The Kalahandi District in Orissa is located on the convergence of Tel and Uttei rivers. This district is famous for the Ampani Hills, known for its rich flora and fauna. One of the prime attractions of this district is the fort of Amathaguda.
Another important sightseeing option in the region is the Ampani Temple which is a famous shrine situated at the foot of the Ampani Hills. The idol of Budharaja is the presiding deity of the temple.
The Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary, established in 1992, is one of the major attractions of the district. Barking deer, tiger, gaur, leopard, sambar, nilgai and mouse deer are some of the animals that can be seen in the sanctuary.
The Manikeswari Temple, Palace of Kalahandi King, Maa Lankeswari and the River Indirabati are some of the other prime attractions of the district. The Belkhandi Temple and the Belkhandi Museum in the village of Belkhandi are the two famous sites.
Asurgarh and Rabandarh are the other popular villages located in the district. Rabandarh is a small village known for the mountain gorge and small waterfall. Lanjigarh is renowned among tourists for the Jhami Yatra or Jhamu Yatra, organised in the month of Chaitra. Other major attractions of the destination are the Mohangiri, Phurlijharan, Shri Ramakrishna Ashram and Dhavaleswar Temple.