List of hotels in dhenkanal near the railway station

Dhenkanal is like hill stations with joyful experience in every path it leads, the experience which bounces in our memories forever and stores a reminder note “should visit again,” which ticks now and then. Visiting a hill station refreshes our mind and soul, which brings tranquility to our mind for which our soul always craves. The pleasant weather, fresh air, tasty water, shopping, unbelievable nature of the Kapilash and Saptasajya hill stations always proves the saying “Incredible Odisha”. The pre preparation to travel a hill station must plan thoughtfully.

The attire should be chosen carefully to suit the climate if you are visiting in winter, should always carry thick blankets, shawl, sweater/jacket, socks, woolen cap, muffler/scarf, ear cover, and gloves to support our body against the mist and fog. Always wear fully covered warm clothes to maintain a proper body temperature against the mountain weather, avoid wearing sleeveless tops and shorts/ three-fourth pants. Do carry an appropriate Identity card and vehicle documents while visiting a tourist spot.

Trekking or mountaineering is an excellent experience while visiting a hill which cannot miss. The shoes we pick should be convenient to walk or foot on mountains, avoid wearing high heels since it won’t provide proper friction to foot on mountain slopes or sandals which don’t provide real warmness to our foot. A long walk at early morning when the air is pure and evening gives a marvelous experience to view the beauty of nature and forest wealth in India. Avoid wandering in an isolated place alone. Invest your traveling time in hill seeing nature beauty since this investment is always profitable.

Skin creams, moisturizers, and lip balm comes handy to combat against dry skin/lips which usually arise while visiting a hill station due to its chill mist and fog.

Medicines for cold, fever, skin rashes should carry while visiting hill stations. Should always drink & eat warm water and food in hill stations. Mineral water is best to consume in hill stations. Do enjoy the traditional food like Prasidha Bara of Dhenkanal, Ghuguni near Baji Rout Chowk and snacks.

Always carry a camera or handy cam to capture the beautiful moments and natures poses during the visit. Ensure proper battery charger, and the memory card took. Never miss shopping all the traditional tribal handicrafts at Kapilash, the straw art of Jirala or horn work of Dhenkanal district and famous products that the hill station is known.

While booking tickets, check the availability of hotels in Dhenkanal near Railway station. Like other small cities Dhenkanal has different quality of hotels in various budget and facilities, please talk to them before finalizing. After booking done, do not forget to inform them your train timing, so that they can pick you from station to hotel.

Hotels in dhenkanal

Hotel Surya, Dhenkanal

Here we are providing you a listing of hotels below to choose:

  • Surya Hotel
  • Dabakanya
  • Nirupama
  • Sakuntala
  • Sagar Sangam
  • R K Regency
  • Srikrishna Lodge
  • Sai Funny Guest House

 

There is some Govt accommodation available, but those need to be prior approval from Govt authorities. Here is the list below:

  • Circuit House
  • Inspection Bunglow
  • Zilla Parisad Bunglow

Hope this will help you. If still you need any help feel free to tweet us at Dhenkanaltown

Dhenkanal tourist places and food attract more visitors

Dhenkanal located on National Highway connecting Cuttack with Sambalpur. Dhenkanal is a district of Odisha. There are many numbers of famous tourist places.

It is the gateway toward one of the eldest forest covers of Orissa which houses the elephants, wild animals and various varieties of birds and beasts.

Bordered by Kendujhar to the north, Jajpur to the east, Angul to the west and Cuttack to the south, Dhenkanal is a lovely city of the state Odisha.

The old town of Dhenkanal in Odisha is a delicious mix of nature, spirituality, and history. Unusually will you find a city replete with characteristics of all? Don’t miss the chance to visit Orissa’s most famous tourist spots.

Thousands of travelers come to visit different attractions of Dhenkanal. Between all tourist places of Kapilash Temple is favorite of all.

The peak of Kapilas is at an altitude of 2,150 ft, differently acknowledged as Kailash of Odisha.

Also a site of spectacular beauty, Saptasajya is located at Dhenkanal which is also a picnic spot which situated at a distance of about 11 Km from the town, Visitors can go for adventurous trekking to the nearby hills to experience the wild roads.

Astasambhu Temple located in Kualo Dhenkanal is an ancient temple track back to about 1400 years ago which situated at a distance of 72 km from central town.

