District :: Introduction
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 Ores.
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.
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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 unforgetable
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.
: 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.
It is 6 kms. from Keonjhar on NH-6 towards Sambalpur.
It is a small (100 ft. high) and beautiful waterfall,suitable
: Keonjhargarh, the District headquarters
is famous for the Vishnu Temple. On its
out-skirts are the shrines of Sidha Jagannath,
Sidhakali and Panchabati amidts
: 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.
: 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 from
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
Information About Keonjhar District
12. Keonjhar sadar