Keonjhar is a district situated in the northern part of Orissa. It spreads over an area of around 8240 sq km. About 30 percent of the district is covered by dense forests, mainly inhabited by the Juang and Bhuyan tribes. This district is also popular for rich mineral deposits of iron, manganese and chrome ores.
Keonjhar town, the district headquarters, is famous for ancient shrines like Siddha Jagannath and Siddha Kali. The Sanaghagara Waterfall, another major attraction in the region, is located around 6 km away from Keonjhar. It is an ideal picnic spot in the region, which can be visited between the months of October and March.
Gadachandi, Khandadhar, Gundichaghai, Handibhanga, Gonasika and Badaghagara are some of the other prominent waterfalls located in the region. Another important tourist attraction of Keonjhar District is Murgamahadev which is famous for an old Murga Mahadev temple and the Murga Falls. Sitabinji, famous for its ancient fresco paintings, is another attraction.
Ghatagaon on NH-215 is famous for the shrine of Goddess Tarini Pitha. Kanjipani, surrounded by forests and high mountainous peaks, is a renowned scenic spot near Keonjhar.