Ansupa is a freshwater lake with breathtaking natural beauty. It is situated on the left bank of Mahanadi river in the Cuttack district of Odisha. It lies at a distance of 52 km from the city of Cuttack.
The huge lake covering 141 hectare area is one of the major freshwater lakes of India. The lake with a unique shape of a horseshoe is a high point of tourist attraction. The beauty of the lake is increased during the winter season when the migratory birds take shelter in the lake. The Saranda Hills and the greenery of bamboo and mango trees standing nearby add to the visual attractiveness of the lake.
Apart from the natural beauty, the lake also offers a few activities for the visitors. One can enjoy boating and fishing in the waters of the lake. The lake can be visited throughout the year.
Bhimkund is a beautiful place to visit for picnic and outing. It is situated 100 km from the district headquarters of the Keonjhar district. The place is a famous natural water reservoir situated on the river Baitarani. There is a myth which is associated with the name of the reservoir.
The locals do claim that Bhima who is the second Pandava in Mahabharata had a bath in this reservoir and this is the reason why the place is named so. The reservoir has two storeys. There are many who believe that it is because of this fact that two waterfalls are above one another in this place.
The place has a special historical significance also. The reservoir is situated at the borders of the two districts, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj and is a very famous place to hang out during the winter months. People who love photography often come here to find a suitable subject for their passion.
Chandipur Beach tops the list of places of attractions in Chandipur. This mystical beach is one of the wonders of nature. The amazing phenomenon of the water receding the beach within a few minutes and again flooding the beach in another couple of minutes is worth experiencing.
This happens twice a day due to the high and low tides occurring during a certain interval of time. During low tide, the water recedes away whereas during high tide it again returns.
The sand dunes and the green Casuarina trees present on the beach add to the captivating scenic beauty of the Chandipur Beach. The red crabs and horse-shoe crabs have made their dwellings in the beach.
Dokri Chanchra is located 20 km away from Dharamgarh. It is a gushing waterfall that is dramatically located amidst the folds of green wood and gurgling mountains. The panoramic view of the water plunging out from the cliff of the mountain and thundering down to collect itself into a pool is worth watching.
Many people come here to marvel at the sight. Adventure lovers come here for trekking. The place remains cool and pleasant all year round but a heavy influx of tourists can be seen during Christmas or New Year when they come here for picnic.