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Bhawanipatna
 
Bhawanipatna
 

Bhawanipatna the headquarter of Kalahandi District, is a town of numerous temples dedicated to different deities of Hindu pantheon. Named after its presiding deity ‘Bhawani-Shankar’, it is the most convenient base for touring various places of interest in the district and the nearby district of Nawapara.

Maa Manikeswari is the main source of inspiration. Bhawanipatna is world famous for its unique and enchanting "Chattar Jatra" of goddess Manikeswari .

Places around Bhawanipatna

Phurli Jharan (15 km): A perennial waterfall of 16 mtrs. height, it has a special charm of its own. For more information Please click here.

Junagarh (26 km): The old capital of the ex-State of Kalahandi, Junagarh was a well built fort with Oriya inscriptions on its temple walls. The historic fort Asurgarh is only 35 km from Bhawanipatna.

Karlapat: This sanctuary, known for its range of wildlife including tigers and leopards, is 32 km from Bhawanipatna. Within the sanctuary is Khanduala waterfall. A short distance from Karlapat is Thuamul- Rampur, a little slice of paradise on earth. For more information Please click here.

Belkhandi (67 km): On the confluence of the rivers Tel & Utei, Belkhandi, is a place of archaeological importance.

Ambapani (77 km): The Ambapani hills with its frolicking valley called 'Haladigundi' is a place for viewing colourful wildlife and 7 km away from here is the prehistoric cave paintings at Gudahandi. For more information Please click here.

Budhikomna (115 km) : Budhikomna houses the unique brick temple of Pataleswar it is 40 km from Khariar.

Yogimath: Also 9 km east of Khariar this place is famed for the cave paintings of Neolithic age.

Patalaganga: 40 km from Khariar, is considered as a holy spot.

 
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