Kualo or Karamula was the old capital of Dhenkanal. Kualo located in the northern range of Dhenkanal town at a distance of 32 Km on the right side of river Brahmani. The kingdom ruled by the Shulki king who holds Stamba epithets. They were the feudatories of the Bahmukar king, and their God continued to be Lord Shiva. Therefore we observe eight Shiva temples at Kualo identified as Ashta Sambhu.

The kingdom ruled by the Shulki king who holds Stamba epithets. They were the feudatories of the Bahmukar king, and their God continued to be Lord Shiva. Therefore we observe eight Shiva temples at Kualo identified as Ashta Sambhu.

These eight Shiva lingams are known as – Kanakeswar, Swapneswar, Aisneswar, Kapileswar, Baidyanatheswar, Baneswar and Lokanatheswar.

Dhenkanal Hills

Saptasajya Road

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Dhenkanal railway station which serves Dhenkanal district in the Indian state of Odisha. As per history, Dhenkanal railway station was developed in 1922 when Talcher coalfield linked to Howrah Chennai line. Now the station well connected to the main cities but still a long way to go, which we may see in future if some better Government come into power.

Airport
The nearest airport of Dhenkanal is at Bhubaneswar which is approximately 90 Kilometers away from our district head quarter.

Food
Dhenkanal is Odisha Famous for Bara which made of black gram plus rice. It has a distinctive taste & aroma. Any tourist visit here if he does not taste it, all tour looks incomplete.

Best Tourist and Picnic Spots in Dhenkanal

In every Winter season we are always looking for some fun and travel. Because, this is the season when we need direct sunlight and in daytime we want to roam outsite of our house. So, little bit travelling and picnic is the ideal choice in this season. Because, we are all busy with our day to day life and not have much time to thinking about grand trip everytime. In Dhenkanal, you can find lots of nearby locations where you will make a short trip or picnic with spending a single day. Following are the well known places where you can make a plan to visit with family and friends:

  • Kamakhyadevi Temple
  • Kapilas Temple
  • Mahimagadi Joranda
  • Saptasajya Temple
  • Siddha Balaram Temple
  • Kanakeswar Temple (Kualo)
  • Naganatheswar Temple
  • Shri Kunjakant Temple
  • Saranga
  • Dandadhar
  • Ladagada
Kapilash Temple of Dhenkanal

Kapilash Temple of Dhenkanal

Sura Pratap Sruti Pitha A Notable Place in Dhenkanal City

Dhenkanal have vast greenery and tourism places like kapilash, Sapatasajya, but in side our town we have few which visitor must see like Sura Pratap Sruti Pitha, Baji Raut Chaka, Raj Prasad, Nuapokhari and many temples.

This place is easy to reach as this come on your way to on Samabalpur to Cuttack if you do not take the Bypass and go inside Dhenkanal market.

sura-pratap-sruti-pitha

Nageswar Temple Deualasahi, Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal have many small temples but this is unique one which we love to visit. Best part is this situated on a triangle road, whether you go towards sankarpur or bhapur, this comes on a joint near deulasahi.

Best part is this Shiva Temple celebrate all major parba with properly and organized way. Shiva Ratri celebration is the best one after kapilash, devotees from all corner of our city come here for puja.

Nageswara Mandira

Nageswara Mandira

Anantashayana Vishnu, Saranga unknown to most of the tourist

Anantashayana Vishnu is located at a small place called Sarang in odisha and most of us do not know about it because of lack of information on it on web.

This wonder is not far from all of you, it is at 60 KM from Dhenkanal, and just situated at 7 KM from Talcher. You can take bus from most of the places to this place, even we have train communication to talcher.

Enjoy and share this to all your friend and relatives.

Anantashayana Vishnu

Anantashayana Vishnu, Saranga

Famous Tourism Places you can visit around Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal surrounded with many temples outside of it and they are not very far from the town. Here are the list of places which you can visit in your weekend.

  • Sai Ganesh
  • Balaram temple
  • Bramhanidevi
  • Budhi thakurani – by pass
  • Pachimeshwar
  • Kapilash
  • sai asharam
  • Joranda
  • saptasajya
  • Astasambhu
  • Ananta Sayana- talcher
  • Ramchandi – gudiakateni
  • Hingula
  • Bhimkand
  • Deulajhari
  • Naganatheswar temple:
  • Charchika
  • Deulajhari
Deulajhari temple

Deulajhari temple

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.

