District :: Introduction
occupies a distinct place in the historical map of Orissa.
Khurda was the capital of Orissa Kingdom from 1568. British
government took Orissa under its rule in 1803. But it could
not include Khurda in its territory till 1827. The strong
protest from Paikas of Khurda shook the backbone of British
rule in Orissa. Khurdagada is known as known as the "Last
Independent Fort" of India. Now the remains of this historic
fort lies as an evidence of our glorious past. Bhubaneswar,
the capital of Orissa belongs to this district. Daya
and Kuakhai rivers flow through Khurda.It is also renowned
for its Brass utensils cottage industries, cable factory,
spinning mill, watch repairing factory, railway coach repairing
factory and oil Industry.
It is situated at the distance of 42 k.m from Bhubaneswar
.It is famous for sulfur Spring and a temple dedicated to
: It is the Capital city of Orissa and the
ancient Kingdom of Kalinga.Bhubaneswar popularly known
as the temple city of India. The main attractions are Lingaraj
temple,kedar Gouri, State museum,Bindusagar tank ,Rabindra
Mandap , Ram Mandir, Raj Bhawan , Legislative Assembly
, Nandankanan , parks , gardens and is the shopping
center of Orissa.
: This temple is situated on the Barunei
Mountain.It is at a distance of 32kms from Bhubaneswar. Goddess
Barunei is the famous deity of Khurda. A beautiful stream
flowing from the mountain known as Swarna Ganga doubles the
beauty of this place..
: It is situated at a distance of 100kms
from Bhubaneswar . It is the largest lake of the country.The
lake is surrounded with scenic beauty of nature .Several
types of migratory birds visit Chilka with advent of
different season.It is declared as a bird sanctuary by the
state govt. There are a number of rocked islands inside the
, and one such picturesque island is called "KALIJAI"
,The naval training center is also situated nearby.
: It is situated at a distance of 15kms from
Bhubaneswar. The rock edict of Dhauli bears the early history
of Kalinga and this rock edict was engraved by
and Udayagiri : These twin hills
are situated in Bhubaneswar. There are 117 caves in these
twin hills. The Rani Gumpha is the largest cave in the Udaygiri
hill. Another famous cave called the Hati Gumpha is also there
where the rock is engraved by King Kharavela. These caves
contain a beautiful Barabhuja temple and a Jain temple.
Temple : Lingaraj temple is the
largest and most famous Lord Shiva temple in Orissa. A couple
of other temples exist there around it.
: This is a famous Zoo of Orissa situated
at a distance of 20 kms from Bhubaneswar. It is famous for
the Botanical garden, zoo and the natural lake. The recently
opened Natural lion safari is the largest of its kind in India.
The white tigers present here makes it unique across the world.
: Kaipadar is situated at a distance of 15km
from Khurda. A beautiful mosque is present here.This place
is the meeting place of Hindus and Muslims.
Deras & Jhumka : Two beautiful picnic
spots situated at a distance of 15 kms from Bhubaneswar. Deras
and Jhumka are two dams surrounded by dense forest.
Shishupalgarh : Situated at a distanc eof
13kms from Bhubaneswar. The ruined fort Shishupalgarh and
ancient capital of Kalinga named Toshali is being discovered
by the archeological survey of India.
Shikharchandi : It is situated at a distance
of 15kms from Bhubaneswar towards Nandankanan. A temple dedicated
to Goddess Chandi on the hill top and the scenic beauty is
the main attraction fo this place.
Information About Khurda District
map of Khurda District