May 24, 2022

8 Best Tourist Places in Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal Tourist Places

Top Tourist Attractions in Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal is a municipality and town in the Dhenkanal district of Odisha, India.

Best Places to Visit in Dhenkanal

  1. Dandadhar
  2. Kualo
  3. Saranga
  4. Saptasajya
  5. Joranda
  6. Kapilash
  7. Joranda
  8. Naganatheswar Temple

Dandadhar

Dandadhar, located 67 kilometres from Dhenkanal and 30 kilometres from Kamakshyanagar, is the site of an irrigation project on the Ramial River, making it a good location for trips. Its azure expanse of dazzling waters encased in a sun-kissed valley is a feast for the eyes. Winter Picnics are the best (December- February)

Kualo

Kualo is 72 kilometres from Dhenkanal, 45 kilometres from Angul, and 25 kilometres from Talcher town. It is famed for its temples devoted to Lord Kanakeswar, Baidyanath, Paschimeswar, Balunkeswar, and Kapileswar. Kanakeswar temple is approximately 24 metres high in its damaged condition and has some of the earliest instances of sculptures illustrating ancient temple construction activity in Odisha.

Saranga

The Anantasyi picture of Lord Vishnu, on the stony bed of the river Brahmani near Saranga, is 67 kilometres from Dhenkanal, 23 kilometres from Angul, and 3 kilometres from Talcher. As the crown and cover, the hoods of Ananta, the serpent monarch, extended around the head of Lord Vishnu. The primaeval lotus, which houses Brahma, the creator, emerges from Vishnu’s navel, the Supreme Being in profound ecstasy of his cosmic slumber in the waters of the Brahmani river.

Saptasajya

Saptasajya, a picturesque wonder, is located around 11 kilometres south of Dhenkanal town. Legend has claimed that the Pandavas lived portion of their incognito existence (Agnuata vasa) among these hills. The Raghunath temple, erected in honour of Lord Rama, Laxman, and Sita by Rani Ratnaprava Devi of Dhenkanal, draws big crowds every year on Ramanavami, which falls in the months of March and April. A little spring nearby adds to the natural charm of the area. It’s a great spot for a picnic and some downtime.

Joranda

Joranda is well-known as the religious centre of Mahima Dharma and is home to the samadhi of Mahima Gosain, the preacher and proponent of the Mahima Cult. Sunya Mandira, Dhuni Mandira, and Gadi Mandira are three other sacred tamples. Pilgrims from all around the world flock to the Joranda fair to celebrate. This fair is conducted every year on the full moon day of Magha, which falls in January or February.

Kapilash

At a height of roughly 457 metres, the highest mountain of the Kapilas range houses Lord Shiva’s temple, Chandrasekhar. The location is associated with Kailash, Lord Shiva’s mythological residence. The temple is reached through a staircase of 1,351 stairs and a ghat road. Thousands of pious people go to Kapilas during Mahasivaratri, the night dedicated to Lord Shiva, which occurs in the months of February and March. The hill has multiple caverns as well as the remnants of a mediaeval fort, which are frequented by pilgrims.

Some of the caverns are related with Pauranic occurrences, which are quite appealing to visitors. Shridhar Swami, the famed Bhagabat and Mahima Gosain commentator and founder of the Mahima Cult, is historically related with Kapilas. In addition, the Deer Park and Science Park are two other attractions that draw tourists to this location.

 Places of Interest

(A LAND OF EMERALD BEAUTY)

Kapilas

At a height of roughly 457 metres, the highest mountain of the Kapilas range houses Lord Shiva’s temple, Chandrasekhar. The location is associated with Kailash, Lord Shiva’s mythological residence. The temple is reached through a staircase of 1,352 steps and a ghat road. Thousands of pious individuals go to Kapilas during Mahasivaratri, the night dedicated to Lord Shiva, between February and March. The hill has multiple caverns as well as the remnants of a mediaeval fort, which are frequented by pilgrims. Some of the caverns are related with Pauranic occurrences, which are quite appealing to visitors. Shridhar Swami, the famed Bhagabat and Mahima Gosain commentator and founder of the Mahima Cult, is historically related with Kapilas. In addition, the Deer Park and Science Park are two other attractions that draw tourists to this location.

District Headquarter : Dhenkanal
State Capital : Bhubaneswar
Nearest Railway Station : Dhenkanal railway Station
Nearest Airport : Bhubaneswar Airport
 

Joranda

Joranda is well-known as the religious centre of Mahima Dharma and is home to the samadhi of Mahima Gosain, the preacher and proponent of the Mahima Cult. Sunya Mandira, Dhuni Mandira, and Gadi Mandira are three other sacred tamples. Pilgrims from all around the world flock to the Joranda fair to celebrate. This fair is conducted every year on the full moon day of Magha, which falls in January or February.

