Kalahandi is 420 km away form Bhubaneswar. The entire district is full of hills and dense forest. Bhawani Patna is the headquarter of the Kalahandi district. There is the Royal palace of Kalahandi Maharaja. Goddess Manikeswari is the presiding deity of the royal family and locality Chhatra yatra is the great festival of goddess Manikeswari. This festival is held on the day of Dasahara with much pomp and ceremony. A large number of goats, pigs and cocks are sacrificed here as offering to goddess Manikeswari. There are also some other local festivals like Khandabasa, Nuakhai, Amnuan, Kandulnuan, Seminuan, Dumernuan, Kalahandi Utsav, Ghanta Jatra that are celebrated in the District. Best tourist places in Kalahandi

The Kalahandi district covers an area of 7920 sq. Km. As per the 2011 census, the total population of the District is 15,76,869 with a total male population of 7,87,101 and a female population of 7,89,768. The Kalahandi district has 2 subdivisions, 2253 Villages, 310 Gram Panchayats, 13 Tahasils and 13 Blocks, 1 Municipality, 3 N.A.C, 5 Assembly Constituency and 17 Police stations are there in Kalahandi District.

The Karlapat sanctuary is located in Kalahandi South Division which is 12km from Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district covering a dense patch of lush green dry deciduous forest. A beautiful waterfall,’Phurlijharan’ has been developed as a picnic spot for the local visitors and draws a large number of visitors from far off places in and around Kalahandi District. Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a plethora of wildlife animals and birds. The sanctuary is rich in wildlife such as leopard, gaur, sambar, nilgai, barking deer, mouse deer, soft claws Ottawa, a wide variety of birds and reptiles.

Asurgarh is the oldest fort. Situated on the bank of river Sandul.5 km away to the west of Narla railway station and 3 km from Rupra road railway station. The entire area covers about half km having important items of 8th century AD. The discovery of this place contains. Ancient potteries beads and silver coins belong to Mauryan period and other antiquities which needs the attention of archaeological excavation the fort Asurgarh is 35 km distance from Bhawanipatna.

Manikeshwari Temple is located in Kalahandi district of Odisha. The temple is located to the south of Bhawanipatna. The main deity here is Goddess Manikeshwari. She is the Ishta Devi of Nagavanshi Khyatriya’s. During Dussehra festival, animal sacrifice is offered at this temple

The temple of goddess Lankeswari is 15 km away from Bhawanipatna towards Southwest. Goddess Lankeswari is situated at Junagarh and the presiding deity of the temple goddess maa Lankeswari is worshipped by the devotees. Sri Rama Navami, Mahavishuba Sankranti &Durgapuja are the main festival of the Maa Lankeswari. It is a Saktipitha and scenic beauty is attractive to the visitors.


Dhabaleswar Temple, Kalahandi

It is situated at a distance 50 km from Bhawanipatna. It is famous for Shiva temple and a museum containing the ruins of antiquities. This is an ancient Shiva temple near the confluence of tel and Utei river. One of the historical place in Kalahandi, Thousands of people gathered during Siva Ratri and for a picnic

Umamaheswari, Belkhandi, Dhabaleswar shiv Temple, Kalahandi (2)

Dokarichanchara waterFall has situated 84 km from Bhawanipatna near Kokasara village on the border of Kalahandi and Nabarangpur district. The place is nothing but full of natural sceneries. It is a hilly place having a perennial waterfall which creates a pool of crystal clear water. Dokarichanchara is famous due to its two famous waterfalls, Dokaridara and Bhanyaraghumara. Besides, the historical Gudahandi cave nearby it makes this place more prominent.

Phurlijharan is a perennial waterfall in Bhawanipatna, Kalahandi district, Odisha. The waterfalls are 16 m high and are known for their multi-coloured rainbow created on the scattered water because of the reflection of sunlight. It is a tourist attraction for picnics. The falls are close to the Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary. Best tourist places in Kalahandi

The Gudahandi hills are situated in the vicinity of Khaligarh, a tiny village close to the Koraput District border, about 17.6 K.Ms North-East of Ampani, Kalahandi. Ampani is 77 K.Ms from Bhawanipatna on the road towards Nawarangpur. In the Gudahandi hills are some ancient caves bearing pictographic paintings of remote antiquity. Best tourist places in kalahandi

The Ambapani Sanctuary is located 77 K.Ms from Bhawanipatna the picturesque Ampani hills present a panoramic view of nature. A frolicking valley called “Haladigundi” in this hill range exhibits some peculiar features due to the reflected rays on the sun. In the morning and evening, the objects of vision appear yellow. Best tourist places in kalahandi

This place is 67 K.Ms from Bhawanipatna and Situated on the confluence of the river Tel and Uttei, two tributaries of the river Mahanadi, Belkhandi has gained prominence as a centre of religious activities and archaeological importance with a picturesque site.

Mohangiri is a small village, situated in the Madanpur Rampur Panchayat Samiti area of Kalahandi district close to the border of Kandhamal district, at a distance of around 85 km to the northeast of the district headquarters, Bhawanipatna. A mountainous stream called Kali Ganga is flowing nearby, on the bank of which stands a dilapidated Siva temple

Rabandarh is a place of great scenic beauty lying about 12.8 K.Ms from Bhawanipatna and approachable by a dusty road. It is named after a small waterfall inside a mountain gorge. The panorama around provides some delightful contrasts of scenery in mountains and overlooking dales, in bore rocks and thick forests and the eternal calmness of the surroundings broken by the music of the fal

Ampani is situated 77km from Bhawanipatna and 48 km away from Nawarangpur on the way to Bhawanipatna. It is a small hillock and ghat road hill is full dense forest., especially sal tree and Piasala tree. There is an Artificial lake near the village Behera Pada. Besides the nearest valley called Haladigunda is a very beautiful place. The time of sunrise and sunset is charming and enjoyable. Budharaja temple is situated on the foot of Ampani ghat which is the presiding deity of the local people.

Ret Dam is Situated at around 23 km from Bhawanipatna. The Dam passes through a Normal Topography and surrounded by Villages. The reservoir Water is in very huge Catchment Area. The natural beauty of the Dam can be enjoyed in time of sunrise and sunset is charming. The serene beauty of the hills and forests attract to the visitor and picnic rush the spot during winter.