Spread over an area of
8,240 Sq.km., Keonjhar is as varied as the whole of Orissa with
water-falls of various sizes and roaring gorges with rolling boulders
spreading onwards to the plains of Anandapur which are a rare
combination to be found else where.This district is highly rich in
mineral resources and has vast deposits of Iron, Manganese and Chrome
Keonjhar, the district headquarters town, has varieties of attractions
like Vishnu Temple, Jagannath Temple and on its outskirts the shrines
of Siddha Jagannath, Siddha Kali and Panchabati amidst picturesque
settings. Sitabinji, 30 km from keonjhar, on river Sita, is a place
having ancient fresco painting on a rock shelter called Ravan Chhaya.
Place to Visit
eonjhar district is a
green land of panoramic beauties and a store house of mineral wealth.
It offers a variety of attractions to the tourists which includes
religious shrines, fresco painting, waterfalls and above all the
exotic natural beauty. The terraced villages buzzing with the sweet
melodies of the birds take the visitors to a dream land. The
simplicity of the tribal folk mixed with the gaiety of their festivals
can keep the visitors amused. A visit to the district will be an
Ghatagaon : 50 kms. from Keonjhar on
the National Highway No.215 towards Cuttack, the place is known
throughout the state for the shrine of Goddess Tarini.
Sitabinji : It is situated on the
river Sita. The spot has gained prominence as a place having ancient
freso paintings on a rock shelter called Ravan Chhaya which is like
a half opened umbrella. The painting depicts a royal
procession. It is 30 kms. from Keonjhar ( 23 Kms. on the
Jajpur-Keonjhar Road upto Katrabeda and 7 Kms from there ).
Badaghagara : It is 9 kms. from
Keonjhar on NH-6 towards Sambalpur, it is yet another small ( 200
ft. high) but exiting waterfall. It is one of the most popular
picnic spots of Keonjhar district.
Sanghagara : It is 6 kms. from
Keonjhar on NH-6 towards Sambalpur. It is a small (100 ft. high) and
beautiful waterfall,suitable for outing.
Keonjhargarh : Keonjhargarh, the
District headquarters is famous for the Vishnu Temple. On its
out-skirts are the shrines of Sidha Jagannath, Sidhakali and
Panchabati amidts picturesque settings.
Deogaon (Kosaleswar) : On the river
Kusei near Anandapur. the temple of Kosaleswar built in Cicra 900
AD is a famous centre of piligrimage. Once upon a time it was a
flourshing seat of Budhism. Even now a 5 feet high
image of Abalokiteswar stands there as reminiscence of the
Budhist activities in the past. Another important manument of
the place is the stone embackment on the river which is the second
of its kind in the state.
Hadagarh : The Salandi river flowing
between two high mountains and a dam built over it are the main
attractions for the tourists. This place is at a distance of 119km
Gonasika : Situated at a distance of 45 km from
Keonjhar, Gonasika hill is the source of the river Baitarani.
Mrugamahdev : A beautiful temple dedicated to Lord
Shiva, is situated on picturesque Thakurani hill. It is situated in
Champua subdivision and is 65km away from Keonjhar.
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