Jharsuguda is an important tourist destination in the Indian state of Odisha (Orissa). A huge number of thermal power plants located near Jharsuguda, that’s why it is popularly called as ‘Powerhouse of Odisha’. Today am going to share with you best Tourist Spots in Jharsuguda. Jharsuguda is the perfect destination, where one can take a break from drudgery daily monotony & simply rejuvenate. Geographical location of this town is totally interesting. Jharsuguda is well connected to the major cities of India, that’s why it provides various facilities for Travelling. This district is covered by various temples, cave and Rivers.
Location Map of Jharsuguda
Jharsuguda is a good place, where one can visit attractive places with a Low budget. Here in this post, I have prepared a full list of tourist spots in Jharsuguda. Read this article from beginning to end to know about the best tourist spots in Jharsuguda district.
Best Tourist Spots in Jharsuguda
Look at the list of all tourist spots in Jharsuguda district, below…
- Koilighugar Waterfall,
- Jhadeswar Temple,
- Chandi Mandir,
- Pahadi Mandir,
- Shiva Shrine of Mahadebpali,
- Historical Kolabira Fort,
- Padmasini Temple, these all are the major tourist spots in Jharsuguda district.
Which is the best time to Visit in Jharsuguda?
Winter is the best time to visit this destination because this time you can easily communicate with all places. You can also visit on the day of the occasions which I have mentioned below.
Now I am going to describe all the above mention destination and best Tourist spots in Jharsuguda shortly. Keep reading…..
The Koilighugar Waterfall is located in Kushmelbahal village. The waterfall is falling down from a height of 200 feet. After the fall the breathtaking waterfall is meeting with the Mahanadi River. The scenic beauty of this spot is a great attraction for every tourist. Inside the fall there is a Shivlinga known as Maheswarnath. The Shivlinga is invisible because it’s submerged in water. Forgiving the benefits of the devotees, another Shivlanga has been created beside the waterfall. This site hosts an annual fair on the occasion of Mahashivratri.
The ancient cave of Bikramkhol is located at a distance of 25 kilometres from Jharsuguda, on the Jharsuguda to Lakhanpur Road. This famous cave has numerous inscription of history, which inscribed here from the dating back to 1500 BC.
In the year of 1916, a Gujrat contractor constructed Jhadeswar temple. The Jamindar of Jharsugda named Govind Singh has huge contribution to make this temple. According to the local history, it is said that Jamindar of Jharsuguda donated a huge area of his land for building the temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Every Monday local villagers come here to complete their worship. Every year during the time of Mahashivratri, local villagers arranged a grand fair in this place.
Goddess Kali is the unique idol of Chandi Mandir. It is believed that she is the symbol of Women power. It is located at a distance of 30 kilometres from Jharsuguda Railway Station. There is a rock-cut cave is situated on the banks of River IB. This site also popular as an ideal picnic spot of Jharsuguda district.
Pahadi Mandir is located at a distance of 3 kilometres from Jharsuguda railway station on a small hilltop. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Visitors can be seen a scenic beauty of Jharsuguda town from the hilltop.
Shiva Shrine of Mahadebpali:
The ancient temple of Lord Shiva is situated on the bank of Bhaden River. As per the history, it is believed that the temple was constructed by Haihay King.
Historical Kolabira Fort:
The ancient Kolabira fort is situated at a distance of 17 kilometres from the city centre of Jharsuguda district. It is a great attraction for every history lovers. Lack of maintenance, nowadays the condition of this fort is very bad. Presently it is home to the descendants of Kolabira Jamindar.
The Padmasini Temple is one of the oldest temples of Jharsuguda district. As per the history of this region, it is known as the temple was built in the 7th century but unfortunately, it destroyed. A few years later the temple was re-constructed by Chauhan King of Sambalpur. The unique stylized temple was dedicated to goddess Padmasini and made of stone. After a few years later the temple was shifted again from Sambalpur to Pujaripali.
If you love adventure, so friends don’t waste your time and visit all amazing places in Jharsuguda district, which I have already mentioned.
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