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Kendrapara District,Odisha

Kendrapara District is an administrative district of Odisha state in eastern India. The town of Kendrapara is the district headquarters. Kendrapara District is situated in the eastern portion of the state, and is bounded on the north by Bhadrak District, on the east by the Bay of Bengal, on the south by Jagatsinghpur District, on the west by Cuttack District and on the northwest by Jajpur District.

Geography of Kendrapara District,Odisha

Kendrapara District lies in 20° 20’ N To 20° 37’ N Latitude and 86° 14’ E To 87° 01’ E Longitude and situated in central coastal plain zone of the Odisha. The Bay of Bengal lies in the eastern part of the district. The coastline covers 48 km stretching from Dhamra Muhan to Batighar. Kendrapara district headquarters is 85 km from the State headquarters.

Kendrapara District lies in the river delta formed by the Brahmani and Baitarani & branch rivers of Mahanadi. The Bhitarkanika Mangroves, Bhitarkanika National Park, Gahirmatha Beach & Baladevjew Temple lie in the district. The district has also other beautiful places like Suka-Parikshita Ashram, Kudanagari,Pentha sea beach, Harihar Kshetra Mahala, Gadadhara Gosain Pitha, Korua etc. This district has 9 blocks named as Aul, Derabish, Garadpur, Mahakalapada, Marshaghai, Kendrapara, Rajanagar, Rajkanika, Patamundai.

Tourism of Kendrapara District,Odisha

There are sevKendrapara Town.Kendrapara Town.ral tourist places in Kendrapara District. Batighara is the first lighthouse installed in eastern coast of India. It is surrounded with pleasant natural beauty. In front of the Batighar, False Point Port was the first modern port of the Odisha coast. This port was commissioned in the year 1855. Kanika Palace is one of the most popular tourist places in Kendrapara District. It is situated in Rajkanika block and around 50 km from Kendrapara. The beauty of the palace is unbelievable. Aul Palace is another tourist site and it is an ancient palace spread over 40 acres of land. Other structures like Rajbati, Ranimahal, Ghodashala, Bhandar, Udyan, Pramoda Udyan, Debalaya, Devi mandir are included in the palace. Dhamara Port is an ancient port on the bank of river Baitarani, around 5 km from Kanika Palace. Kudanagari is an ancient center of maritime business, which is situated in Patkura constituency. A massive sand dune sprawling over 15 acres of land and of a height 25 feet, surrounded by deep forest is a popular pilgrim center. All the places of interest of Kendrapara District are worth visiting. The district is known for its Temples, Fairs and Wildlife Sanctuaries. Notable tourist places are

  1. Baladevjew Temple, Kendrapara Town.
  2. Lachhamanjew Temple, in Balipatna, 4 km distance from town
  3. Lakhmi Varaha Temple, Near Aul, a 40 km distance from Kendrapara Town.
  4. Bhitarkanika Mangroves
  5. Bhitarkanika National Park
  6. Gahirmatha Beach
  7. luna breeze kalapada khasadifamous boita bandana utsav & kartikeswar puja festival.
  8. Kudanagari Suka Parikshita Ashrama
  9. Harihar Kshetra, Mahala
  10. Maa Dakshina Kali Temple in Kudanagari
  11. Mallikeswar Shiv Temple in Adhangamallikeswar pur, Chandol, 15 km distance from Kendrapara Town.
  12. Gopinath Temple in mathasai, Chandol, 15 km distance from Kendrapara Town.
  13. Maa Echhapati Temple in Deogan, Olaver, 60 km from kendrapara town.
  14. Kapileswar Temple in Pradhan Patikira, Kusunpur; 12 km distance from [Kendrapara] Town
  15. Batighar
  16. Kanika palace
  17. Aul palace
  18. Derabish palace
  19. Chandramauli Temple in Chandangar
  20. Panchamukhi Hanuman Temple in Sansarfal,Pattamundai