Tourist Places of Bolangir
The immense beauty and charm of the ancient temples surrounded by historical places are in itself an invitation for the tourists. Bolangir is one of the major commercial place located in the western part of Orissa. Guarded by the Gandhamardan Hills, Bolangir provides gratifying trekking experience and takes you back in time.
Ranipur jharial - The twin villages of Ranipur Jharial is a place one cant ignore to pay a visit for the temples. The place is famous for 64 yogini andvisnuTemples . The circular temple has 64 cells that once housed the artistic carvings of the 64 yoginis or goddesses.
Harisankara It is a noted placed for 15th centuary Bhairabi Temples devoted to God Vishnu. It is a celebrated pilgrimage situated on the southern slope of Gandhamardan Hills.
Other places of interest in and around Bolangir include the Radha Krishna Temple and Banhha Bata in Papakshya Ghat, the Kapilaswar temple in Charda, the Jogeswar Temple in Jogisarada and the temples at Sonepur located on the confluence of Mahanadi and Tel rivers casting a splendid view.
How to get there: How to get there: Conveniently connected with road and rail to all major towns of the state. Bolangir is 327 km from Bhubaneswar.
Best time to Visit : October to June
Ranipur- Jharial (104 km) Here you will find one among the four existing Hypaethral Temples dedicated to sixty-four Yoginis in lndia - a wonder in the world of archaeology, and a cluster of other temples.
Harishankar (81 km) On the southern slope of Gandhamardan hills, Harishankar, is a place of pilgrimage and rare scenic beauty with gurgling waterfalls.
Patnagarh (38 km) - The ancient capital of the kingdom of Patna, has some unique monuments.
Sonepur (48 km) - Located on the confluence of rivers Mahanadi and Tel, known as Paschima Lanka in scriptures, Sonepur is a nicely laid out town. It has a cluster of temples, each having a story of its own.