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Keonjhar, the district headquarters of the district of Keonjhar offers varieties of attractions to the tourists. It is the most convenient base from where visitors can plan their visit to various places of interest in the district.

Places of tourist interest in Keonjhar : Vishnu Temple, Jagannath Temple, and on its outskirts the shrines of Siddha Jagannath, Siddha Kali, Ghatagaon and Panchabati amidst picturesque settings.

Best time to visit : October to March

Approach : By road and rail.

Stay : Stay arrangements can be done with the local hotels.

Name

Telephone

Hotel Plaza

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Gayatri Guest House

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Labanya Bhawan

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Hotel Baral

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Hotel Mayur

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Approach : By road and rail.

Best time to visit : October to June

Fairs and Festivals of the region :

Fairs / Festivals

Place

Period

Makara Sankranti

Murga Mahadev

January

Baruni Yatra

Gonasika

February - March

Chaitra Parba

Tarini PithaGhatagaon

April

Raja Sankranti

Sitabinji

June

Places around Keonjhar

Sitabinji

Khandadhar

Sanghagara

Badghagera

Gonasika

Murga Mahadeva

* Distance from Keonjhar

Sitabinji
(30 km )*

Situated on the river Sita, the spot has gained prominence for the ancient fresco painting on a rock shelter called "Ravan Chhaya" which is like a half opened umbrella. The painting depicts a royal procession.

Khandadhar
(60 km)*
 

It is famous for a waterfall of about 500 ft in height amidst lush green forests. It is an ideal place for picnic.

Sanghagara
(5 km )*

It is a small but beautiful waterfall, suitable for an outing.

Badghagara
(10 km)*
 

It is yet another small but exciting waterfall. It is one of the most popular picnic spots of Keonjhar district.

Gonasika
(45 km )*

Surrounded by a series of valleys and wooded hills of varying colours, the place is famous as a center of pilgrimage for the temple of Brahmeswar Mahadev, established on the river Vaitarani. In fact, this is the place from where the river starts flowing. A little away from the point of origin, the river goes under ground and hence called Guptaganga, only to be seen jumping after a short distance over a stone projection looking like the nostril of a cow. The scenic beauty of the place is simply charming.

Murga Mahadeva
(70 km )*

Situated near the Thakurani Hills in Champua subdivision by the side of a perennial spring, it is famous for the temple of Murga Mahadeva.

Tourist Information Offices :
Tourist Office : Madhapur,Near Check-Gate, Keonjhar-758001, Ph:(06766) 55218

Need more info? Contact
The Director
Dept. of Tourism, Paryatan Bhawan, Museum Campus, Bhubaneswar - 751 014
Tel.No. (674) 2432177 email: ortour@orissatourism.gov.in