Bhubaneswar, March 14: Head for your next refreshing moment in the hidden attraction Karanjia, located in the eastern part of Odisha. Karanjia is bounded south east by the Deo river that forms a natural district border for Mayurbhanj.
Getaway to Karanjia
It situated 221 kilometres north of Bhubaneswar, is famous for the temples of different deities of Hindu God and Goddesses.
It has various scenicspots that would help to refresh your mind and connect with the nature.
Ruins of ancient forts can also be found in the nearby places along with a tiger reserve and waterfalls making it a favourable holiday gateway.
Karanjia attracts the maximum number of devotees and tourists during its most famous dolo yatra and the big fair that comes up along with this festival.
The localites are very kind and friendly and would welcome you with open heart and lots of love. Though majority in Karanjia speak in Odia, others also speak in Santali, Ho, Mundari, and Kudmali.
Attractions of Karanjia
The biggest attraction is undoubtedly Simlipal Tiger Reserve, one of the largest biosphere reserves in India.
This National Park is just 40-50 km from the town. Then, there is Bhimkund, a natural water tank, located at a distance of 40km from the town of Karanjia. It is the most suitable destination for some mind refreshing moment and a connection to the spiritual world as it is best known for the temples it has that contributes to the divinity of the place. Maa Ambika temple dedicated to the goddess Ambika who is the presiding deity of the town. Maa Tarini temple, Rani Sati Mandir, Brameswara Mandir, Shyamarai Temple, Mangala Tempke, Satya Sai Temple, Rameshwar Baba shiva temple and Lord Jagannath temple are the other devotional places.
How to reach Karanjia
Karanjia is well connected with rail, road, and air. It is about 221 km from the state capital Bhubaneswar.
Best time to visit
The best time to visit Karanjia is from the month of October to March as the climate is cool and festivals are lined up for entertainment.
Usually April and May are the hottest months, whereas December and January are often coldest