The magic of Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal is a quiet little town in the middle of nowhere, Odisha. Surrounded by little hills that are small enough to tempt you to climb them and large enough for you to spend hours staring at them, Dhenkanal has the charm of the medieval times. Interestingly however in a location where constructions are so far and few between, the region has excellent roads that ensures a constant tourist flow. There are several places to see around the region and one of the biggest highlights is the mysterious and famed Kapilash temple, located on the top of a hill that you have to climb more than 1500 steps to reach.

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Beauty of dhenkanal

In spite of the sparse population and an extremely laid back nature to the district, Dhenkanal has some of the best colleges in Odisha and in fact, India. The IIMC (Indian Institute of Mass Communication) is one such example.

The right time to visit Dhenkanal is during the Laxmi Puja in October when the entire town comes alive. Unlike the carnival during Durga Puja in the neighbouring state of Bengal, Odisha has a much longer and sustained celebration during Laxmi Puja that goes on over two weeks. Families and communities come together to celebrate this event and you can understand the spirit of the festival weeks ahead when the frequency of guests coming over for chit chat increases.

Dhenkanal also boasts of an extended market place that sells everything one can imagine available in a metro. For people looking to collect authentic Odiya artefacts, sample the most genuine Odiya cuisine or experience the true culture of the state, Dhenkanal is the place to be.

Teak Garden in Saptasajya going to be a Tourism Destination

DHENKANAL: The teak wood garden at Saptasajya here will soon be opened to public as an eco-tourism site. The garden has hundreds of teak plants that were planted during the British rule. Saptasajya is a valley surrounded by seven hills and has been luring thousands of visitors every day.

The Forest Department has decided to complete the eco-tourism site by year-end. Components like accommodation units, rest rooms for tourists, cafeterias, landscaping and beautification of the site are in the pipeline as a part of the project. At present, landscaping is being undertaken inside the teak garden which spreads over 30 acres of land.

Teak trees that were grown by the Britishers in Saptasajya at Dhenkanal I Express Photo

According to records of the Forest Department, the British grew these trees 72 years back. At least 2003 teak saplings were planted out of which, 156 were damaged in the 1999 Supercyclone and 2013 Phailin. The remaining trees provide a green canopy to the picnic site and enrich the ambience. To protect these trees, the Forest Department has even deployed a group of forest guards accompanied by a ranger and termed the place as a reserve forest.

In 2004-06, the then Collector Usha Padhee had planted 142 varieties of medicinal plants in the teak garden. After the Phailin, only 72 varieties of plants survived.

Divisional Forest Officer PK Sahoo said the teak trees were grown by the British in the forest and all efforts are being made to protect those and plant more. He said the State Government has sanctioned `40 lakh for the eco-tourism complex in Saptasajya, but another `20 lakh is likely to be spent for completion of the project.

Published by newindianexpress

Nature’s Beauty Dhenkanal District on Rainy Season

Dhenkanal District is full of hills and all roads passes through many trees. If you travel around the district in rainy season, you will be surprised to see the mountains and small hills touching clouds. This is not lesser than any hill station in our country.

Come Learn and Enjoy.

Beautiful hills of dhenkanal district

Beautiful hills of dhenkanal district

An evening trip in Dhenkanal Town

It’s a great experience for me. Today in the evening me and my best friend take a bike ride through out the Dhenkanal town. And it’s raining too, we enjoyed to much and have seen number of major places of Dhenkanal. Like Dhenkanal Police Station, Income Tax office, Balaram Temple, Collector Office, Market, Hospital, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Dhenkanal Station etc. And enjoy with hot tea and chena poda ahh.. yammi.

Collector Office,Dhenkanal

Collector Office,Dhenkanal

 

Scooters Going to be a museum piece in India

Once upon a time scooters seen on each family home and known as a family bike in india. But as our technology changing, with time indian roads now full of bikes from top sellers like Bajaj, Hero and Yamaha.

Now if someone drive by a scooter in any part of country, people head turns like we saw it for the first and last time. Now a old scooter either goes to back yard of house or sold in range of 1000 to 3000 rupees. Still some people have them with pride. Time and Technology changing very fast. Do you have one scooter?

Scooters on indian road

A Scooter Passing near dhenkanal

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