May 27, 2022

Top 10 Attractive Places to Visit in Jharsuguda

Jharsuguda

Top Tourist Attractions in Jharsuguda

Jharsuguda is the administrative centre of the Jharsuguda district in Odisha, India. It is a major industrial centre, with a focus on metallurgical industry. The rail network and the recently inaugurated Jharsuguda Airport, now called Veer Surendra Sai Airport, link it to India’s main cities.

 Best Places to Visit in Jharsuguda

  1. Jhadeswar Temple
  2. Pahadi Mandir
  3. Chandi Mandir
  4. Koilighughar waterfall
  5. JHARSUGUDA
  6. Bikramkhol
  7. Ramchandi
  8. Pikalghugar
  9. Gujapahar
  10. Ulapgarg

Jhadeswar Temple

The Jhadeswar temple is located approximately 1 km outside the old town of Purunabasti, amid a small woodland, behind the Jharsuguda Railway station. There is a self-appearing Sivalingam here, whose age is unknown. However, under the reign of Govind Singh Jamindar of Jharsuguda, the lingam was worshipped within a leaf-made shelter. Mulju Jagmal, a Gujarati contractor, built a modest shrine here in 1916. The Jamindar of Jharsuguda arranged for Savayats for daily prayer and provided agricultural areas for temple and puja maintenance.

Pahadi Mandir

Pahadi Mandir is located on a tiny hilltop 3 kilometres from Jharsuguda Railway Station and 3.5 kilometres from the bus terminal.

Chandi Mandir

Brajarajnagar is roughly 30 kilometres from Jharsuguda Railway Station. The Goddess Chandi is revered here, and the Chandipitha is housed inside a natural rock cave on the banks of the IB River. The iron steps can be used to reach the temple. And from the temple, one may enjoy a stunning view of the natural surroundings of the Ib River’s banks. It’s a lovely area for a picnic.

Koilighughar waterfall

The Koilighughar water fall is located in the Lakhanpur block, near the village of Kushmelbahal, 55 kilometres from Jharsuguda. It is a scenic beauty place with a Sylvan backdrop. The waterfall of the Koilighughar is formed by the Ahiraj rivulet, which originates in the Chhuikhanch woodland and flows over a stony region before falling from a height of 200 feet. After the fall, the rivulet travels westward to join the Mahanadi River, creating a lovely beauty area. Within the fall, there is a Shivalayam called as Maheshwarnath. The lingam that is submerged is not visible. If someone attempts to see it from within the water in winter and summer, the lingam is visible under the reflected sunshine, hence another Shiva lingam has been built outside the waterfall for the benefit of pilgrims. On the day of Shivaratri, a fair is held in Koilighughar every year.

Places of Interest

JHARSUGUDA :

JHARSUGUDA, the headquarters town of the district of same name, is on the way to Rourkela from Sambalpur.  It has the facilities to serve as a base for visiting the nearby places of interest.The district, Jharsuguda is epitome of ancient and modern civilization. It is in this district that we see relics of about 1500 B.C. civilization. A good numbers of industries such as Bhusan Steel Plant, Vedanta Alumina, Tata Refractories Ltd, Mahanadi Coal Field Ltd, IB Valley Banaharpal Thermal Power Station etc, etc are special attraction s for visitors. Therefore, Jharsuguda district is declared as commercial centre. Moreover, Jharsuguda has important railway station of South East Railway. It provides all basic need that a tourist need that a tourist would desire.

Koilighughar water fall :

The Koilighughar water fall is located in the Lakhanpur block, near the village of Kushmelbahal, 57 kilometres from Jharsuguda. It is a scenic beauty place with a Sylvan backdrop. A rivulet named Ahiraj originates in the Chhuikhanch woodland and falls from a height of 200 feet while running over a stony strip, forming the waterfall of Koilighughar. After the fall, the rivulet travels westward to join the Mahanadi River, creating a lovely beauty area. Within the fall, there is a Shivalayam known as Maheshwarnath, which is thought to be of superhuman workmanship. The lingam that is submerged is not visible. In the winter and summer, the lingam is visible through the reflected sunlight if viewed from within the water. As a result, another Shiva lingam has been built outside the waterfall for the benefit of pilgrims. On the day of Shivaratri, a fair is held in Koilighughar every year.

