratri in the month of Magha. The Kedarnath Temple is one of the Ashtashambhu temples in western Odisha.

Giri Gobardhan is situated at village Dekulba. It is 23 km from the District headquarter of Bargarh. It is a witness to the Krishna Culture of Odisha. The famous temple of Giri Gobardhan at Dekulba has the idol of Lord Krishna. The spot is named after Lord Krishna, who is believed to have lifted the mountain Gobardhan for the well being of his people. The festival of Giri Gobardhan is observed here every year on the occasion of Pratipada in the month of Kartika.

The Shyama Kali Temple is situated only one km away from Bargarh town at Kali Mandir chowk. Goddess maa Shyamakali is worshipped by the devotees. Devotees come here for getting a wish from Maa kali. Besides the Kali temple Lord Jagannath, Lord Ganesh, Lord Shani, Lord Shiva are worshipped here. Kali puja is one of the big festivals at Shyama kali temple. Maa Shyama Kali Mandir is one of the most famous temples in the Bargarh, Odisha.

Barpali is situated 18 km away from South Bargarh. Barpali is more famous for being the birthplace of Odia poet. Besides the Barpali Maa Samaleswari and Lord Jagannath temple are here and worshipped by the local people. Internationally renowned for its Tie and Dye textile cotton, Tussar, silk in Sambalpuri design of weaving. Barpali is one of the Tourist places in Bargarh, Odisha

Aapkhol waterfall is located About 34 km from Bargarh Town. The waterfall comes after a 4 km hill trek to reach this place. The Aapkhol waterfall is surrounded by beautiful hills and dense forest. The adventure of the waterfall and the environment is enjoyable. . The Aapkhol waterfall is a secret waterfall in Baragarh.

Nalichuan waterfall is placed 10 km from Bhatli and 28 km from Bargarh Town. The place is located in the Debrigarh wildlife sanctuary. The height of this waterfall is around 200 feet. There is a Girigobardhan temple located near the waterfall. The scenic beauty of the Nalichuan waterfall is so beautiful that tourists have come to see the falls in the winter.

Nalichuan waterfall is placed 10 km from Bhatli and 28 km from Bargarh Town. The place is located in the Debrigarh wildlife sanctuary. The height of this waterfall is around 200 feet. There is a Girigobardhan temple located near the waterfall. The scenic beauty of the Nalichuan waterfall is so beautiful that tourists have come to see the falls in the winter.

Devdarha waterfall is a popular tourist place located at the Border of Odisha and Chhattisgarh, and It is about 18 km from the Padampur. The Waterfalls flow through large rocks that attract tourists. It is a beautiful place in the Bargarh district to visit with family friends and weekend picnic. Winter Season is a great time to visit Devdarha waterfall. The rocky hills and the beautiful waterfall are also the best places for photography. Devdarha Picnic spot is a popular tourist attraction in Bargarh District.