‘Hirakud Dam’ Pride of Odisha Turned 61 Years

Hirakud Dam one of the longest major earthen dam situated in Sambalpur, Odisha. It is one of the first major multipurpose river valley projects in Independent India. It is designed to control floods in delta area of Mahanadi river. It was inaugurated by our first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on 13th January 1957 and now it is completed 61 years. Reservoir of the Hirakud Dam is 55km long and total cost of the project was around Rs. 1000 millions in 1957.

Hirakud Dam: Pride of Odisha

Hirakud Dam: Pride of Odisha

The Kapilash experience

If you get kicks out of completing challenges that most people think you can never conquer, the Kapilash temple is the right place to go. Located around 40 kilometers from the quite village of Deulasahi in Dhenkanal, Kapilash is one the hottest tourism destinations in the state of Odisha.

At the entrance point of the temple complex you can barely understand the exact height of the hill on top of which the temple is located. Once inside, it’s a one kilometre walk to the foot of the hill from which the stairs to the temple start. A tiny yet squeaky clean temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess in cow form marks the beginning of your journey upwards. A number of visitors turn down the challenge and only pay their respects to the last couple of steps at the bottom.

There is also an alternative path to the temple going around the entire hill. This is a 4 kilometre journey that can be traversed by car. The journey through the forests and perpendicular to the base of the hill is the one most tourists and locals fear to take. It is the one containing 1500+ steps.

Highest temple in odisha

Stairs of kapilash temple

The right way to climb these stairs is to go slow and rest after every 150-200 steps for maximum 5 minutes. It is also advisable to wear light cotton clothes and carry glucose water that can provide the energy boosts required. Since most tourists prefer the location during winters, the Kapilash trek can treat your eyes to some of the most astounding sceneries you can imagine. An interesting aspect of the trek is that there are no recommended stops or spots from where the view of the other mountains is beautiful, it is rather a continuous process of discovery. In fact it is possible at Kapilash that you might have experienced a view that no other tourist ever has.

There are several stories of Kapilash in Indian mythology and when you walk up these dark stone steps through the dense forest cover you can only wonder how life was hundreds of years ago.

Watch this space for more stories on Kapilash and the beautiful Dhenkanal.

Dhenkanal is slowly changing to a urban city in India by accepting Apartments Culture

Apartments are not only symbol of cities like cuttack and Bhubaneswar, now dhenkanal have apartment and it has all necessary facilities in it. Previously people love to by single bunglow to stay but as construction cost risen in india, many of us looking for alternative way to live in without spending your time to build a home.

Now all love to buy these apartments because:

  1. Quick shifting from rented house to your home
  2. Facilities available for all member to play, party, common garage, community hall, children’s playing area
  3. Security is high more than a private home
  4. Easy Loan for apartments
  5. Resell this properties easily and many more


Still People like me love to stay in separate bungalow. What are you planning to buy and where?


Studio apartment in rent

An Apartment in dhenkanal town

Dhenkanal Autonomous College

Dhenkanal Autonomous College is the top college in dhenkanal district and each year this college produces more than thousands of brilliant student who join different fields of education to serve our country.

Dhenkanal Autonomous College

Dhenkanal Autonomous College

A Railway Over Bridge at Dhenkanal whose Making taking more than a Decade

We as dhenkanalian saw the making of the railway bridge between dhenkanal and similia from a decade but the work still in progress.  People facing lot of problem for it and specially the areas connected around similia and goes to kapilash part.  God Knows when this is going to be complete and we not face the traffic problem during passing trains through dhenkanal.

