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Excursions

Sitabinji (30 km):
Located 23 km on the Jajpur-Keonjhar Road up to Katarbeda and 7 km from there on river Sita, Sitabinji is well known for its ancient fresco paintings on a rock shelter called Ravan Chhaya which is like a half opened umbrella.

Khiching (130 km):

The place is famous for a lone black granite temple dedicated to goddess Khichakeswari. A museum with a rare collection of sculptures from nearby archaeological sites of Mayurbhanj district is an added attraction.

Khandadhar (60 km):
An inviting spot where a glittering waterfall cascades down from a height of 550 feet is a premier travel destination. A shower in the plunging waters will be an unforgettable experience. This waterfall is a smoking waterfall because of the “smoke like” appearance created by the spray of the plunging waters of the waterfall at this spot. The spot is ideal for picnic

Ghatagaon (50 km):
Place is known throughout the state for the shrine of Goddess Tarini.

Sanghagra (5 km):
A small 199 ft waterfall is breathtakingly beautiful - a haven of peace and tranquillity. A popular picnic spot, it is ideal for outing.

Badghagra (10 km):
Badghagra is famous for its pristine and stunning beauty. The fall cascades from a height of 200 feet. The place attracts picnickers in large numbers

Gonasika (45 km):
Surrounded by a series of valleys and wooded hills, Gonasika is a centre of pilgrimage for the temple of Brahmeshwar Mahadev, established at the origin of the river Vaitarani. A little away from the point of origin, the river goes underground (hence called Guptaganga), only to be seen jumping after a short distance over a stone projection looking like the nostril of a cow.

Handi Bhanga:
A waterfall and a good picnic spot. For the religious, there is the Vishnu temple, the shrines of Siddha Jagannath and Siddha Kali at Siddha Math and the Panchabati embellishing its picturesque settings.


Gundichaghagi (65 km):
A series of waterfalls near Harichandanpur falling down over hanging rock projections and is slowly gaining popularity.

Murga Mahadev (70 km):
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.

Deogan (Kosoleswar):
On the river Kusai near Anandapur, the temple of Kosoleswar, built in circa 900 AD, is a famous centre of pilgrimage. Once upon a time it was a flourishing seat of Buddhism. Even now a 5 feet high image of Avalokiteswar stands there, reminiscent of Buddhist activities in the past. Another important monument of the place is the stone embankment on the river which is the second of its kind in the state.


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