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Budhikomna

Budhikomana houses the famous temple of 'Pataleswar' made of bricks in 'Pancharatha' style unique in the state. A connoisseur of art and architecture finds immense pleasure in observing the different facets of this place. It is also a popular pilgrim center in the locality.

Yogeswar Temple

Although the temple is new, its God ( Sibalinga) is pretty old, dating back to 6th century. The temple is built by the help of rehabilitation assistance fund and unexpected source. Locals lent their helping hand. The help of cassette king late Gulshan Kumar is significant. He has donated all the marble fitted so far. A “Jugal Murti” of Shiba-Parvati craved out of single stone is placed as his spiritual giftin the sanctum -sanctorium Ram temple is located down hill. 40 ft. hanuman statue is one of the attraction.

A drive in the winding road along the running water canal slakes the thirst of tired tourist. Still more trekking up the road to the temple across green hills with a glance at the transparent reservoir amid lively forest, offers breath taking view.

HOW TO GET THERE

Air:The nearest Airport for approaching the places of interest in the district of Nuapada is at Rajpur, Chhatishgarh 130-Kms
       Bhubaneswar the state capital of Orissa 535-kms. There is an airstrip at Gotma 7-kms and 4-kms  respectively from Nuapada and Khariar Road.
Rail:   Nearest railhead is at Nuapada Road 3-kms on Vizang-Raipur line on East  Coast Railway.
Road: Nuapada is connected with all weather motorable roads to Bhubaneswar, Orissa and  Raipur, Chhatishgarh and various other cities of the state NH 217.

From Nuapada it is around 18 KM away towards Dharambandha.

Accommodation

Inspection Bunglow, Circuit House and Lodge are available at Nuapada and Patora as per choice of the tourist.

Rajeev Udyan, Patora

On the left of the dam down the slopes of hill sprawls a replica of the Brundaban Garden. Recline on the velvety grass and enjoy nature in its aesthetic form.
            Just below the dam, a flora fountain in the making. The srinkling water within a flowering ring presents a splendid sight. Colourful ling add its beauty at night and oldy goldy music gives immense relief to tired tourist.

HOW TO GET THERE

Air:The nearest Airport for approaching the places of interest in the district of Nuapada is at Rajpur, Chhatishgarh 130-Kms
       Bhubaneswar the state capital of Orissa 535-kms. There is an airstrip at Gotma 7-kms and 4-kms  respectively from Nuapada and Khariar Road.
Rail:   Nearest railhead is at Nuapada Road 3-kms on Vizang-Raipur line on East  Coast Railway.
Road: Nuapada is connected with all weather motorable roads to Bhubaneswar, Orissa and  Raipur, Chhatishgarh and various other cities of the state NH 217.

From Nuapada it is around 18 KM away towards Dharambandha.

Accommodation

Inspection Bunglow, Circuit House and Lodge are available at Nuapada and Patora as per choice of the tourist.

Patalganga


It is a nice spot in the bosom of nature with a perennial spring, the water of which is considered as sacred as that of the holy Ganges. Local people perform their obsequies in the down stream. Legend would have it that Rama, Laxman and Sita visited the spot during their exile where Sita felt thirsty. Laxman pierced the ground with his arrow occasioning the birth of the spring. On the day of solar eclipse and lunar eclipse, people here gather in large number to take their bath in the holy water.

HOW TO GET THERE

Air:The nearest Airport for approaching the places of interest in the district of Nuapada is at Rajpur, Chhatishgarh 130-Kms
       Bhubaneswar the state capital of Orissa 535-kms. There is an airstrip at Gotma 7-kms and 4-kms  respectively from Nuapada and Khariar Road.
Rail:   Nearest railhead is at Nuapada Road 3-kms on Vizang-Raipur line on East  Coast Railway.
Road: Nuapada is connected with all weather motorable roads to Bhubaneswar, Orissa and  Raipur, Chhatishgarh and various other cities of the state NH 217.

From Nuapada it is around 95 KM away towards Khariar and Boden. From Boden it is around 5 KM away.

Accommodation

Inspection Bunglow, Circuit House and Lodge are available at Nuapada, Khariar as per choice of the tourist.

Yogimath

Yogimath is situated in Nuapada district at a distance of about 9 kms from Khariar and 67 kms from Bhawanipatna. It is an important destination. This place is famous for its neolithic cave paintings. In Yogimath caves the paintings are drawn by red paint over rock surfaces. The most significant pictures are of a bull followed by cow, calf and a man indicating the domestication of animal by man and agriculture. The past glory of this place is still unexplored. Near Yogimath, there is a mountain named Risipiti which is well known for producing clear echoes.

Khariar

 

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Godhus Waterfall

Situated at a height of 30mtr, the fall is very much energetic in rainy and winter season and get dried in summer. In the down a temple of Lord siva is present. An annual fair is arranged here on Baisakhi which attaracts thousand of pilgrims. Sorrounded by forest with watch tower and Jalki water reservoir near Lodra village, suitable site for nature camp. It is 30 KM from Nupada District Headquarter / 163 KM from Raipur / 540 KM from Bhubaneswar via Sambalpur / 33 KM from Nuapada Railway Station / 42 KM from Khariar Road Railway station / 172 KM from Bhawanipatna.

Beniadhus

Magnificient Beniadhus water fall of 24 mtrs. height located in the Sunabeda Wildlife sanctuary. The Jonk River starts from sunabeda plateau. The Goddess Sunadei, presiding deity of the plateau, is sacredly worshiped by the people of the area on the day of Dusserra. It is 102 KM from Nupada District Headquarter / 222KM from Raipur / 642 KM from Bhubaneswar via Sambalpur / 105 KM from Nuapada Railway Station / 115 KM from Khariar Road Railway station / 162 KM from Bhawanipatna.

Kharaldhus

Kharadhus Water fall of 50 Meter height, located toward west of Beniadhus waterfall. It is 102 KM from Nupada District Headquarter / 222KM from Raipur / 642 KM from Bhubaneswar via Sambalpur / 105 KM from Nuapada Railway Station / 115 KM from Khariar Road Railway station / 162 KM from Bhawanipatna.

Raital Sagar

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Dadhibaban Temple

A temple named Dadhibaman locally called Badagudi is situated in the hear of Khariar town, and it is believed to be more than 50 years old. Since the beginning of this century, the place has been the seat of Activities of an American Evangelical Mission.

Suadei Temple, Sunabeda

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Jain Temple, Khariar Road

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