Berhampur, one of the major commercial towns of
Orissa greets a visitor on his arrival from the
southern part of India and wishes him a happy sojourn to discover the
bewitching eastern part. It is also a great shopping centre for famous
silk sarees and handicrafts. Berhampur is also a famous trade center for
rice, sugarcane and other agricultural products of the region.
Other attractions produced over here include brass work of Ganjam, coirmats of Gopalpur and the exquisite horn work of Paralakhemundi can be procured here. Carpets from Chandragiri, woven by refugees from Tibet, are another attraction.
This sleepy resort in Ganjam district with its deep sea was once an ancient seaport. It is 16-km from Berhampur having all sorts of tourist facilities.
Surrounded by the hills inhabited by the Orissan tribals, Taptapani has gained popularity for its natural hot sulphur spring and beautiful environs. Located 51-km from Berhampur, it offers visitors the medicinal properties of its spring water, piped directly into the private bathtubs at the Panthaniwas. It makes a nice stopover from Gopalpur-on-sea and Berhampur to Koraput region.
Jaugada is the site of Ashokan rock edicts, 35-km from Berhampur. The content of the edicts is similar to that of Dhauli, where the emperor speaks of an administration tempered by justice and compassion.
Situated 30-km from Berhampur and 6-km from Chhatrapur in the district headquarters of Ganjam, the beach at Aryapalli is quiet and charming with a refreshing climate.
Trekking the mountain trails of Mahendragiri hill (1525m) is a rewarding experience. The extravagant beauty of the forested hill is quite breathtaking situated 125-km from Berhampur.
The temple of Taratarini, the twin Goddesses, is situated on the top of a blue-capped hill. The beauty of the place is enhanced by the encircling river Rushkulya. The holy shrine draws large number of pilgrims throughout the year, especially on every Tuesday in the month of Chaitra. Tratarani place is well connected by regular bus service from Berhampur. There is a Revenue Inspection Bungalow here for accommodation whose reservation authority is Tahasildar, Chhatrapur.
HOW TO GET THERE
Berhampur is a major railhead on the S.E. Railway.
One can reach the town via road through National Highway No-5, which passes through the city.
WHERE TO STAY
Berhampur has got hotels well-equipped with accommodation facilities.
HOTELS & REST HOUSES
Municipal Guest House
Lake View Lodge
Ananda Bhavan Lodging
Hotel Shankar Bhawan
Behrampur Rest House
FOR MORE TRAVEL INFORMATION
Tourist Office, New Bus Stand (1st floor), Berhampur-760004, District Ganjam,
Tourist Counter, Railway Station, Berhampur,