Tourist Spots in Nabarangpur District [Odisha, India]


Nabarangpur 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 Nabarangpur. Nabarangpur is the perfect destination, where one can take a break from drudgery daily monotony & simply rejuvenate. In the year of 1992, Nabarangpur was divided from Koraput District and situated as a separate district.  Geographical location of this district is totally interesting. Nabarangpur is well connected to the major cities of India, that’s why it provides various facilities for Travelling. This district is covered by forest with valuable Sal trees. Colourful tribal flora and fauna are the other important attraction of this place. Nabarangpur also is known for tribal culture, historical site, wooden handicraft, Lacquer work, colorful festival, terracotta work etc.

Location Map of Nabarangpur District

Location Map of Nabarangpur District

Nabarangpur 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 Nabarangpur. Read this article from beginning to end to know about the best tourist spots in Nabarangpur district.

Best Tourist Spots in Nabarangpur District

Best tourist spots in Nabarangpur District

Look at the list of all tourist spots in Nabarangpur district, below…

  1. Maa Pendrani,
  2. Sahid Minar,
  3. Khatiguda Dam,
  4. Maa Bhandar Gharani,
  5. Lord Jagannath Temple,
  6. Gosein Dorah,
  7. Kelia Temple,
  8. Podagada Fort,
  9. Chandan Dhara,
  10. Bhaskel Reservoir,
  11. Gorvarai Temple,
  12. Mandadangri,
  13. The Deer Park,
  14. Hirli Dangar, these all are the major tourist spots in Nabarangpur district.

Which is the best time to Visit in Nabarangpur?

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.

Major Festivals:

Nabarangpur is famous for the various cultural festivals like Mahashivratri festival, Rath Yatra, Ghata Yatra etc.

Now I am going to describe all the above mention destination and best Tourist spots in Nabarangpur shortly. Keep reading…..

Maa Pendrani:

The Umerkote is a small village situated at a distance of 70 kilometers from Nabarangpur town. Maa Pendrani temple is the main attraction of this site. Devotees gather here to worship a pure soul of Mata Pendrani. According to the history, local people said that once Mata Pendrani and her husband lived here. But one day Mata Pendrani’s four brothers killed her innocent husband. After her husband died, Pendrani was socked and jumped into her husband’s funeral pyre and expired. Later it was believed that her spirit roams around the villages. After that local villager constructed a temple and dedicated to Mata Pendrani to give relief her spirit.

Sahid Minar:

Sahid Minar in Nabarungpur

Sahid Minar is situated in Papadhandi village. This Sahid Minar was established here after independence. Every year on 24 August peoples gather here to give respect to the freedom fighters.

Shiva shrine is another famous attraction of Papadhandi village. It is located at a distance of 12 kilometers from Nabarangpur city center. This ancient temple was built by the stone. Devotees gather here on the day of Mahashivratri festival.

Khatiguda Dam:

Khatiguda Dam

Khatiguda Dam was constructed for managing purpose of blocking the flow of River water. Four dams were situated in this district but Khatiguda is largest of them. Khatiguda has a huge catchment area. Other three dams are Muran, Kapur and Indravati dam. Indravati dam was built over the river Indravati. Indravati dam is famous for the hydro-electric project. The water reservoir or dam also famous as an ideal picnic spot. The scenic beauty of this place always attracts huge numbers of travelers.

Maa Bhandar Gharani:

Maa Bhandar Gharani Temple

Maa Bhandar Gharani is located in the heart of Nabarangpur district. It is considered as one of the most ancient and holy temples of Odisha. The temple is dedicated to goddess Bhandar Gharani. Every Tuesday and Saturday local people gather here to complete their worship. When anybody wants to start something new then at first they come near goddess and complete their special worship. Villagers believed that the goddess is very lucky for them and Mata Bhandar Gharani always helps them. Every year in the month of April the Ghata Yatra (one of the main festival) festival arranged here and collects huge numbers of devotees. Others occasion of this place are Basanti Puja and Sharadiya and Dashahara.

Lord Jagannath Temple:

Lord Jagannath Temple

The Lord Jagannath Temple was situated in Nabarangpur city center. The temple is dedicated to the Lord Jagannath, Lord Balaram and Goddess Subhadra. According to the history, local people said that ancient time Lord Jagannath has situated here alone. The idol was made of wood. After few years other two idols was constructed by the temple authority. The temple was newly constructed with concrete and beautifully decorated. Rath Yatra is the main festival of this place. During the time of festival with a great enthusiasm among people of the whole district gather here to celebrate this occasion.

Gosein Dorah:

Gosein Dorah Waterfall

Gosein Dorah is a breathtaking waterfall in Nabarangpur. It is located at a distance of 82 kilometers from Nabarangpur city center. The waterfall is falling down from a good height. The waterfall is covered by forest and hills. Scenic beauty, pleasant weather and trekking facility of this place always attract huge numbers of visitors.

Kelia Temple:

Kelia Temple in Nabarangpur

The Kelia Temple is located in Dabugam block, near Parvati cave. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Mahashivratri is the main occasion of this place.

Podagada Fort:

The Podagada Fort is a ruined fort, situated at a distance of 24 kilometers from Umerkote. This fort is the main attraction for every history lovers. This ancient fort is located here from the dating back to 5th century A.D. It is covered by the dense forest. Numerous Brahmin inscriptions are found here. It was the seat of Nala dynasty a place of Natural scenic beauty. This site also famous as a research center. Other attractions of this site are included Alekh Temple, Sati stones, Bhairabi Temple, the footprint of goddess Laxmi etc. This place is also known for the mysterious legend, Gumphas, Sun God and Moon God.

Chandan Dhara:

Chandan Dhara Waterfall

Chandan Dhara is a natural waterfall in Jhorigam block. A shiv temple is situated on the lower part of this fall. Nowadays this place is famous as an ideal picnic spot.

Bhaskel Reservoir:

Bhaskel Reservior or Dam

Bhaskel Reservoir is built over the river Bhaskel in Umerkote Block. This artificial lake was built to serve the water for irrigation and Pisciculture purpose.

Gorvarai Temple:

Gorvarai Temple is located beside a picturesque waterfall. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.


Mandadangri is famous for a Shiv temple, which is located inside a rock-cut cave.

The Deer Park:

The Deer Park in nabarangpur

The Deer park of Nabarangpur district also an important attraction near every tourist. It is considered as one of the crowded places in this district. Numerous features and Deer always collect a huge number of visitors.

Hirli Dangar:

Hirli Dangar

Hirli Dangar is a beautiful place covered by hill rock. The scenic beauty of this place always attracts huge numbers of travelers. It is located at a distance of 2 kilometers from Nabarangpur, near Gandhinagar. Once an ancient statue of Lord Tirupati found here. After focusing the statue a temple was constructed by the villagers.

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

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Thank you…..

Maa Pendrani Temple
Sahid Minar
Kelia Temple
Chandan Dhara
The Deer Park
Hirli Dangar
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tourist-spots-in-nabarangpurThere are a lot of places to visit in Nabarangpur. Among this tourist spots, you can visit amazing places as well as Maa Pendrani Temple, Sahid Minar, Kelia Temple, Chandan Dhara, The Deer Park, Hirli Dangar etc.