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Kalahandi - Treasure Land Of Prehistoric Civilisation


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 the 12th century.

Many picturesque hills along with cascading waterfalls add to the beauty of the town. Several archaeological 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 are famous worldwide.

Tourist Places In And Around Kalahandi

Kalahandi tourism offers its visitors some exotic locations of interesting history and exquisite natural beauty. Asurgarh is a place where traces of human settlement from 2000 years ago could be found. Gudahandi is a hill that houses some marvellous 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 Shastri Stadium is also located here where various sports and fairs are organised.

How To Reach Kalahandi

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.

Best Time To Visit Kalahandi

The best time to visit Kalahandi is during the monsoon season.

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How to Reach Kalahandi

  • By Road
    Two major National Highway 201 and 217 pass through Kalahandi. Many state run buses are readily available which connects all the major cities like Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Sambalpur etc. Several private buses are also available. It takes around 120 rupees to reach Kalahandi from Bhubaneswar.
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  • By Train
    The Kesinga Railway Station is the nearest railway station which lies in close vicinity to Kalahandi. It is well connected to all the major cities of India including Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata and Chennai. So reaching Kalahandi through rail is not a problem. Several tour packages offered by various travel companies can help anyone reach the desired destination from the railway station.
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  • By Air
    One can travel to Kalahandi by air either from the Raipur Airport which is 259 kms away or from the Vishakapatnam airport which is 341 km away. The Bhubaneswar airport which is 450km away is another option. One can board a bus from these airports and reach Kalahandi.
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