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.
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.
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.
In dhenkanal we have many historical places and statues of important person. We have few stamba in town like baji rout sruti stamba and amar jawan shahid stuti stamba which is located in front of dhenkanal bus stand.
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:
- Quick shifting from rented house to your home
- Facilities available for all member to play, party, common garage, community hall, children’s playing area
- Security is high more than a private home
- Easy Loan for apartments
- 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?
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.
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.
Saptasajya Hills are a series of mountains present in dhenkanal districts which looks beautiful in all season and specially looks alluring during monsoon when clouds touch them.
Train Timing at Dhenkanal Town Railway Station
|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|
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)