Bhawanipatna, the headquarters of Kalahandi District, is a
town of numerous temples dedicated to different deities of Hindu pantheon.
Named after its presiding deity 'Bhawanishankar', it is the most
convenient base for touring various places of interest in the district and
the nearby district of Nawapara.
Situated 15-km from the town this perennial waterfall of 16m high has a special charm of its own.
The old capital of the ex-state of Kalahandi, Junagarh was a well-built fort with Oriya inscriptions on its temple walls and is located 26-km away from Bhawanipatna. The historic fort Asurgarh is only 35-km.
Popularly known for its charming wildlife, this place is 32-km from Bhawanipatna. Situated nearby is the beautiful Khandulala fall. A short distance from Karlapat is Thuamul-Rampur, a little slice of paradise on earth.
On the confluence of the rivers Tel and Utei, Belkhandi, 67-km from Bhawanipatna is a place of archaeological importance.
Ampani Hills & Haladigundi Valley
The Ampani hills (77-km) with its frolicking valley called 'Haladigundi' is a place for viewing colourful wildlife and 7-km away from here is the prehistoric cave paintings at Gudahandi.
Budhikomna houses the unique brick temple of Pataleswar, 40-km from Khariar and 115-km from Bhawanipatna.
9-km east of Khariar is Yogimath, famed for the cave paintings of Neolithic age.
Situated 40-km from Khariar, is considered as a holy spot.
HOW TO GET THERE
The nearest airport is situated at 418-km away in Bhubaneswar .
The nearest railway station is at Kesinga situated 35-km from Bhawanipatna.
418-km from Bhubaneswar, Bhawanipatna is connected by all-weather roads and regular bus services from important parts of Orissa.
WHERE TO STAY
FOR MORE TRAVEL INFORMATION
Tourist Office, Bhawanipatna, District Kalahandi,
Phurli Jharan: 15-km