Sambalpur

Sambalpur is an attractive weekend destination situated in the state of Odisha. It is famous for the Samaleswari Temple and Sambalpuri Sari. Hirakud Dam, the longest dam in Asia built across Mahanadi River is located 16 km from the heart of the city. Another tourist spot is the Buro Shib Mandir. The temple is situated on top of a small hill. One has to climb around 200 steps to reach the temple. The view of the city and Mahanadi river from the top is awe inspiring. Other attractions include Patneswari Temple, Jagannath Temple and Brahmaputra Anantasajya Mandir.

Hirakud Dam
Nearby Attractions

You can also visit Ghanteswari Temple and Chiplima Waterfalls. If you are a jungle lover you would find it interesting to visit Badrama Wildlife Sanctuary, 50 km from Sambalpur. The leaning temple of Huma is another sightseeing attraction, 32 km from the city.

How to Reach

Trains are running from Howrah to Sambalpur.

Accommodation

OTDC Panthanivas, Tariff - Rs. 700-1400. Tel: 0663-2411282.

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