6 attractions you should visit in Ganjam - With photos & details

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Top 6 attractions to explore in Ganjam

The name Ganjam means the “Granary of the world”. Ganjam District has witnessed many historical events and monuments from its past. Jaugada fort stands as the symbol of all the historical heritage connected with the Rushikulya Valley civilisation.

Chilika LakeChilika Lake, Odisha
Lake/ River/ Ponds

Chilika is Indias biggest inland lake. Spread over 1,100 square kilometers stretching across the length of the three districts of Puri, Khurdha and Ganjam and finally joins the Bay of Bengal through narrow mouth, forming an enormous lagoon of brackish water. Dotted with many emerald green islands with colourful names such as Honeymoon Island and Breakfast Island, Chilika is home to a rich variety of aquatic fauna.

Gopalpur BeachGopalpur Beach, Odisha 761002
Beaches

Melancholy and Salubrious Sea beach with blue waters and attractive back water bed in the form of cracks and sleepy lagoon covered with canopies of lush green foliage. The remnants of a vanishing British made port buildings speak the golden days of Southern Odisha from where ships were saddling to Rangoon.

Maa Siddha Bhairavi TempleMantridi, Odisha 761008, India
Hindu Temples

This is aBhairavi temple located in Ganjam district, Carved in crude fashion, the idol features one leg and four hands. It is said that this idol was excavated from a ploughed field. and was enshrined as such in a new temple in 1937. All the Sankranti days in every month of the Hindu Calendar and Tuesdays are considered auspicious here.

Rushikulya RiverRushikulya River, Odisha
Lake/ River/ Ponds

This is one of the major rivers in Odisha and covers the entire catchment area in the districts of Kandhamal and Ganjam. The Rushikulya originates at an elevation of about 1000 meters from  Daringbadi hills of the Eastern Ghats.

Shri Tara Tarini Shakti Peeth Temple, Ganjam, OdishaTemple Road, Near Rushikulya River, Raipur, Odisha 761018, India
Hindu Temples

It is a famous religious place in Southern Odisha where the twin sister Goddess i.e. Tara & Tarini adorn the sanctum situated on the top of a hillock girdled by the waddling holy river Rushikulya. Taratarani attracts thousands of devotes, picnickers and visitors through out the year.

Taptapani Hot SpringTaptapani Hot Spring, Taptapani, Odisha 761015
Lake/ River/ Ponds

Taptapani is one of the very few hot water sulphur springs in India. This sulphur hot water spring is known for its medicinal properties and curing of skin diseases. Taptapani in Odiya literally translates to hot water in English as 'Tapta' means hot and 'pani' water.

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