1st temple is on the mountain and their are stairs to climb into
the hill , then there is a smal cave ,through which the temple is accessible. It
will take around 45 Mins- 1 hour to reach the Mahurikalua Temple on the
2nd temple is down the hill which is just infront of the parking space.
The Godess is well known in the district and many people come there to pray.
The space down the hill is full of long trees and like a jungle which is mostly
used as a picnic spot. You can find some inbuilt place to cook and have fun with
loud music,dance,play etc.
Being 15 Km far from Berhampur City , some public transport run to this spot and
there is a option to book a taxi,auto or Bus incase of many people whicha re
available at railway station,Bus stand and some other areas and can be booked
through the travel agents.
In the Time of New year the space is almost full of people, so if you are
planning to have a picnic on 31st December or on the new year , then make sure
you come early and have aplce to cook and have fun.
Railway- Nearest Railway Station is Berhampur.(15 kms from Berhampur).
Road- Just 4 kms from State High Way, Berhampur to Koraput Road, Village Padar
Balli Kalua Chhack.
Accomodation- Please note there is no hotels or guest house available at the
spot. Nearest accommodation is available at Berhampur.
Airport- This is 194Km far from the Nearest airport which is at the state
Kulada is famous for Goddess Bagh Devi which is the presiding deity, Kulad is
said to be birth place of great Oriya Poet Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja. It is
situated to the north west of Ganjam District with a ruin fort, river Mahanadi
flowing in the east and dense forest in the west side of the ruined fort.
speaks that during 12th century a Bhanja ruler had joined hands with a tribal
leader’ KULA’ to be eradicating the foreign invasion. Seeing the danger from the
tribe he stained the tribal leader KULA and on the same place, constructed a
fort which was later known as Kulad / Kulargad.
The original temple is at the top of the hill known as Upper Bagh Devi with 210
steps. Upendra Bhanja spent his term in meditation at this place. As the steps
are yet to be made and the route is very tough for climbing another temple of
Goddess Bagh Devi has been constructed near the road where people in large
number gather to worship. Kulad has many other temples also. The other important
temples of Kulad are Temple of Lord Jagannath, Mausimaa temple, Ratneswar
Mahadev temple etc.
Good motorable block top road 8 kms from BhanjaNagar and 88 kms from Berhampur.
Nearest railway Station is Berhampur 88 kms.
One of the prominent Orissa beaches, Aryapalli is located at a distance of 6 km
and 30 km from Chatrapur and Berhampur respectively. The golden sandy beaches,
deep blue sea and salubrious weather represent the beautiful place of Aryapalli.
An important place of tourist interest, the enchanting beach draws several
visitors through out the year who are absolutely thrilled with the captivating
beauty of the place.
Aryapalli beach provides the tourists with a wonderful
opportunity to enjoy the natural splendor of Orissa. The sunrise and sunset on
the beach casts a magical spell on the spectators who are bewitched by the
captivating beauty of Aryapalli. The tourists can enjoy a sunbath on the clean
beach of the place. Those who want to add a bit of adventure in their trip to
Aryapalli can swim in the tumultuous water of the sea.
Maa Bhairavi Temple :
Maa Bhairavi Temple is situated in a remote village ‘Mantridi' near Berhampur
city in Ganjam district. This temple pays homage to goddess Bhairavi. The deity
is an icon with one leg and four hands, craved in crude fashion. The image of
the idol was found beneath the land while ploughing and was enshrined as such in
a newly built temple in the year 1937.
Legends says that fishermen and sailors
used to take the blessings of Maa Bhairavi before commencing their journey. This
temple has become an important Shakti Pitha for the villages nearby. The
important days of this temple are all the Sankrantis and all Tuesdays. Thousands
of devotees from southern Odisha and northern Andhra Pradesh visit this temple
on auspicious days to offer prayers.