District Headquarter : Dhenkanal
State Capital : Bhubaneswar
Nearest Railway Station : Dhenkanal Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Bhubaneswar Airport
 

Saptasajya

Saptasajya, a picturesque wonder, is located around 11 kilometres south of Dhenkanal town. Legend has claimed that the Pandavas lived portion of their incognito existence (Agnuata vasa) among these hills. The Raghunath temple, erected in honour of Lord Rama, Laxman, and Sita by Rani Ratnaprava Devi of Dhenkanal, draws big crowds every year on Ramanavami, which falls in the months of March and April. A little spring nearby adds to the natural charm of the area. It’s a great spot for a picnic and some downtime.

District Headquarter : Dhenkanal
State Capital : Bhubaneswar
Nearest Railway Station : Dhenkanal Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Bhubaneswar Airport
 

Dandadhar

Dandadhar, located 67 kilometres from Dhenkanal and 30 kilometres from Kamakshyanagar, is the site of an irrigation project on the Ramial River, making it a good location for trips. Its azure expanse of dazzling waters encased in a sun-kissed valley is a feast for the eyes. Winter Picnics are the best (December- February).

District Headquarter : Dhenkanal
State Capital : Bhubaneswar
Nearest Railway Station : Dhenkanal Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Bhubaneswar Airport
 

Naganatheswar Temple

The Naganatheswar temple is dedicated to Sri Sri Naganatheswar Shiva and is located near Nagena, about 20 kilometres from Dhenkanal. It is the earliest Saiva temple, having been constructed during the reign of the Keshari dynasty. According to scholar Pandit Nagendranath Mohapatra’s Naganath Satakam, it is one of the 12 Yotir Lingas. One of the Awashyotirlinga Shotras’ Yotir Lingas, found in the Daruka-Vana or Neem forest. This Neem grove is still there on the location. Naganath temple is located in the southernmost part of Anga Kingdom, according to Dwadasha Yotir Linga sloka. It reveals that at some point in history, Kalinga was close to the Anga border. Closer to it, though, there lies the ruins of an unknown fort. The Brahmani River, which flows north from here, is as holy as the Ganges.District Headquarter : Dhenkanal
State Capital : Bhubaneswar
Nearest Railway Station : Dhenkanal Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Bhubaneswar Airport

Saranga

The Anantasyi image of Lord Vishnu is 67 kilometres from Dhenkanal, 23 kilometres from Angul, and 3 kilometres from Talcher, it is located on the rocky bed of the river Brahmani near Saranga. The hoods of Ananta, the serpent ruler, wrapped around Lord Vishnu’s head as a crown and cover. The primordial lotus arises from Vishnu’s navel, the Supreme Being in profound bliss of his cosmic sleep in the waters of the Brahmani river.

District Headquarter : Dhenkanal
State Capital : Bhubaneswar
Nearest Railway Station : Dhenkanal Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Bhubaneswar Airport
  

Kualo

Kualo is 72 kilometres from Dhenkanal, 45 kilometres from Angul, and 25 kilometres from the town of Talcher. It is well-known for the temples dedicated to Lord Kanakeswar, Baidyanath, Paschimeswar, Balunkeswar, and Kapileswar. Kanakeswar temple is around 24 metres tall in its damaged state and has some of the earliest examples of sculptures depicting ancient temple construction work in Odisha.

District Headquarter : Dhenkanal
State Capital : Bhubaneswar
Nearest Railway Station : Dhenkanal Railway Station
 

Laxmi Puja at Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal’s Laxmi Puja has a history dating back more than 50 years. This Puja event, which began on Kumara Purnima and lasted 11 days, included colourful decorating, temporary marketplaces, music and dance programmes, and so on. It has now evolved into a big annual event attended by people of various religions, castes, and tribes. Finally, on the immersion day, a spectacular combined parade and crackers competition will be held. Thousands of people travel to Dhenkanal not only from the Dhenkanal District, but from all over the state, to celebrate Laxmi Puja during this holiday season.

District Headquarter : Dhenkanal
State Capital : Bhubaneswar
Nearest Railway Station : Dhenkanal Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Bhubaneswar
 

 Best Time to Visit Dhenkanal

The winter months of October through December, February and March are ideal for visiting Dhenkanal.

How to Reach Dhenkanal

 One can reach Dhenkanal by bus or train. From Dhenkanal one can visit different tourist places by bus or taxi. Hired Auto Rickshaw and Taxi are Available at Dhenkanal for visiting different places.

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