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.

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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.

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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 and elephants in around the district

Elephant and tigers are disapperaring all over india but in dhenkanal district we can see elephants easily on road if we travel towards Kapilash  or Bhapur road after evening. They pass on these main roads with their group.

Take care and look side of roads if you travel late at night, they may attack you.

Elephants on dhenkanal road

Elephants on dhenkanal road

 

 

Hight Court Notice on Improving Inter-dist Bus Service between Dhenkanal and Cuttack

CUTTACK: The Orissa High Court on Wednesday issued notice to State Commerce and Transport department on providing adequate bus service from Cuttack to Dhenkanal as well as improving passenger conveniences at Badambadi bus stand.

 Treating a letter petition filed by one Asita Prasad Tripathy, chairman of Siddha Mahabir Pratisthan, Dhenkanal, as PIL, the division bench of Justice P Mohanty and Justice B Mohanty directed the department to file its response.

 The petition drew the attention of the HC to the plight of passengers travelling between the two cities.

 The petitioner has appealed to the court to direct the Government for extension of city bus service from Cuttack to Dhenkanal with at least three rounds a day. He has also requested to issue instructions to the buses plying during night to enter Dhenkanal town and stop at the town bus stand.

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Bus Service in Dhenkanal town

 The petitioner alleged that passengers from Dhenkanal were subjected to discrimination by buses at Badambadi bus stand. As a majority of the buses go to Angul, Dhenkanal passengers are not allowed inside till most of the seats are occupied by those going to Angul and Talcher.

 The pressing problem was also taken up earlier at the Transport Secretary-level with a high-level meeting deciding on 20 per cent reservation of seats for Dhenkanal passengers. However, the decisions are yet to be implemented.

To make the woes of passengers worse, night plying buses did not enter the town and they disembarked passengers at the bypass subjecting them to severe inconveniences in the late hours.

 The petitioner also called upon the High Court to direct the Government to start City bus service between Cuttack and Dhenkanal. There should also be a fare revision considering the distance between Cuttack and Dhenkanal, Tripathy submitted

Source: New Indian Express

Gajlaxmi palace of Dhenkanal Town

Gajlaxmi palace is the official palace of the Singhdeo dynasty of Dhenkanal princely state, India which Built by the Singhdeo dynasty of Dhenkanal, this palace is located in the heart of Dhenkanal town of Odisha. The renovated old building is currently turned to be a tourist resort, where Bengali feature film Royal Bengal Rahasya was shot in this palace.

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Dhenkanal Palace, Source: Wikipedia

Trains Running Through Dhenkanal Station

Dhenkanal is now going to be industrial hub and more visitors coming to our town. Apart from bus services people depends upon trains to travel daily to nearby cities. Most of cities connected to dhenkanal rail but frequency is still a issue for dhenkanal public.

We hope in coming more trains will flow through dhenkanal railway station and help us travel.

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Trains running through dhenkanal

Dhenkanal city map – A Place with many attractions

Dhenkanal map was always give us proud from past. Our place known for laxmi puja, kapilash temple, joranda and many more. In map of odisha dhenkanal taken center stage and attract more visitor because city map was on the national highway which connect us both to cuttack and sambalpur.

Map of anyplace is important to visit a city. Now you can find all details in Google Map on Internet which can found easily through GPS Application. All major towns connected with our town like angul, cuttack, nuapatna, kamakyanagar, choudwar, Bhubaneswar with bus and railway services.

As per 2011 counting on census dhenkanal have a population of 1,192,948 which have 53% of Males and rest women. But Literacy rate is high in our district among other districts.

Now as our country going though a new process with new Govt, lets see how dhenkanal can progress and people can see our map bright in world map.

 

Dhenkanal town map

Dhenkanal City Map and your guide

Distance from Dhenkanal to other Places in Odisha and India

Dhenkanal attracts thousands of travellers whole year because of places like kaplash, saptasajya, joranda, pachimeswar, palace in town and other historical places.

Each year tourist came from odisha, outside india and other part of country to visit here. We should give proper respect and care to them. Odisha tourism department working on it but need more on it.

Let’s See other Cities towns and places near dhenkanal and distance from here:

  • Angul: 60 KM
  • Cuttack: 53 KM
  • Bhubaneswar: 80 KM
  • Puri: 130 KM
  • Sambalpur: 220 KM
  • Jharsuguda: 270 KM
  • Kolkata: 480 Kilometers

 

Reach dhenkanal

Distance map of dhenkanal

Both you can reach here by bus and train, all major towns in india connected to these services. But if you are coming from other part of county, the nearest airport is Bhubaneswar which is not very far you can book a cab to reach here.

Reach dhenkanal town

Way to 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.