Bhitarakanika Mangrove Forests
Bhitarakanika Mangrove Forests is covered with deep mangrove forests and saline rivers. It was declared a Sanctuary on 21st April in the year 1975. It is famous for natural crocodile breeding. Other animals like deer, wild boar, monkeys, monitor, python, king cobra also found here.
Batighar is where the first lighthouse was installed on the eastern coast of India. It is situated on the other bank of river Kharinasi. The height of this light house is 125 feet. Construction of this lighthouse was started on 6 December 1836 and it was lighted on 16th October 1837.
Kanika Palace is a massive palace constructed by King of Kanika. It was constructed on an area of 4 acres of land and height of the structure is of 75 feet. It is situated in Rajkanika Block.
Aul Palace is situated near Aul township in Kendrapara District of Odisha. It is an ancient palace spread over 40 acres of land.
Sakhibata is a 500-year-old banyan tree, mute witness to times gone by, has been accorded tourist spot status at Sakhibata in Kendrapara district. The gigantic tree, spread across 1.3 acres of land with about 600 trunks and sub-trunks, has been granted the tourist spot status by the state government following visits of tourists in the area throughout the year.
Badakotha is an old building near the Kendrapara Bus stand. Once upon a time, Badakotha in Odisha only indicated to the 2 stair building of Radhashyam Narendra.
Sri Chhualia Shakti Peeth
Sri Chhualia Shakti Peeth is the one and only tourist place of Pattamundai block. Maa Chhualia is the Adhisthatri Devi of this Peeth. This Shakti Peeth is situated on the bank of the river Govari in the village of Lokanathpur. It is a same distance of 12 km far from the nearest town Kendrapara and Pattamundai. The whole place is surrounded by sahada trees. Other trees like Kadamba, Krushnachuda, Panihenduli, Ashosth are also available here. The main thing is that the Goddess here takes non vegetarian in food offerings (bhoga) for instance fish. But any types of meat or wine strictly prohibited here. Dola Melan, Raja, Panchuka, Biswasanti Mahayajnya, Asta Prahar Namayajnya are the festivals of this Peeth.
Hukitola is a storm proof go-down constructed in the Jamboo Island by British East India Company in modern period, according to the wish of Captain Harris. It consists of 11 large size and 9 small size chambers.
Eka Kula is a unique island in Kendrapara District, which can be reached via motor bike during tide in the day time also one can reach there via boats from Jambu. This place is very beautiful once one reach there then one can feel like you are in heaven.
Paradip is only 20-30 km drive from Kendrapara District. One can see the sea beach, port, Nehru Bangala (First Prime Minister of India had come here) and also see the entry gate of river to Sea shore. Paradeep is also the last point of East Coast of India.
Udaya Giri and Ratna Giri
Udaya Giri & Ratna Giri is just 10-15 km drive from Kendrapara District. Mainly Buddha artefacts are there. There also has a picnic spot named Sakhi Bata. It is situated near Luna River. It is a beautiful spot. Lord Baladev and Laxmi Mandir are there. Lord Mahaveer Temple at new Chandan Pokhari, Ichhapur, Kendrapara also attracts the visitor, while paying visit to Udayagiri.
Pentha is situated in between the great River Chitrotpala and Luna (Karandia).It's only 12 km far from Kendrapara Town and 5 km from Patkura. The direct buses are available from Cuttack to Pentha. It is famous for Maa Sata Bhauni Temple.
Sialiaa is situated in The Rajkanika block. The main and only attraction is that there are no doors in any houses of villagers. Maa Kharakhai is the Grama Devati of that village and she keep all the villagers as well as village safe from any type of incident, and many villages are famous for their god & goddess like "Baipada" village is the smallest village of Kendrapara district Maa Boiti Nahakani is the "Grama Devati".
Districts of Odisha
Temples of Odisha
Tourism in Odisha
Mangroves in Odisha
National Parks of East India
Eco Parks in Odisha
Tourism in Chandbali
(Last Updated on : 16-08-2016)