(Last Updated on : 27/07/2019)
Taptapani is a famous hot water zone which is located within the dense forests of Ganjam District
. The term Tapta implies hot and Pani means water. Taptapani has the lush green hills and rain washed jungles, accompanied by clouds floating amidst the beautiful hills which makes it all the more spectacular. This place is renowned for its sulphur springs and its water is considered to be empowered with great medicinal characteristics and is able to heal all kinds of body aches, including headaches
and skin diseases
. The Eastern Ghats Mountain Range
surrounds Taptapani and this area is inhabited by the ancient regional tribes of Odisha
. This place is surrounded by hills and forest
, which can be a good place for trekking
and explore wildlife
. The forest also offers great views of wildlife with rare birds
. There is also an adjoining deer park close to Taptapani, which is maintained by the Forest Department of the state.
People of Taptapani
The tribes of Mali Dingara Kondh, Bonda Poraja
and Kutia Kondh dwell in Taptapani. Their unique lifestyles might add to tourist attractions. Tampara, a brackish lake provides luxurious water sports
to tourists like water scooter, paddle boats and many other lovely activities.
Tourism in Taptapani
Tourists can enjoy a glimpse of a marvellous Buddhist Monastery
, a temple
dedicated to Lord Shiva
park nearby. It is a great weekend destination near Kolkata, which can be visited with another great beach destination of Odisha – Gopalpur on Sea
. The Kandimata Mandir and Sri Nilkantheswar Temple are amongst the significant pilgrimage spots in Taptapani. Several waterfalls, lakes
, rivulets, local tribal villages
, Tibetan settlement and monasteries are present in the region of Taptapani. The Pati Sonepur beach which is placed near Bahuda River, Aryapalli Beach
, Mahuri Kalua temple, Taratarini Temple
which is surrounded by Rushikulya River and others are the enjoyable tourist locales in Taptapani. The Mahuri Kalua temple is located at a distance of nearly 20 km from Taptapani.
Visiting Information of Taptapani
Taptapani can be visited throughout the year and is an immensely popular tourist destination in Odisha
. Taptapani is accessible by railways
. If one boards a train from the city of Kolkata
, he/she will be able to reach the closest railway station
to the area of Taptapani. Taxis are easily available in Taptapani.