Dhenkanal Railway Over Bridge

Dhenkanal Railway Over Bridge

Train Timing at Dhenkanal Station

Train Timing at Dhenkanal Town Railway Station

dhenkanal railway station

Trains running through dhenkanal

Train Code Train Name Arriaval Departure Stop time Days of run
12879 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Bhubaneswar Express 05:26 05:28 2 min Thu Sun
18418 Bhubaneswar-Jharsuguda Rajya Rani Express 00:35 00:37 2 min Tue Fri Sun
12880 Bhubaneswar-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express 08:44 08:45 1 min Tue Fri
18304 Sambalpur Express 18:29 18:30 1 min Mon Tue Thu Fri Sat Sun
12832 Bhubaneswar-Dhanbad Garib Rath 21:44 21:45 1 min Mon Wed Sat
12146 Bhubaneswar-Kurla Lokmanya Tilak (T) Express 00:34 00:35 1 min Wed
12145 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Bhubaneshwar Express 03:36 03:38 2 min Mon
18507 Hirakud Express 08:09 08:10 1 min Tue Fri Sat
58414 Puri Talcher Passenger 21:24 21:25 1 min Mon Tue Thu Fri Sat Sun
12584 Puri-Valsad Weekly SF Express 08:44 08:45 1 min Mon
58422 Puri Angul Fast Passenger 19:29 19:30 1 min Mon Tue Thu Fri Sat Sun
18303 Sambalpur Puri InterCity Express 09:39 09:40 1 min Mon Tue Thu Fri Sat Sun
12585 Howrah- Sambalpur Express 03:44 03:45 1 min Sun
18474 Jodhpur-Puri Express 07:43 07:45 2 min Sun
18405 Puri Ahmedabad Express 20:46 20:47 1 min Thu
18451 Tapaswini Express 02:54 02:55 1 min Mon Tue Thu Fri Sat Sun
18106 Bhubaneswar-Rourkela InterCity 14:34 14:35 1 min Mon Tue Thu Fri Sat Sun
58131 Rourkela-Puri Passenger 18:19 18:20 1 min Mon Tue Thu Fri Sat Sun
12993 Gandhidham – Puri (Weekly) SF Express 13:15 13:17 2 min Sat
12744 Surat-Puri Weekly Express 13:13 13:15 2 min Wed
12831 Dhanbad-Bhubaneswar Garib Rath 05:42 05:43 1 min Tue Thu Sun
12583 Valsad-Puri SF Express 06:51 06:53 2 min Fri
18105 Rourkela-Bhubaneswar InterCity 11:37 11:38 1 min Mon Tue Thu Fri Sat Sun
58132 Puri Rourkela Passenger 09:09 09:10 1 min Mon Tue Thu Fri Sat Sun
18406 Ahmedabad Puri Express 05:10 05:12 2 min Sat
12893 Bhubaneswar Balangir Express 07:54 07:55 1 min Mon Tue Thu Fri Sat Sun
58413 Dhenkanal Puri Passenger 06:29 06:30 1 min Mon Tue Thu Fri Sat Sun
18473 Puri-Jodhpur Express 16:39 16:40 1 min Thu
58421 Angul Puri Fast Passenger 07:24 07:25 1 min Mon Tue Thu Fri Sat Sun
12743 Puri-Surat Express 22:12 22:13 1 min Mon
18452 Tapaswini Express 23:42 23:43 1 min Mon Tue Thu Fri Sat Sun
18452-Slip Tapaswini Express Slip Source Destination Mon Tue Thu Fri Sat Sun
18425 Puri Durg Express 20:59 21:00 1 min Mon Tue Thu Fri Sat Sun
18508 Amritsar Visakhapatnam Triweekly Hirakud Express 14:45 14:47 2 min Mon Thu Sun
12586 Sambalpur- Howrah Express 23:45 23:46 1 min Sat
18417 Jharsuguda-Bhubaneswar Rajya Rani Express 04:39 04:40 1 min Mon Wed Sat
12994 Puri-Gandhidham Weekly SF Express 22:13 22:15 2 min Tue
12894 Balangir Bhubaneswar Express 20:32 20:33 1 min Mon Tue Thu Fri Sat Sun
18426 Durg Puri Express 04:56 04:57 1 min Mon Tue Thu Fri Sat Sun


Everest climber Kalpana Das made Dhenkanal Town Proud

A brave lady , Kalpana Das scaled Mount Everest , as it made her first lady in odisha to achieve such a feat.

Kalpana scaled the world’s highest peak on May 21, along with 20 other Indian climbers.

Hailing from Dhenkanal District in Odisha, this woman made us proud who is also a lawyer, always cherished a dream of climbing Mount Everest since her childhood.

She faced a lot of difficulties during the course of the expedition, but her grit and determination kept her going. She Crediting her achievement to the wishes of her well-wishers.

“It is due to God’s mercy and the best wishes of my family that I was able to scale Everest and returned safely. I’m happy and am keen to attempt climbing it again,” she said.

It was Kalpana’s third attempt at the expedition, as she could not complete her trek to Everest on earlier two occasions due to bad health and unfavorable weather conditions. (ANI)

Climber from Odisha

Everest Climber Kalpana Das, Dhenkanal