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

Travel
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.

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

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.

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Anantashayana Vishnu

Anantashayana Vishnu, Saranga

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.

Temples around Dhenkanal Town

Dhenkanal Town have many small temples and places to visit. In Our District we have famous temples for God Shiva which attract thousands of tourist each year.

Some of temples are:

  1. Pachimeswar Temple
  2. Sanischar Mandir, Godidihi
  3. Sidha Ramachandi, Nadhara
  4. Goukanekeswar Mandir, Nadhara
  5. Baladevajeu Mandir (Deula Sahi)
  6. Kunjakanta Mandir (Kunjakanta)
  7. Sundarasuni Mandir (Bypass Chawk)
  8. Dakhinakali Mandir (Dakhinakali Road)
  9. Kapilash Temple
  10. Sita-ram Mandir, Saptasajya-Dhenkal
  11. Mahima Alekha Gadi, Joranda
  12. Shiva Mandir, Jeebankhol (Jharagadia )
  13. Sai Temple, Datatreya, Kapilas Road
  14. Matrupitha, Barada
  15. Parmeswar Temple (Hatura)
  16. Budheswar Temple,Bhuban
  17. Satsang Srimandir, Dhenkanal

 

Mandira in dhenkanal town

Pachimeswar Temple, Near Bhapur, Dhenkanal

Tourism Places around Dhenkanal town

Dhenkanal is a hill town and best to travel when you visit odisha. Now as govt of india promoting tourism places, dhenkanal got attention from people around the globe.

There are couple of best places in and out of dhenkanal town which you should visit:

  1. Saptasajya
  2. Jeenankhol
  3. Kapilash
  4. Joranda
  5. Pachimeswar Temple

 

Odisha Tourism

Places to see in Dhenkanal

These places can be covered in one day. So please book your hotel here before visit and enjoy natural beauty of dhenkanal.