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KEONJHAR

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 : 20242.

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