Taptapani Tourism
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Taptapani Tourism

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Taptapani Info

  • State: Orissa
  • Famous for/as: Waterfront
  • Altitude: 1053 m
Taptapani is a hot water spring in the Eastern Ghats of Orissa in the district of Ganjam 50 km from Berhampur. Located at a distance of 174 km from Bhubaneswar, Taptapani is a natural spa village due to the presence of hot water springs throughout the year. It is also home to a number of primitive tribes which makes it a place of interest to anthropologists and sociologists.

The name Taptapani has its origin from the combination of two words Tapta meaning ‘hot’ in Sanskrit and pani which means ‘water’. It is a hot water sulphur spring that pouts from a cleft in a mountain of the Eastern Ghats. The hot water flowing out is collected in a pond adjacent to the spring. The water from the spring is attributed to have medicinal value and considered sacred. Taking a dip in the pond is considered as a cure for a lot of ailments. 

A number of tribal settlements, in and around this area, with unique culture and customs have attracted the attention of anthropologists and sociologists who visit these areas regularly to gain interesting insights about the tribal way of life. The main tribes inhabiting the area are the Kutia Kondh, the Dingaria Kondh, the Bonda and the Mali tribes.

The tribes hunt in the surrounding dense jungle. They also depend on agriculture and weaving of baskets for their livelihood. Located at a distance of 35 km from Taptapani is Chandragiri, a Tibetan Buddhist settlement.

Nestled in the green hills of the Eastern Ghats, Chandragiri has a Buddhist Monastery. This settlement started in 1959 when Tibetans came to India following the Chinese aggression of Tibet. The main bus stand in Chandragiri is at Lobersing where there is a small market that sells Tibetan wall mats, carpets, handicrafts and leather goods.

Gopalpur-on-Sea, a pristine beach is located at a distance of 60 km from Taptapani. Unlike other crowded beaches, Gopalpur presents a very calm and serene atmosphere, which makes it an ideal place to unwind. The lighthouse near the beach presents a bird’s eye view of the sea and the beach.

The nearest airport is the Biju Patnaik Airport in Bhubaneswar. The nearest railway station is at Berhampur. Taptapani is connected to almost all major towns in Orissa by road. Taptapani is an all season destination with the months from October to March being the best time to plan a visit.
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Senjuti Sarkar
  • Senjuti Sarkar
  • Lives in Kolkata
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"Holy Spring water of taptapani"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Jul 30, 2014
Taptapani is situated in the middle of the green forests in Ganjam District of Orissa, around 46 kilometres from Brahmapur railway station. Green hills, jungles and clouds tucked within the distant hills of Eastern Ghats, also known as Mahendra Pravata will welcome you to get amazed by its natural beauty and hot sulphur springs.
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Ravi Kiran
  • Ravi Kiran
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  • Lives in Visakhapatnam
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"Taptapani hot water spring"

  • Posted Feb 11, 2010
Beautiful Scenic place surrounded by a lot of greenery.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Absolutely nothing here

Activities & things to do: You are in the middle of a thick jungle so there is no other activity here.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: A dificult journey but a good ghat section full of huge trees on either side of the road
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