Kalahandi is a district in Odisha rich in history and culture. Located on the confluence of the rivers Uttei and Tel, Kalahandi is a home to some very ancient temples of extensive architectural excellence dating back to 12th Century.
Many picturesque hills along with cascading waterfalls add to the beauty of the town. Several archeological evidences dating back to Stone Age and Iron Age were found here.
The Kalahandi Utsav is celebrated every year and showcases fine art, culture, music and handicrafts which is famous worldwide.
Kalahandi tourism offers its visitors some exotic locations of interesting history and exquisite natural beauty. Asurgarh is a place where traces of human settlement of 2000 years ago could be found. Gudahandi is a hill that marvels some ancient paintings inside its caves. Rabandarh is a beautiful waterfall whereas Mohangiri is home to an ancient Shiva Temple with some scenic natural beauty. The Lal Bahadur Shashtri Stadium is also located here where various sports and fairs are organized.
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Kalahandi is well connected with all the major cities of Odisha. It can be easily reached by train and flight as well through Kesinga Railway Station and Bhubaneswar Airport respectively.
The best time to visit Kalahandi is during the monsoon season.