Dhenkanal Tour & Travel Guide

Dhenkanal - its fairs and festivals (Gajalaxmi Puja)

Dhenkanal District, bearing a core position in the Geo-Political map of the East Indian state of Orissa, is known for several religious movements and renowned temples. One of the famous centre for religious moments located in the region is 'Mahima Dharma' that is working for over 100 years, expanding over across India. The district got fame for the religious movement of the medieval period. The district is believed to have been named after the Savara Chief Dhenka who formerly ruled over the region.

One of the major attractions of the district is the famous Kapilash Hill popularly known as the 'Kailash' of Utkal. The hilltop houses Lord Chandrasekhar Mahadev Temple. Bordering Keonjhar in the North, Jajpur in the East, Cuttack in the South and Angul in the West, the district generally has hot climate conditions with high humidity during the months of April and May and the weather is cold during the months of December and January, and enjoys monsoon generally in June.

The dense forest and a broad range of hills are the natural wonders to attract tourists from all over the world, also providing the agricultural district the title of the 'Home of elephants and tigers for the country'. Dhenkanal District bears many large scale industries including Nilachal Refractories, Utkal Asbestos Ltd, Odisha Polyfibres Ltd and Shakti Sugar.

Dhenkanal's nearest airport is at Bhubaneswar, 99 km away, connecting it to New Delhi, Calcutta, Chennai, Mumbai, Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad and Nagpur. Dhenkanal has its Railway Station on Southeast Railway. Regular bus services through NH 55 connect Dhenkanal to Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Puri, Rourkela, Sambalpur and Raipur, among others.

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