KEONJHAR, the district headquarters town, has varieties of attractions
like Vishnu Temple, Jagannath Temple and on its outskirts the shrines of Siddha Jagannath,
Siddha Kali and Panchabati amidst picturesque settings. Sitabinji, 30 km from keonjhar, on
river Sita, is a place having ancient fresco painting on a rock shelter called Ravan
Chhaya. Sanghagra 6 km, badghagra 9 km and khandadhar 60 km Keonjhar
having exciting water falls, are most popular picnic spots. 50 km from Keonjhar is
Ghatgaon, home to Goddess Tarini. Also Gonasika, the origin of river Vaitarani, surrounded
by a series of valleys and wooded hills, is a place of pilgrimage for the shrine of Lord
Brahmeswar Shiva 45 km.
How to get there : Keonjhar is linked with Calcutta,
Bhubaneswar (227km), Ranchi, Tata and important places of the State by regular bus
services. The nearest railhead is J. K. Road 114 km.
Where to Stay : Hotel Ajanta, Tel : 3372, Hotel Plaza,
Tel : 2246, Labanya Bhawan, Tel : 2507, Hotel Baral, Tel : 2725, Hotel Mayur, Tel : 2245.
Assistance : Keonjhar Tourist Office near Check Gate,
Tel : 2218, Gram ORISSATOUR ; Tourist Counter, J. K. Road Railway Station, Tel :