Gonasika is a famous hill situated in the Keonjhar District of Orissa. The place is considered to be the origin of the River Baitarani and has a rich historical value. The place is located at a distance of just 45 km from the district headquarters of Keonjhar and it takes half an hour by car to reach the place from the district headquarters. The place is very famous as the temple of Brahmeshwar Mahadev is situated here.
The River Baitarani flows underground after flowing a bit from the point of its origin. The river is seen again after it covers a short distance underground and the entire journey resembles the nostril of a cow. The place is absolutely perfect for a weekend vacation with friends and family. Moreover, there are conducted tours offered by the Government as well where the guides give proper description of the place to all the tourists.