Once the prosperous and ancient capital of Utkal, Jajpur was
an important and flourishing centre for trade and commerce in the olden
days. Its diverse cultural cultural cross- currents enlivened and enriched
the city even in the days of the visit of the Chinese traveller Huien
Jajpur is also one of the sacred pilgrim points in Orissa. Goddess Viraja (Durga) is city's reigning deity. Jajpur is also known as 'Navigaya Kshetra' where pinda is offered by the Hindus for their ancestors.
Situated on the bank of river 'Vaitarani', Jajpur has the sacred shrines of mother Goddess Viraja (Durga), 'Sveta Varaha' - the incarnation of Lord Vishnu as the white boar, 'Sapta Matruka' and a host of other shrines.
HOW TO GET THERE
The nearest railhead is at Jajpur-Keonjhar Road on the Howrah-Chennai main line of the S.E. Railway
One can reach Jajpur by an all-weather motorable road just 27-km away from the city. Jajpur is 92-km from Cuttack by road.
WHERE TO STAY
OTDC's Viraja Panthasala
FOR MORE TOURIST INFORMATION
Tourist Office, Cuttack,