Top Tourist Attractions in Sambalpur
In the Indian state of Odisha, Sambalpur is the fifth biggest city. Sambalpur is one of India’s oldest cities, having settlements dating back to the prehistoric period. The region is recognised for its internationally acclaimed textile weaving designs and textiles, which are referred as locally as Baandha. Sambalpur is well-renowned for its hand-woven textiles, also known as Sambalpuri Textile. It is well-known across the world for its distinctive pattern, style, and texture.
Best Places to Visit in Sambalpur
- Hirakud Dam
- Ghanteswari Temple
- Gudguda Waterfall
- Samaleswari Temple
- Huma, the Leaning Temple of Lord Shiva
Best Time to Visit Sambalpur
How to Reach Sambalpur
Swami Vivekananda International Airport in Raipur (265 km) and Biju Pattnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar are the closest airports (300 K.M). A new airport is being built at Jharsuguda’s industrial development (50 km) and the nearest air strip is in Jamadarpali (10 K.M)
East Coast Railways has a divisional headquarters at Sambalpur. Sambalpur is served by four railway stations: Sambalpur (Khetrajpur), Sambalpur Road (Fatak), Hirakud, and Sambalpur City. There are direct train connections to all of India’s metros and major cities.
National Highway 6, which connects Mumbai and Kolkata, goes through Sambalpur, while National Highway 42 connects Sambalpur to Bhubaneswar. There are two bus stops (government and private). The government bus stop is located near Laxmi Talkies Chhaka, while the private bus stop is located at Ainthapali, about 3 km away from the government bus stop. The private stand provides more frequent service to the area’s major cities. Taxis and auto rickshaws are available for excursions and visiting points of interest.