About Orissa and its Districts
Tourist places in Mayurbhanj District, Orissa
About Orissa and its Districts
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Mayurbhanj district is an important tourist place. Simlipal Sanctuary, waterfalls, forests and many picnic spots of Mayurbhanj attracts many visitors.
Mayurbhanj district is located in the north side of Orissa. Mayurbhanj is famous for
Simlipal Wildlife Sanctuary
. Tourists from other places come to Mayurbhanj to visit Simlipal and also to see other scenic places of this district.
Places to see in Mayurbhanj, Orissa
Simlipal National Park
Simlipal is located at a distance of 17 km from the district headquarter
. The Simlipal wildlife sanctuary and national park is spread over a very big area. There is a
at Simlipal. The deep forests of Simlipal and lot of animals of different species are the biggest attraction of this place. The grassy lands and hundreds of birds sitting on trees are worth watching. Tourists can enjoy the amazing view of this place while walking inside the park. The
at Simlipal are another major attractions for tourists.
The village Devagram of Mayurbhanj is popularly known as Deogaon. The village is situated on the bank of the
. There are ruins of some old temples are seen at this place. Old stone shrines of Shiva Lingam, Lord Ganesh, Goddess Parvati are found in this village temple. Deogaon is 50 km away from Baripada. This place has a scenic view and is a ideal picnic spot.
Kichakeswari temple at Khiching
The temple of Maa Kichakeswari situated in the village Khiching of Mayurbhanj is a famous temple. There is also
near the temple where some old status, sculptures, arts etc are kept preserved.
The pool Bhimkund in the
is located near the Booring village of Mayurbhanj. Stone walls surround the pool from each side. Bhimkund has a mythological importance as it is believed that the second Pandav 'Bhim' took bath in 'Bhimkund' during their exile. People visit this place to enjoy picnic.
Lulung is located 30 km away from Baripada. This place attracts many visitors for it's scenic view. This is an ideal place for peoples who love adventure and also for those who love nature. This place is also known for the stone utensils.
Baidyanath Temple, Manatri
The Baidyanath (Lord Shiva) temple is situated at a distance of 40 km from Baripada. The temple has a beautiful architecture and on the walls of the temple, description about the Mayurbhanj Royal Family is written in Oriya script. The river Gangahar and water channels surround the temple from three sides. Thousands of people gather at this temple during Shivratri Festival.
Deokund is a beautiful place. There are forest,
and hills which give a scenic and panoramic view of this place. There is a temple of Maa Ambika on the top of the hill.
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