Thakurani hill :
It is situated by the side of a perennial spring of Thakurani hill in Champua
Sub Division of Keonjhar District. It is famous for the temple of Murga Mahadev.
No accommodation facilities is available at the spot. Murga Mahadev is well
known for its cascading waterfall that casts a magical spell on the local
citizens and tourists as well.
The spot is 70 kms. From Keonjhar of this 6 kms, fair weather road. Regular
service buses are available upto Bileipada 64 kms from Keonjhar. Tourist will
have to stay either at Joda 11 kms or at Keonjhar 70 kms.
50 kms. from Keonjhar town on the N.H.215 towards Cuttack, the place is known
through the state for the shrine of Goddess Tarini Pitha. The place is famous as
a centre of pilgrimage for Goddess Tarini. A P.W.D. I.B., Tarini Yatri niwas of
Tarini Trust and a Panthasala of Tourism Deptt. Are available to cater the
Ghatagaon is only 50 km from Keonjhar town. Tourists visiting Ghatagaon have to
pick the bus Services from Bhubaneswar to Keonjhar. Tourists travelling by bus
can find also direct bus services to Ghatagaon Pitha Mandir.
Those who travel by
train the nearest Railway Station is Harichandanpur(17 K.M. From
Ghatagaon).Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha, is the only civil airport in
the state connected to different parts of the country through regular flights.
The major cities connected to Bhubaneswar are Kolkata, Chennai, Visakhapatnam,
Delhi, Hyderabad, and Mumbai. From Bhubaneswar very good road transport facility
is available to reach the Temple of MAA.
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Surrounded by a series of valleys and wooded hills of varying colours, the place
is famous as a centre of pilgrimage for the temple of Brahmeswar Mahadev
established by the side of river Baitarani. In fact, this is the place from
where the river starts flowing.
A little away from the point of origin, the
river goes underground and hence called guptaganga only to be seen jumping after
a short distance over a stone projection looking like the nostril of a cow. The
scenic beauty of the place is simply charming. For accommodation tourists will
have to stay at Keonjhar town.
It is 33 kms. from Keonjhar out of which service buses are available for 24 kms.
for rest 9 kms tourist will have to go by either foot or hired vehicles.
keonjhar hill :
A quiet hillside town, Keonjhar district is the playground of nature, away from
the hoards of tourists that throng to popular hill stations.The place thus
presents an exotic mix of natural beauty alongwith intoxicating peace and
serenity of humming river to the visitors which remain to be explored by the
Keonjhar enjoys a hospitable climate, cool almost through the year
round. Surrounded by hills and forests that are home to bears and other wild
animals, Keonjhar reveals a whole new world of breathtaking beauty and scenic
locals that can never be associated with any coal mining town.
It is a beautiful natural water reservoir on the River Baitarani. It is located
exactly on the boundary line between the districts Kendujhar and Mayurbhanj, at
a distance of about 100 km from Keonjhar. This reservoir is two storeyed which
resulted into the formation of two waterfalls one above another.
It is being
told that, Bhima, the second Pandava had taken bath in this reservoir and hence
it was named after him.During Makar Festival in the month of January thousands
of people gather here to take their holy dip.
The place can be approached from Dhenkikote (20 Kms.) on State Highway No 11
connecting Keonjhar and Panikoili. The place is ideal for picnickers.
It is a perennial waterfall. The Machha Kandana, a small river, plunges from a
height of 30.5 metres (100 ft) in two drops. It is a small (100 ft. high) and
beautiful waterfall, suitable for outing. The area is spread over 488 Ha. In a
hilly tract with characteristic mixed deciduous and miscellaneous type of forest
The famous Sanaghagara waterfall with perennial stream adds to the
natural beauty of this forest tract and attracts large number of visitors
throughout the year. The area is an extremely undulating terrain with hills,
pediments and a "V" shaped narrow valley. The hills and pediments are very steep
and the rock formation is of Doleritic and Granitic origin.
Badaghagara is located at a distance of 9 km from the district headquarters
(Kendujhar) of Kendujhar district. Being a perennial source of water, a dam has
constructed on the downstream side. It is situated at a distance of 3 kilometers
on the downstream of Sanaghagara Waterfalls.
It is famous for a small charming waterfall about 50 ft. high on the river
Mudala being situated amidst lush green forest. It is ideal for picnic during
It is 65 km from Keonjhar via Ghatagaon. For accommodation a revenue rest shed
at Harichandanpur 5 km and PWD I.B.,tarini Yatri Niwas and Panthasala of Tourism
Deptt. Are available at Ghatagaon.
30 km from district Head quarter. Situated by the side of river Sita the spot
has gained prominence as a place of having ancient fresco painting on a rock
shelter called Ravan Chhaya which is looking like a half opened umbrella. The
painting depicts a royal procession.
It is 30 Kms from Keonjhar.5 kms. On Jajpur to Keonjhar road upto Katarabeda and
5 kms. from there. Tourists visitingSitabinj have to pick the bus Services from
Bhubaneswar to Keonjhar. Tourist can also choose hired Autorickshaw and Other
Vehicles are available at Keonjhar to visit the spot.