August 14, 2022

6 Awesome Places to See in Gajapati

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Top Tourist Attractions in Gajapati

Gajapati is an Odisha district in India. On October 2, 1992, it was formed from the Ganjam District. Maharaja Sri Krushna Chandra Gajapati Narayan Deo, the Ex–Raja Sahib of Paralakhemundi estate (the 1st Prime Minister of Odisha State), is recognised for his role in the establishment of a distinct Odisha province and the incorporation of Paralakhemundi estate into Odisha.
The vibrant cultural mosaic, linguistic jumble, biodiversity, and tourist potentialities of Gajapati district demand public awareness and government protection and preservation. The area as a whole is studded with various religious and secular sites, as well as huge wildness of bucolic beauty, pastoral vista, picturesque, serene, and sacred visage.

 Best Places to Visit in Gajapati

  1. Maharaja Gajapati
  2. Chandragiri (Jiranga)
  3. Gandahati Waterfall
  4. Mahendragiri Hill
  5. Mankoda Diya Waterfall
  6. B.N. Palace Paralakhemundi

Maharaja Gajapati

The monarch of Paralakhemundi, Shri Krushna Chandra Gajapati Narayan Deo, inherited the throne of the glorious Gajapati dynasty, who ruled Odisha for more than seven centuries. He was also Odisha’s first Prime Minister.

Chandragiri

Chandragirii is located in the Mohona Block’s Lobarsing Gram Panchayat. It is well-known for its Budhist temple, which is the tallest in South Asia. His Highness the Dalai Lama dedicated it in 2010.

Waterfalls

Gandahati is one of Paralakhemundi Zamindari’s muthas. The name implies that it was previously home to a big elephant population, which has since vanished. The location is critical for a stunning waterfall. There are a few well-known waterfalls in the Gajapati area. The main and most popular one is Gandahati, which is located in Rayagada Block. The waterfall area is 1212.40 hectares, the height is 20m, the longitude is 840o-16′-23″N, and the latitude is 180o-53′-42″E. The elevation is 609.9 feet (180.5 metres). Sal, Piasal, Dharua, Mahula, Haldu, Sidha, Kendu, Harida, Amla, Karanja, Arjun, and other flora and wildlife include Elephant, Leopard, Sambar, Barking deer, spotted deer, wild boar, Porcupine, Peacock, Pheasants, Parrots, Eagles, Golden Orioles, Cuckoos, and other birds. It is 27 kilometres from the District Headquarters. Its quiet is breathtaking. It is a picnic destination for pleasure seekers from far and wide. The flow of visitors to Gandahati continues all year since the supply of water is permanent.

 Places of Interest

Chandragiri (Jiranga)

Chandragirii is located in the Mohona Block’s Lobarsing Gram Panchayat. It is 80 kilometres from Brahmapur and 88 kilometres from Paralakhemundi. More Tibetan refugees are housed here. Jiranga is located in Mohana Block’s Labarsing Gram Panchayat. It is close to Chandragiri and is known for its Budhist temple, which is the tallest in South Asia. His Highness the Dalai Lama dedicated it in 2010. Padmasambhava Mahavihara Monastery is its name. Sri Padmapada Vihara is another name for the revered sanctuary. A massive figure of Dhyani Budha is placed inside the temple, flanked by Padmapada and Manjushree. The Dalai Lama officiated during the temple’s dedication.

Gandahati Waterfall

Gandahati is one of Paralakhemundi Zamindari’s muthas. The name implies that it was previously home to a big elephant population, which has since vanished. The location is critical for a stunning waterfall. There are a few well-known waterfalls in the Gajapati area. The main and most popular one is Gandahati, which is located in Rayagada Block. The waterfall area is 1212.40 hectares, the height is 20m, the longitude is 84°16’23” N, the latitude is 18°53’42′′E, and the altitude is 609.9 feet or 180.5 metres.

Waterfall

Sal, Piasal, Dharua, Mahula, Haldu, Sidha, Kendu, Harida, Amla, Karanja, Arjun, and other flora and wildlife include Elephant, Leopard, Sambar, Barking deer, spotted deer, wild boar, Porcupine, Peacock, Pheasants, Parrots, Eagles, Golden Orioles, Cuckoos, and other birds. It is 27 kilometres from the District Headquarters. Its quiet is breathtaking. It is a picnic destination for pleasure seekers from far and wide. The flow of visitors to Gandahati continues all year since the supply of water is permanent.

Mahendragiri Hill

The superb Mahendragiri is the dosimali stone of the provinces of Andhra and Odisha, as well as the trisimali stone of the districts of Ganjam and Gajapati in Odisha, and Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh. It is the second tallest mountain, measuring 4923 feet, behind Singharaj (4976 feet) and Devagiri (4534 feet). It is located in the centre of the Eastern Ghats at latitude 18° 24′. Mahendragiri is 51 kilometres south-west of Brahmapur and 26 kilometres from the sea. It is reachable from Tumba on the Brahmapur side, Burkhat on the Parlakhemundi side, and Jangalapadu on the Srikakulam side. Mahendragiri is significant from the perspectives of mythology, religion, history, archaeology, ethnicity, ecology, and tourism.

 MankodaDiya Waterfall

The location is critical for a stunning waterfall. There are a few well-known waterfalls in the Gajapati area. MankodaDiya is located in R.Udayagiri Block, next to the most popular one in Sialilati. By road, it is around 26 kilometres from the block headquarters and approximately 86 kilometres from the district headquarters in Paralakhemundi. Its quiet is breathtaking. It is a picnic destination for pleasure seekers from far and wide.

B.N. Palace

B.N. Palace Paralakhemundi

The B N Palace, popularly known as the ‘Brundaban Palace,’ is a magnificent historical relic in Orissa’s Gajapati district. It was the Maharaja of Paralakhemundi’s former summer residence. It is set on the banks of the Mahendratanaya River, surrounded by dense teak forest. The B N Palace is a three-story spectacular structure with a subterranean floor. It is linked to the main palace by an underground passage. Beautiful artworks may be seen throughout the castle.

 Best Time to Visit Gajapati

The finest months to visit Gajpati in India are January to April and July to December.

How to Reach Gajapati

 By Air

Nearest Airport is Bhubaneswar Airport- 300 Kms

By Train

Nearest Railway Stations is Palasa in Andhra Pradesh- 40 Kms

By Road

From Bhubaneswar it is 300 Kms on the N.H. 16.

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