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Sambalpur Tourist Attractions

Sambalpur Tourist Attractions

Sambalpur Tourist Attractions
Sambalpur Tourist Attractions

Sambalpur district is situated in the western region of Orissa, at a distance of approximately 321 km from Bhubaneswar. Once an important center of diamond trade, it is now known for its textile industry. Under the Sambalpur district, falls the Sambalpur city, which offers a number of tourist attractions to its visitors. Of these, the most popular is Hirakud Dam, which forms a part of all the sightseeing tours arranged in the city. Get more information on the places to visit on a tour of Sambhalpur city.

Huma Temple
Huma temple, situated near Sambhalpur, was established in the year 1670. It is believed that the temple was built by the King Baliar Singh, the fifth king of the Chauhan dynasty of Sambalpur. It is popularly known as the Leaning Temple of Huma, as it does not stand upright and is tilted towards one side. More

Hirakud Dam
Hirakud dam was the first post independence river valley project in India. Situated at a distance of 15 km to the north of Sambalpur, it holds the distinction of being the longest dam of the world. It is a complex structure built across the river Mahanadi and was formed for the purpose of irrigation and flood control. More

Ushakothi Wildlife Sanctuary
Located at a distance of approximately 22 km from the Sambalpur district, Ushakothi Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most tourist destinations in Orissa. It is spread over an area of approximately 285 square kilometers and serves as the natural habitat of tigers, leopards and sambars. More

Chiplima
Chiplima is a popular picnic spot, located 37 km from Sambalpur district. It is a sort of combination of the Hirakud Dam and Huma Temple. One of the major attractions of Chiplima is a splendid waterfall that cascades from a height of 24 m. Not to be missed is Ghanteswari shrine, dedicated to the presiding deity of the place, State livestock Breeding Farm and Agricultural Farm.

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