POPULAR TOURIST PLACES IN JAJPUR
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Jajpur is famous for Biraja kshetra and is the headquarters of the Jajpur District. Long Long ago about 500 AD to 950 AD it was the capital of Odisha under the Kesari dynasty. Jajpur is the Shaktipitha of Odisha. There is Shiv temple of Trilochan, Akhandeleswar and Agneswar Navigay is a sacred place and another important place of Jaipur and Dasaswamedhaghat on the bank of the river Baitarani Nadi(River) and the image of Saptamatruka holds the good name of the tour place. Goddess maa Viraja is the presiding deity of Jaipur. Jajpur is honoured for its natural resources, mines and industries. This is a famous tourist place in Jajpur. Jajpur is famous for Biraja Khetra.
The Jajpur District covers an area of 2887 sq. Km. As per the 2011 census, the total population of the District is 18,26,275 with the total male population as 9,26,034 and female population as 9,01,158. The Jajpur District has 1 subdivision, 1781 Villages, 311 Gram Panchayats, 10 Tahasils and 10 Blocks, 2 Municipality, 2 N.A.C, 7 Assembly Constituency and 15 Police stations are there in Jajpur District.
Chhatia Bata Temple is situated about 30 km from Cuttack and 48 km away from Jajpur Town. The main deity of this temple is Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra. The main attraction of this temple is the old banyan tree inside the bata campus. For long Hadi das great saint of Odisha. It was his sadhana Pitha and samadhi Pitha and stand still as yet like Achyutanda. Hadi das has written many bhajans, Janana and Malika consisting indication of futurity. Chhatia bata temple is a Famous tourist places in Jajpur district.
Maa Biraja Temple is situated in the Jajpur town and is near about 125 KM from Bhubaneswar. Maa Biraja Temple or Viraja Kshetra is one of the ancient Hindu temples of Odisha. This temple was built in the 13th century. The main idol of this temple is Devi Durga worshipped by the name Viraja. The idol is having two hands, on one hand, she pierces the chest of Mahishasura with a spear and on the other hand, she pulls the tail of the Mahishasura. Maa Biraja Temple is one of the Famous tourist places in Jajpur. District.
Olasuni Hill and Temple is situated nearly by the National Highway No 5 and 60 km distance from Cuttack via Chandikhol road. The Samadhipitha of Santha Arakhit Das is on the top of the Olasuni hill and goddess. Olasuni is worshipped at the feet of the hill towards the south nearby the river Gobari. The first name of Arakhit was Balavadra Deb elder son of Padamalav Dev. There is a Nature Camp here for devotees and tourists alike. Another major attraction of the Olasuni Cave is the Yatra, which is visited every year by the well-known Gananatya of Odisha at the Olasuni Mela. Olasuni Hill is the best tourist place in Cuttack and Jajpur, Odisha.
Ratnagiri the hill of jewels in the district of Jajpur is situated on an isolated hill of the Asia range. It is 90 km from Bhubaneswar through NH No 5 and forms the Buddhist diamond triangle comprising two other sites of Buddhist remains are situated atop a flat hillock sandwiched between the river Brahmins of Birupa. There are many old Buddhist statues and in the museum, you can see the old tools and many interesting stone works. Ratnagiri Monastery is also a part of Odisha tourism, the natural beauty of Odisha. Ratnagiri Monastery is one of the most popular tourist places in the Jajpur District.
