Balangir Tour & Travel Guide

Balangir - the cultural hub of Western Odisha

Bolangir District, also referred as Balangir District, is a rustic area lying in the western part of the East Indian state of Orissa. The district contains some big and small towns including Titlagarh, Patnagarh, Kantabhanji, Loisingha, Saintala, Belpada, Tushra, Agalpur, Deogaon, Chudapali, among others.

The district is named after the headquarters towns of Bolangir which was also the headquarters of the feudatory state of Patna since the 1880s. Edged by the Gandhamardan hills in the northwest, Balangir District is traversed by several hill streams. The place is known as the land of Tantrik culture. Having been experimented in the republican form of Government, the region was then conquered by Ramai Deo.

The natural beauty of the destination can be experience at many of the hill stations located in the region including Gandhamardan (3,296 ft), Butel (2,670 ft), Chahdli (2,630 ft), Thuta (2,056 ft), Bender (1,920 ft), Patpani, Chhatardandi and Matkhai (2,591). Main rivers and tributaries in the region are Mahanadi, Tel with Undar, Lanth, Sungadh and Sukhtel (Tributaries of the Tel), Ang, Jira and Saleshing.

The place is also known for its folk dances and festivals. The main festivals celebrated here are Sital Sasthi, Nuakhai, Bhaijuntia, Puajiuntia, Shiva Ratri Mela and Shrabana Purnima, among others. The spots of tourist interest at Bolangir include Patnagarh, Ranipur-Jharial, Saintala, Jogisarda, Turekela, Belpara, Chudapali, Harishankar And Madhiapali, among others.

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