Omm Namah Shivaya, Budhakhol the heritage beauty of Odisha is situated in the
Buguda block of Ganjam Dist. It is the symbol of Buddhist culture. The place is
filled with full of Trees, Caves, temples and perennial Waterfall, which is the
main attraction for tourists and picnickers.
The presence of a bunch of five
temples on the top of the hill is another attraction of this place. The five
temples are Sri Sri Makareswar Swami, Sri Sri Gangadhareswar Swami, Sri Sri
Jagadieswar Swami, Sri Sri Siddheswar Swami, Sri Sri Budheswar Swami, which is
popularly knows as Panchu mahadeva Temple.
On Shivratri and Kartika Purnima, a large number of pilgrims come here to offer
Puja to Lord Shiva.
The Importance of Budhakhol increases during the month of Shrawan. During this
month a large number of devotees called "Bolbum Kawariya" throng at the
Budhakhol temple for Ganges water is offered to the Baba Budhakhol.
Tara Tarini :
The Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC) has come up with a package tour
to promote the famous Tara Tarini hill shrine in Ganjam district. This tour
would be taken up around five times in a month to enable devotees and tourists
from other parts of the State to have a comfortable luxurious trip to this
famous hill shrine.
As Bhubaneswar would be starting pint of this tour it would
enable tourists coming to visit golden triangle, Puri-Bhubaneswar-Konark, to opt
for a visit to another chunk of Odisha. The Tara Tarini Development Board
(TTDB), Berhampur has decided to provide all possible assistance for this
project of OTDC, said secretary of TTDB, Pramod Panda.
According to him this
package tour would be on Tuesdays along with the day of Sankranti. These are
most preferred days for devotees to visit this hill shrine. Mr. Panda said this
package tour for Tara Tarini was being provided at affordable price of around Rs
640 per passenger. Tourists would start from Bhubaneswar in air-conditioned
luxury buses and reach Tara Tarini hill shrine just before noon. The TTDB
authorities would welcome the passengers and provide them all possible
hospitality. These tourists would be provided ‘Prasad' of the temple as lunch
which is part of the package.
Along with accompanying guide the troupe of
tourists would get a chance to move around scenic spots around the hill shrine
during their stay there. Ropeway between the hill top and the foot hill was also
part of the tour package, Mr. Panda said. According to him this project of OTDC
would help in promotion of this hill shrine as a major tourist destination. Mr.
Panda said the second hill top road to the shrine was almost completed and it
would be ready for use by public by the end of the year. This new road starts
from Keshpur junction. Work was also under way for construction of a ring road
around the Tara Tarini hill. The ghat road to the hill top is being widened
further for easy driving. In some places gradient of steep slopes have been
The 35 feet high temple of Goddess Bhairavi is the main attraction of the
place,temple which is surrounded with three funeral sites at the outskirt of its
nearby villages. Ancient art and culture of Odisha can be viewed in the walls of
the temple. The sculpture of the deity is situated 4 feet down the ground level.
The deity has four hands and one leg, perhaps named as 'Ek Pada Bhairavi'. The
deity has been worshipped by a special kind of professional worshippers named as
Gopalpur-on-sea is one of the most pristine and popular beaches in Odisha, India. It is located
at a distance of around 16 kilometers from the town of Berhampur. Clusters of
palm and coconut trees, sand dunes covered with casuarinas plantation divide the
beach from the sea water which work as a complete setting for quiet conviviality
The sea and the golden sand makes it one of the highly sought
after beaches in India. Good accommodation options in serene and clam atmosphere
turns it into a favored holiday destination. Bathing and surfing in the sea
waters with the assistance from nolias can be a great experience.
Buguda block of Ganjam district of one of the spot of the Buddhist circuit and
archeological remain of Odisha‘s rich cultural heritage. The place derives its
name from budhikhalo that rivers to the meeting pint of old caves., It is also
said that the place has been named after Badhesvara- the Buddha in the mediating
posture, The place adheres to the Buddhism and shaivism having both Buddhist
images and shaiva temples.