Langudi a hillock in the Asia hill range is situated in Dharmasala Thasil of Jajpur district which was excavated during 1996- 2001 by the Odishan institute of maritime and south-east Asian studies. Excavations revealed the remains of rock-cut stupas, sculptures, terracotta, figurines, votive stupas, terracotta votive stupas, inscriptions, seals sealings and different types of potsherds. Langudi is a famous tourist places in Jajpur
Udayagiri is 60 km away from Cuttack national highway NO-5 via Chandikhol The archaeological remains of Udayagiri consist of a brick stupa, two brick monasteries, a beautiful stone stepped well with inscriptions on it and rock sculptures at the top of the hill behind chronologically the Udayagiri. Buddhist complex is latter than Ratnagiri and Lalitgiri. Lalitgiri and Ratnagiri Exist as the main site of Tourists attractions. The Marvel design and architecture of sculpture is stunning. A beautiful park is also increasing its beauty. Udayagiri Buddhist Complex is a famous tourist places in Jajpur, Odisha
Dasaswamedh Ghat is situated on the bank of the holy river Baitarani in the district of Jajpur. Adjacent to this Ghata is the famous Saptamatruka temple, Sidha Vinayak temple, Jagannath temple, Savitri temple, Maa Laxmi temple and Shiva temple. So this place is a holy place for all Hindu’s. The Baruni Snana is held every twelve years. The history of this place is that king Jajati Kheshori makes a huge Jagyan in the same place. So the name of Jajapur comes from this word. Dasaswamedh Ghat has a direct connection with history at the time of king Jajati, who made a big Jagyan at this place. Dasaswamedh Ghata is one of the most popular famous Temples in Jajpur, Odisha.
The famous tourist Ashokjhar Waterfall is situated around 8 km from Sukinda and about 65 km away from Jajpur Town. The beautiful waterfall stream flows from the top of the hill. The waterfall is surrounded by hills and dense forest. This waterfall is spring from the root of an Ashoka Tree. So this place is called Ashok Jhar. The beautiful natural atmosphere and the amazing sound of the waterfall attract the visiter and picnic rush the spot during the Winter Season. Ashokjhar Waterfall is one of the most popular tourist places in the Jajpur District.
Gokarneswar Temple is situated 1 km away from Jaraka and around 28 km away from Jajpur town. Lord Shiva is the presiding deity of the place. It has located at the bank of the Brahmani river. It is one of the oldest and ethnic temples of Odisha. Throughout the year devotees from different parts of Odisha come here to worship Lord Mahadev and Mahashivratri is the famous festival of this temple. Gokarneswar Temple is a picnic spots in Jajpur district.
Chandi Temple is situated in Chandikhole and about 40 km away from Jajpur town. Goddess Chandi Presiding Deity of the Temple. The place has been named by the late monk Baba Bhairabananda Bramhachari. The temple is covered with Forest and situated in Barunei hill. The Place is attracting thousands of visitors and Pilgrimages for its Panoramic Picturesque as this temple. This temple is one of the top destinations for tourists and devotees. Jajpur Chandi Temple is one of the most popular tourist places in Chandikhole.
Mahavinayak Temple is located at a distance 2 km from Chandikhol towards the west and on the top of the hill. It has located in the Jajpur district. The place is famous for the ancient Shiva temple of Mahavinayak. The natural linga consist of Pancha devata like Shiv, Durga, Ganesh, Surya & Vishnu are called Mahavinayak. The perennial stream comes down from the hill near the temple. This is the most attraction for touristy. The place is very beautiful and attractive to visitors and touristy. Mahavinayak Mandir is a famous temple in Chandikhol
The beautiful park is located beside the Jajpur town near District Headquarters Hospital. The pond spread over 27 acres was given a phenomenal transformation by Jajpur Municipality with the help of the government. Kusuma Pond has become one of the most beautiful locations in the town with 70 varieties of flowers. Kusuma Park and pond is one of the best parks in Odisha. It has more than 70 varieties of flowers, that cover the entire park and are imported from all over the state and abroad. The entrance fee is Rs 30, and it is valid from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Kusuma Udyan pond is one of the most popular tourist places near Jajpur road
The Siddheswar Temple on the right bank of river Vaitarani is located 7 km form the Jajpur town. It consists of rekha deula and pidha jagamohan within a specious enclosure wall. A votive Temple depicting four incarnation of Vishnu, Shiva Linga with star shaped Yoni Pitha are the major attraction, Besides images of Astikajaratkar, Lakulisha, Uma-Mahesvara, mithuna figures affixed in the compound wall are of immense archaeological importance. Siddheshwar Temple is a famous temple in Jajpur District.
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