Tourist Spots in Keonjhar District [Odisha, India]


Keonjhar is an important tourist destination in the Indian state of Odisha (Orissa). Today I am going to share with you about the best Tourist Spots in Keonjhar District. Keonjhar is the perfect destination, where one can take a break from drudgery daily monotony & simply rejuvenate. Geographical location of this district is totally interesting. The region is proud of its beautiful scenario. Keonjhar is well connected to the major cities of India, that’s why it provides various facilities for Travelling. This district is covered by various ancient temples, greenery landscapes, hills, waterfalls, religious place and monuments.

Location Map of Keonjhar District

Location Map of Keonjhar District

Keonjhar is a perfect place for the nature lovers, where one can visit attractive places with a Low budget. Here in this post, I have prepared a full list of tourist spots in Keonjhar. Mainly people come here to gather more experience about the history of this place. Read this article from beginning to end to know about the best tourist spots in Keonjhar district.

Best tourist spots in Keonjhar district

Best tourist spots in Keonjhar District

Just look at below to see the best tourist spots in Keonjhar district…….

  1. Thakurani hill,
  2. Gonasika,
  3. Sanaghagara Waterfall,
  4. keonjhar hill,
  5. Bhimkund,
  6. Badaghagara,
  7. Gundichaghai Waterfall,
  8. Sitabinj,
  9. Khandadhar Waterfall,
  10. Handibhanga Waterfall,
  11. District Library,
  12. District Museum,
  13. Deogaon Kushaleswar,
  14. Chakratirtha,
  15. Jhadeshwar Temple, 
  16. Rajanagar these all are the major tourist spots in Keonjhar district.

Which is the best time to Visit in Keonjhar?

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 or the best Tourist spots in Keonjhar district shortly. Keep reading…..

Thakurani hill:

Thakurani hill is situated at a distance of 70 kilometres from the city centre of Keonjhar district. It is located beside a perennial spring. This site is also famous for the temple of Murga Mahadev. The temple is well known for its cascading waterfall. The scenic beauty of this place always attracts a large number of devotees.


Gonasika is a famous pilgrim centre in Keonjhar. It is surrounded by a series of valleys and wooded hills of varying colours. Brahmeswar Mahadev is the main attraction of this site. There is a river which goes underground and known as Guptaganga. Guptaganga is another popular attraction of this site.

Sanaghagara Waterfall:


The Sanaghagara Waterfall is located very close to the NH-6 in Keonjhor district. The waterfall is falling down from a height of 30.5 metres (100 ft.).  The breath-taking waterfall is spread over an area of 488 hectares. The waterfall is surrounded by various types of forest vegetation. This site is popular for trekking and camping. The Panoramic waterfall and a “V” shaped narrow valley always attract huge numbers of visitors.

keonjhar hill:

keonjhar hill

Keonjhar hill is one of the most valuable tourist spots in Keonjhhar district. Nature’s beauty and charming weather of this place always attract huge numbers of nature lovers. This hill surrounded by scenic beauty and dense forest. This hilly area also famous as a habitat for various wild animals.


Bhimkund is a beautiful natural water reservoir. It is built over the river Baitarani. It is located exactly on the borderline between the district Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj. The dam is two-storeyed which resulted in the formation of two waterfalls one above another.

This reservoir is situated at a distance of 100 kilometres from Keonjhar District. According to the mythology, it is believed that the second Pandava Bheema had taken bath in this reservoir and hence it was named after him. During the time of Makar Sankranti festival in the month of January thousands of devotees gather here to take their holy dip.


Badaghagara, keonjhar, Odisha

Badaghagara is located at a distance of 9 kilometres from the city centre of Keonjhar district. It is famous for a small breathtaking waterfall. The waterfall is falling down from a height of 50 feet. This site is also popular as an ideal picnic spot.

Gundichaghai Waterfall:

Gundichaghai Waterfall

The Gundichaghai Waterfall is a famous waterfall in Keonjhar district. The waterfall is falling down from 50 feet height and falls into the Mudala River.



Sitabinj is located at a distance of 30 kilometres from Keonjhar city centre. It is situated by the side of River Sita. This site is popular for an ancient fresco painting on a rock shelter, known as Ravan Chaya. This feature looks like a half opened umbrella. The painting depicts a royal procession.

Khandadhar Waterfall:

Khandadhar Waterfall

The Khandadhar Waterfall is considered to be the 12th highest waterfall in India. The waterfall is falling down from 500 feet height and the shape of this waterfall like a horsetail.

Handibhanga Waterfall:

Handibhanga Waterfall

The Handibhanga Waterfall is located in the Bahalda village. It is considered as one of the famous picnic spots in Odisha. The waterfall is falling down from 98 feet height.

District Library:

The District library is a famous spot in Keonjhar district. It is located in the city centre of Keonjhar district. Various types of books are available in this Library. Moreover, 10,870 books are now present in this library.

District Museum:

The District Museum is a part of the Baladev Jew temple in Keonjhar district. This museum has a huge collection of antiques, which attracts large numbers of visitors.

Deogaon Kushaleswar:

Deogaon Kushaleswar was one of the main Buddhist centres in Odisha during the ancient period. This site is located on the banks of Kusei River. Kushaleswar temple is a great attraction of this site. Another popular attraction of this site is the concrete embankment on the River Kusei. It is also considered as an ideal picnic spot of Keonjhar district.

Jhadeshwar Temple:

The Jhadeshwar Temple is located on the bank of the Baitarani River. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Baruni Yatra is the famous festival of this site. During the time of festival (Month of March), a huge number of devotees gather here to complete their worship.



Chakratirtha is an ideal picnic spot in Keonjhar district. It is also popular for an ancient Shiva temple.


Rajanagar is a historical attraction of Keonjhar district. The Chadei Kudoor in Rajanagar is the most interesting place because during the winter season various migratory birds visit here from different places. This site is also famous for the Raghunath Jew Matha and Dadhibaman Jew temple.

If you love adventure, so friends don’t waste your time and visit all amazing places in Keonjhar district, which I have already mentioned.

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