Monday, December 22, 2008

Famous Tourist Places of Khurda District, Visit to see Hot Spring, Hirapur,Dams,Chilika Lake with Famous Kalijai Temple,Goddess Barunei and Hills

Khordha (also written Khurda) is an administrative division of the state of Orissa, India. It was formed on April 1, 1993 by the division of former Puri District into Puri, Khurda and Nayagarh districts. In the year 2000 the district name was changed to Khordha. The district headquarters is Khordha Town, formerly known as Jajarsingh, or Kurada. The capital city of Bhubaneswar is located in this district. Khurda is the most urbanized of all the districts of Orissa. Khurda Road, the railway station that serves the town is also the divisional headquarters of the East Coast Railway of the Indian Railways.

Atri: 42 km from Bhubaneswar .It is famous for sulfur Spring and temple of Lord Hatakeswara.

Hirapur: 10 km from Bhubaneswar, Hirapur is a village with temple of sixty-four yoginis (Tantric Pitha). The other yogini temple of Orissa is at Ranipur-Jharial in Balangir district. Other two temples are situated out of the Orissa state.

Deras & Jhumka: 15 kms from Bhubaneswar. Deras and Jhumka are two dams surrounded by dense forest.

Shishupalgarh: 13 kms from Bhubaneswar. The ruined fort Shishupalgarh can be seen.

Shikharchandi: 15 kms from Bhubaneswar towards Nandankanan the temple dedicated to Goddess Chandi on the hill top and the scenic beauty is the main attraction.

Balugaon: Is a town bordering the Chilka Lake, Garh Krushnaprasad, Malud, Kalijai temple.

Barakul: 5 km from Balugaon, best place to view and boating in the Chilika Lake, Inspection Bungalow of the Public Works Department is suitable for night halt.

Banpur Town: 5 km from Balugaon, temple of goddess Bhagabati, Dakshya Prajapati (Shivha)temple

Salia Dam: It is situated 14 km from Banpur.

Barunai Hill: 32kms from Bhubaneswar. It is allso one and half kilo meter from Khurda town. Saddle-backed hill, reserve forest, there is a fort at the foot of the hill, Raja's palace give back ground to the place. At the height of the hill is the temple of Barunai with goddesses Varunai and Karuani. Swarna Ganga a perennial spring flows down the hill by the side of the shrine. There are caves out of which Pandavaguha is capable of accommodating one hundred persons. There are rows of low rocky pallets line the floor and residence of Hindu ascetics. Visit Barunai

Kenduli: Kenduli village near Bhubaneswar, birth place of poet Jayadeva of 'Gita Govinda' fame, a two-armed image (both the arms broken) with heavy matted hair is worshipped by the local people as the sage ‘Jayadeva’, a museum containing images and other archaeological finds, there are numerous temples of different deities of mediaval period is situated in and around the sasan (Brahmin village)

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