Sambalpur Tourism

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Subhash Saha

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8 reviewsPosted 2 years ago

Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary, best place to go

Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary is lovely destination with Hirakud dam on one side and good forest on the other. Wild animals to be seen here in the sanctuary are Leopard, Jungle cat, Sloth Bear, Hyena, Gaur, Sambar, Spotted Deer, Monitor Lizard, Chameleon etc. And endangered Four-horned Antelope or Chousingha. Also a wide variety of avifauna including migratory and residential species are found here.

The 10km dyke road is an added attraction before entering the sanctuary. Entry point is Dhodrokusum. From Sambalpur main city the entry gate is almost 45 km away. This jungle is still unknown to others. Best time to visit here is from October to April.

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Rahul Gupta

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11 reviewsPosted 2 years ago

A cultural city-Sambalpur

Sambalpur is a cultural and beautiful city of west Odisha. This city named by the temple maa samaleswari. Samaleswari temple located in the heart of city in middle of city samaleswari temple build by king baladeva singh. Sambalpur city is full of their rich culture like sambalpuri saree is famous in world sambalpuri songs like rangabati and dalkalhaire are world famous for her music. Sambalpur history was full of action for Britishers veer surendra sai is a freedom fighter of Sambalpur and many more about Sambalpur.

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  • A cultural city-Sambalpur
  • A cultural city-Sambalpur

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Sambalpur Overview

The city of Sambalpur is located in the Sambalpur district in the eastern state of Orissa. The largest city in the district and the district headquarters, Sambalpur is an important commercial centre of the state. Sambalpur is at a distance of around 321 km from the capital city of Bhubaneswar and it was established as a municipality in the year 1876.

Named after the Goddess Samaleswari – a reincarnation of Goddess Shakti, Sambalpur is a cultural and traditional hub of the state. Sambalpur songs and dances have their own individuality and hold a special place in the national heritage. Sambalpur sarees are famous across the country for their unique pattern and fabric.

Every year, the Sambalpur Lok Mahotsav is organised which celebrates the culture and the age-old tradition of the place and its art and music. The festival gives a look into the unique social tradition and culture of the people of Sambalpur.

The Sitalsasthi Carnival which celebrates the marriage between Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati is a carnival which has been held in Sambalpur for centuries, and people from around the state as well as outside participate in the festivities. Additionally, there are quite a few regional festivals including Naukhai, Bhai-juntia, Puo-juntia, which are celebrated in the city.

Located at a distance of 15 km from the city of Sambalpur, the Hirakud Dam built in 1956 in the Mahanadi River is the largest earthen dam in the world and is one of the longest dams.

The Leaning Temple of Huma is a famous 17th century temple and is 25 km from Sambalpur. The Samaleswari Temple which has the deity of Goddess Samaleswari, the Gandhi Temple and the Ghanteshwari Temple, 33 km from Sambalpur are some of the many well known temples in Sambalpur.

There are quite a few well known places around Sambalpur city. Ushakothi is a well known wildlife sanctuary at a distance of about 43 km from Sambalpur. Chiplima which is 37 km from Sambalpur has a beautiful waterfall and is a popular picnic site.

The Cattle Island which is at a distance of 90 km from Sambalpur, is a beautiful island which is actually a submerged hill. The island located in Hirakud Reservoir, is covered with lush forest and is inhabited by wild cattle. The best time to visit Sambalpur is from November to June.