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13 Attractions to Explore Near Bhitarkanika National Park

Bhitarkanika National Park
Bhitarkanika National ParkParamanandpur, Odisha 754248, India

​​​​​​​Bhitarkanika, lying in the estuarine region of Brahmani-Baitarani rivers in the North-Eastern corner of the Kendrapara district of Odisha, is the second-largest viable mangrove eco-system of India. This huge area of mangrove forests and wetlands is intersected by a network of creeks with Bay of Bengal on the East. It houses some 215 species of birds, including wetland migrants from central-Asia and Europe, menacing saltwater or estuarine crocodiles, and a lot of other fauna species are th

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Baba Akhandalamani Temple
Baba Akhandalamani Temple19.95 KMs away from Bhitarkanika National Park

Akhandalamani Temple is the abode of Lord Shiva. The chief interest of the place is its Akhandalamanilegendary history for which it shares a significant position in the tourism of Bhadrak. As the history runs, king Niladri Samara Singha Mohapatra started worshipping the God Akhandalamani some 350 years ago, when the black glazed granite stone was found underground and the king dreamt of the god.

ହୁକିଟୋଲା ଦ୍ବୀପ | Hukitola Island
ହୁକିଟୋଲା ଦ୍ବୀପ | Hukitola Island34.93 KMs away from Bhitarkanika National Park

An island located in Odisha which was formed from silt deposits. There is a building on the island, which was constructed by british. In late 2013, the building began to be renovated by the State Archaeological Department, with the goal of making it into an Eco tourist spot.

baldevjew temple
baldevjew temple36.89 KMs away from Bhitarkanika National Park

Shri Baldev Jew temple situated in Ichhapur, 5kms from Kendrapara Town. Here one can see the beautiful temple with other small temples in its side exhibiting the architectural marvel of the ancient Odisha. Lord Baladev is the main deity worshipped in the temple along with his brother and sister. An idol representing Tulasi as Goddess in a seated position is also present after the sacred seven steps.

Paradip Port
Paradip Port 52.89 KMs away from Bhitarkanika National Park

Paradip Port is a natural, deep-water port on the East coast of India in Jagatsinghpur. It is situated at confluence of the Mahanadi river ad the Bay of Bengal. It is situated 210 nautical miles south of Kolkata and 260 nautical miles north of Visakhapatnam.

Lalitagiri Buddhist Complex
Lalitagiri Buddhist Complex60.76 KMs away from Bhitarkanika National Park

This is a major Buddhist complex in the Indian state of Odisha. Lalaitgiri is a part of Pushpagiri university located on top of hills of the same names. Lalitagiri is a major center of Buddhism hemmed between the Parabhadi and Landa sandstone hills in the standalone Assian hill range.

Gorekhnath Temple (ଗୋରେଖନାଥ
Gorekhnath Temple (ଗୋରେଖନାଥ73.15 KMs away from Bhitarkanika National Park

This is a Hindu temple in Odisha. baba Goraknath is the follower of Matsyendranath, the founder of the Nath tradition. It is a popular place in Jagatsinghpur and is said that Baba Gorak Nath has performed meditation in this place.

 Maa Sarala Temple
Maa Sarala Temple73.37 KMs away from Bhitarkanika National Park

It is one of the eight most famous Shakta shrines of Odisha. In Hindu culture, 'Maa Sarala' is a Goddess who acts as a patron of the followers of Vaishnav and Shakta.The current temple is approximately 500 years old, and was built by the Raja of Manijanga. The remnants of the old temple are not visible, but folklore suggests that it was sited at Badasarol.

Jagannath Temple Gopalpur
Jagannath Temple Gopalpur74.55 KMs away from Bhitarkanika National Park

Jagannath Temple is situated on the banks of the river Mandakini. Built by Shri Uddhab Narandra in 1363, this 90 ft tall, exquisite temple enshrines three images of 5 ft inch each. The temple follows the same rituals as that of Puri. The temple premises offer breathtaking views of the Mainaka and Dhanya range of mountains. There is a fascinating story behind the installation of this temple. Shri Uddhab Narandra, the erstwhile ruler of Ranapur, was an ardent devotee of Lord Jagannath of Puri.

Panchalingeswar Temple
Panchalingeswar Temple79.57 KMs away from Bhitarkanika National Park

Perched atop of a hillock in Nilagari Hill in the Balasore district, Odisha, Panchalingeswar Temple is a Lord Shiva’s temple which is named after the five lingas of Shiva that are installed inside this shrine. On reaching the top of the hillock, one has to bend down in order to look for the lingas inside a pool created by the waterfall. These lingas are continuously washed by the water of a perennial stream that flows over them.

Jagannath Temple Balasore
Jagannath Temple Balasore84.07 KMs away from Bhitarkanika National Park

Jagannath Temple at Balgopalpur in Balasore, district of Odisha, India by Emami Paper Mills. Lord Jagannath is above caste, creed and religion.The temple is seventy-eight feet high scintillating shrine and it has been constructed on a three acres of land on the premises of Balasore town Balgopalpur-based Emami Paper Mill.The temple claimed to be a replica of the Puri Jagannath Temple also bears the world-renowned Black Pagoda Konark Sun Temple's tinge with sixteen Konark Wheels .

Chandipur Beach
Chandipur Beach84.74 KMs away from Bhitarkanika National Park

The beach is located on the shore of Bay of Bengal and is approximately 16 kilometers from the Baleswar Railway Station. The beach is unique in a way that the water recedes up to 5 kilometers during the ebb tide. Due to its unique circumstances, the beach supports bio-diversity. It is a suitable picnic spot. One of Odisha Tourism's Panthanivas (guest house) is situated here.

Madhusudan Das House
Madhusudan Das House85.29 KMs away from Bhitarkanika National Park

Madhusudan Das was the first graduate and advocate of odisha. He was instrumental in creation of Province of Orissa . His house is very famous and there is a statue of him.

Khirachora Gopinath Temple
Khirachora Gopinath Temple91.39 KMs away from Bhitarkanika National Park

Khirachora Gopinatha Temple is situated in Remuna. It is a little town located 9 km east of Balasore, about halfway between Howrah and Bhubaneswar in Orissa . The name Remuna is resulting from the word Ramaniya which means very good looking.