Nature Tourism in Angul District
Bordered by the small hillocks on both, the roads of Angul cast the view of a garlanded area with an open plain. The city has come into glare of publicity with the establishment of NALCO, the largest aluminum complex in Asia. Since the city of Angul offers an effective road network, it has a profitable contribution to the growth of the tourism industry in the district of Angul. The tourism of Angul is intensely blessed with the natural landscape and the exquisite beauty of Tikarpada, which is geometrically almost at the side of "Saatkosia" gorge. The meandering Mahanadi, following its course through the bountiful hills forms a gorge here, which is acclaimed as one of the mightiest gorge of India. The wilderness of the rocky gorge cast an enchanting sight and an ideal adventurous spot for angling and boating. The forest and the hillocks around the village, which have enormous reserve of fauna, mesmerize the visitors. Moreover the Gharial Crocodile Sanctuary enhanced the status of tourism in Angul.
Pilgrimage Tourism in Angul District
Small temple complexes in the pockets of the district largely benefit the tourism industry of Angul. The beautiful temple complex of Shree Saila Khetra on Sunasagada Hill top fetches a bulk of visitors. The main temple comprise of several chambers including Mukhasala, Jagamohan, Natyamandir and Garvagriha. The principal deities worshipped in the main temple are of Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath and Devi Subhadra. The temple attracts a lot of tourists throughout the year. The presiding goddess of Angul is Devi Budhithakurani. Since Angul had been recognized as the Shakta center since the 8th Century, the principal attraction here is the very structure of the idol of Budhithakurani. A stone icon without any proper shape is covered with vermillion. This Shakta temple constitutes a favourable tourist spot in the district of Angul. The historical remnants of the village of Bhimakand promoted the tourism of Angul to a large extent. A rock-art sleeping image of Lord Vishnu, which has been assigned to construct in 8th and 9th century is the key interest about the village Bhimakand. Presently it is situated within the large industrial complex of NTPC. Maa Maheswari Temple at the core of Athamallik is the citadel of the socio-cultural life of the region. Mythologically, the goddess is believed to be the royal deity and attracts a vast chunk of tourist throughout the year. Malayagiri range of Pallahara subdivision houses a spectacular waterfall. The glittering waterfall makes a jump from the hilltop in a way paying homage to Lord Shiva. The pristine freshness with an enchanting scenic beauty, this place is an ideal picnic and relaxation spot.
Leisure Tourism in Angul District
The industrial complex of Talcher constitutes an important centre of interest in the tourism industry of Angul. The Rani Park of Talcher with an area covering about 64 km is famous for its diversified flora and fauna.
Apart from these the whole region of Angul is invested with enough interest for the tourist nationwide. However the tourism industry of Angul is supportive enough to the economic development of the district.
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