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Berhampur – Abode Of Lord Brahma


Berhampur is the name that the British colonialists gave the city. The city has recently been renamed as Brahmapur reflecting the Sanskrit influences in the original name of the city. While the efforts to Indianize the name are apparent, like all old habits, the name Berhampur remains for some unfathomable reason.

The name literally translates into Lord Brahma’s abode. The number of temples and the religious inclination of the locals justify the nomenclature of the city in the current day. Religious tourism in Berhampur contributes to the economy of the state.

Berhampur: The City Of Silk

Berhampur is located in the Ganjam district of Orissa, and has been nicknamed as the city of silk. Berhampur is one of the largest and also oldest cities of Orissa. The cultural backdrop that creates the unique experience today is attributed to its past.

The intricate silk sarees called the Berhampur patta is a souvenir that is unique and reminiscent of the many influences that make the city what it is today. Handloom and jewellery showrooms dot the landscape of the city.

Berhampur: A Beach Retreat Like No Other

Berhampur offers a beach lover's retreat like never before. The sights and sounds include much more than just the same old sun, sand and surf. Temples, culture, cuisine and theatre are all unique to Berhampur and make for a vacation that is worthwhile. Tourism in Berhampur is a versatile entity that offers a little getaway for every individual.

Tourist Places In And Around Berhampur

Tourism in Berhampur is flourishing because of the panoptic nature of sounds and sights in and around the area. The density of temples in and around Berhampur makes the city a true temple town.

The Bankeswari, Kulada, Narayani, Mahendragiri, Maa Budhi Thakurani Temple, Taratarini Temple, Buguda Biranchinarayan Temple, Balkumari Temple and Mantridi Siddha Bhairavi Temple are some of the famous temples in the region.

Taptapani is a hot spring in which visitors can take a dip and experience the heat emanating from the core of the earth. The Aryapalli Beach is a pristine oasis of ocean spray and endless days of warm breeze located 30 km outside of Berhampur.

Best Time To Visit Berhampur

The best time to visit Berhampur would be between October and June when the weather is pleasant.

How To Reach Berhampur

Berhampur is well connected to most of the major cities in India either by road, air or railway. The closest airport is in Bhubaneswar and it is well connected by both railways and roadways to Berhampur.

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How to Reach Berhampur

  • By Road
    The National Highway network of India connects the largest cities often through well maintained roads. Flying to Bhubaneswar and then taking either the road or the railway is a good option. By road, Berhampur is located two and a half hours away from Bhubaneswar. Puri is also well connected to Berhampur by road, 3 hours away.
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  • By Train
    Berhampur, a part of the East coast railway network, is well connected to the rest of India by the railway system. Berhampur is a major stop en route the Kolkata Chennai train. The railway network is the best way to see a lot of Orissa via one vacation.
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  • By Air
    Flying to Bhubaneswar is the easiest airborne route to Berhampur. The airport is well connected to major city airports in the South and the North. Major airlines including Indian Airlines and Indigo airlines fly regularly between cities in the South and Bhubaneswar. Railway and road connections between Berhampur and Bhubaneswar are well established.
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