Jhadeswar temple :

The Jhadeswar temple is located approximately 1 km outside the old town of Purunabasti, amid a small woodland, behind the Jharsuguda Railway station. There is a self-appearing Sivalingam here, whose age is unknown. However, under the reign of Govind Singh Jamindar of Jharsuguda, the lingam was worshipped within a leaf-made shelter. Mulju Jagmal, a Gujarati contractor, built a modest shrine here in 1916. The Jamindar of Jharsuguda arranged for Savayats for daily prayer and provided agricultural areas for temple and puja maintenance.

Pahadi Mandir :

Pahadi Mandir is located on a tiny hilltop 3 kilometres from Jharsuguda Railway Station and 3.5 kilometres from the bus terminal. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. From the peak, you can get a lovely view of Jharsuguda town.

Bikramkhol :

Banjari is a hamlet located around 25 kilometres from Jharsuguda on the Jharsuguda-Lakhanpur Road. The ancient cave of Bikramkhol is located near the settlement. Ancient humans lived in this impenetrable deep forest, subsisting on fruits, roots, and animal flesh. Human civilization evolved in the region about 4000 BC, and they established a script. There are some old scripts inscribed on the walls of Bikramkhol, as well as animal art. Circular holes in the wall have been dug to suspend guns, clothing, and other items of utility. Even the floors have circular holes excavated to pound the grains. The Central Government, Odisha Tourism, and historians and researchers from all across the country and beyond have all proclaimed Bikramkhol a tourism destination.

Vikramkhol has protohistoric artefacts. The natural rock Shelter hosting the pictographic remnants is 34.8 metres long and 8.3 metres high. The engraved part is 10.7 metres long, with some letters chiselled out and others painted reochre. The letter contains the original Brahmi from Dr. A.P. Jayaswal, who notes that “the writing is undoubtedly earlier than the earliest instance of ‘Brahmi’ found so far, and ‘Brahmi’ was completed before 1500 B.C.” We’d be close to the mark if we dated it about 1500 B.C. These inscriptions are on display at the Odisha State Museum in Bhubaneswar.

Ramchandi:

Brajarajnagar is roughly 30 kilometres from Jharsuguda Railway Station. The Goddess Chandi is revered here, and the Chandipitha is housed within a natural rock cave on the banks of the IB River. The iron stairwell leads down to the temple. And from the temple, one may enjoy a lovely view of the natural surroundings of the banks of the Ib River. It’s a lovely picnic location with scenic splendour.

Pikalghugar

Pikalghugar is located 45 kilometres west of Jharsuguda railway station. It is a picnic area in the district of Jharsuguda. This location is surrounded by thick woodland and hilltops. A 40-foot dam controls the flow of water from this perennial stream. Villagers carry this water for their everyday needs as well as agriculture. It is located 5 kilometres from Lakhanpur in the district of Jharsuguda and one kilometre from Pikol village. It’s an excellent area for a picnic.

Gujapahar

It is located in the Tillia Gram Panchayat in the Jharsuguda district, on the rear side of the Hirakud Dam reservoir. Its natural surroundings and panoramic perspective elicit excitement and applause among tourists. Except in the summer, this mountainous region is constantly surrounded by reservoir water. At the top of the hill in Gujapahar, there is a tunnel that leads to the bottom of the hill. There is also a cave, which is surrounded by deep woodland. “There was a wonderful saint going,” say the locals. He was once organising a Yangya. Except for water, he was all arrangement. He built a well under the banyan tree by hand to arrange water.

After a while, water comes out and flows down like a perpetual stream.” The perinea stream is also a major draw to this location. Deshar Hill may be seen from the right side of Gujapahar. It is always surrounded by the reservoir of Hirakud Dam. More than a half-thousand cows are free-roaming. Nobody looks after them. This behaviour is quite different from that of domestic cows. Jharsuguda is 60 kilometres away, while Belpahar is 40 kilometres away.

Ulapgarg

Ulapgarg, located 25 kilometres from Jhasuguda through Belpahar, is known for its ancient paintings.

 Best Time to Visit Jharsuguda

Winter is the best season to visit Jharsuguda.

How to Reach Jharsuguda

By Air

The nearest Airport is Veer Surendra Sai Airport Jharsuguda .

By Train

Nearest Railway Stations is Jharsuguda Junction .

By Road

From Bhubaneswar it is 338 k.m. on the N.H.

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