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Travel to the Temple Town of Dharamgarh

By Prashant

The Temple Town of Dharamgarh is located in Kalahandi district of Odisha and is known for its ancient temples. This beautiful town in Odisha is surrounded by towering mountains, beautiful view of cascading waterfalls thus making it an ideal place for nature lovers and for a pilgrimage visit.

From the breathtaking view of Ampani waterfalls to the holy relic of Sri Aurobindo, this beautiful town of Dharamgarh is recommended on your travel itinerary when visitin Odisha.

Bhimkhoj Shiva Temple

A view of the Shiva Temple

Photo Courtesy: Digpatra

Tourists come here to be in the arms of nature and enjoy the picturesque view of the place. The main attractions of this place are Sri Aurobindo Relic Centre, Mukhiguda and houses some of the ancient temples like Shiva Temple, Danteswari Temple Budhharaja Temple and Sri Jagannath temple.

Visit these attractions in Dharamgarh and make your trip more enjoyable and memorable. Here is a travel guide to the temple town of Dharamgarh.

Sri Aurobindo Relic Centre

Travellers coming to Dharamgarh should visit the Sri Aurobido Relic Centre that houses the relics of Sri Maa and Sri Aurobindo. It has got an Education Centre where travellers can learn about Sri Aurobindo and his life.

Aurobindo Relic Centre

An entrance view to the Relic Centre
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A must visit attraction in Dharamgarh, Mukhiguda is known for Indravati Dam and is India's largest and Asia's second largest power house. The dam is surrounded by lush greenary thus making it an ideal place for travellers to enjoy the scenic vistas of the dam. The reservoir facilitates boating and the amazing beauty of the location pulls many tourists and is an ideal place for picnics. Mukhiguda is a must visit location for anyone traveling to Dharamgarh.


Junagarh is located about 20 km from Dharamgarh and is known for its ancient temples. A very old temple known as the Lankeshwari Temple is located here. Other temples located close to Junagarh are Dadhi Baman, Bhairav Gudi and Kanak Durga. Junagarh is located far away from the hustle bustle of city life and is an ideal place for travellers who are looking for some quiet and peaceful time.

An ancient temple

A view of the ancient temple in Junagarh
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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 Rail: The nearest railhead is the Kesinga Railway Station which is around 80 km away.

By Road: State owned and private buses are available from other cities of Odisha to reach Dharamgarh. Taxi services are also available for travellers to reach the temple town of Dharamgarh from other cities of Odisha.

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