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Odisha Tourism – The Artistic Town of Dharamgarh

By Manoj

Dharamgarh is known as the granary of Odisha. It is one of the leading rice producing centre in Odisha.

The town has many old temples here and attracts tourists who come to explore them. The lofty hills, dense forests, beautiful waterfalls and open spaces attracts tourists to this place.

Tourists come here to be in the arms of nature and enjoy the picturesque view of the place. You can explore this town and enjoy spending time in the paddy fields.

The people here are very welcoming and are always happy to have guests. So pack your bags and head to the serene town of Dharamgarh.


The town of Junagarh is famous for the ancient temples here. There is an old temple here dedicated to Goddess Lankeswari who is believed to be the Goddess of war.

Other temples in the vicinity include Dadhi Baman, Bhairav Gudi and Kanak Durga. Durga Puja and Ganesh Chaturthi are the major festivals celebrated at Junagarh.

Tourists come from far and wide to this small town to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and to explore these unexplored land.


A temple in Junagarh.
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Mukhiguda is home to some exotic locations. The famous Indravati Dam is located here and it is India's largest and Asia's second largest power house.

The natural surroundings of the dam attracts many nature lovers here. It is an ideal place to head to for a picnic with your family and also you can go boating here.

Sri Aurobindo Relics Centre

The Sri Aurobido Relic Centre that houses the relics of Sri Maa and Sri Aurobindo. It has got a Education Centre here where tourists can learn about Sri Aurobindo and his life.

Devotees come here to pay their respect to Sri Maa and to meditate in this silent ambiance.

Sri Aurobindo Relics Centre

Relics at the ashram. 
Photo Courtesy: Sriaurobindokendra

How to Reach Dharamgarh

By Air: The nearest airport to Dharamgarh is the Raipur Airport in Chattisgarh which is around 239 km away. It is well connected to other major cities in the country.

By Train: The nearest railhead is the Kesinga Railway Station which is around 80 km away. This station is connected to all the major cities of the state and the country as well.

By Road: Dharamgarh is one of the major tourist destinations in Odisha and hence is well connected to all the major places of the state. State owned buses and private luxury buses are available from Bhubaneswar and Cuttack to reach Dharamgarh.

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