Top Tourist Places in Dhenkanal

The district 'Dhenkanal' is located on national highway no. 55 connecting Cuttack with Sambalpur.


By Air - The nearest airport is at Bhubaneswar (99 km from Dhenkanal) and you can reach this place from Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad and Nagpur by Boeing flights. 

By Rail - Dhenkanal Railway Station on South Eastern Railway (S.E. Railway)

By Road - 99 km from Bhubaneswar on NH. No 55 and regular bus services from Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Puri, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Raipur etc.



The temple of lord shiva chandrasekhar at the height of 457 meters. The place is identified with Kailash, The legendary abode of lord shiva. A Flight of 1,351 steps and also a ghat road lead to the temple. Thousands of devotees come to Kapilash on the occasion of 'MahaShivratri', in the month of February-March.

Besides the deer park and science park are two other added attractions of the place.

Kapilash Temple, Dhenkanal


By Rail - Nearest railway station is Dhenkanal Railway Station

By Road - 26 km from Dhenkanal and regular bus services are available.

1) Panthasala (Department of Tourism)
2) Inspection Bungalow (PWD)
3) Dharmasala (Choultry)

Joranda is famous for the religious head quarter of 'Mahima Dharma', the samadhi of Mahima Gosain, the preacher profounder of the mahima cult. 

The other sacred temples are 'Sunya Mandira' 'Dhuni Mandira' and 'Gadi Mandira'. Large numbers of pilgrims poar forth to Joranda fair held on Jan-Feb every year. 

Joranda Gadi, Dhenkanal


By Rail - Dhenkanal Railway Station

By Road - 24 kms from Dhenkanal Town and regular bus services are available.

1) Revenue Rest Shed, Natima
2) Dharmasala, Mahima Samaj Joranda


Saptasajya - 11 km from the Dhenkanal town and this is ideal place for picnic.

Kualo - 72 km from Dhenkanal town and 45 km from Angul and 25 km from Talcher town.

Ladagada - 40 km from Dhenkanal town

Saranga - 67 km from Dhenkanal, 23 km from Angul and 3 km from Talcher. The anatasyi image of lord Vishnu on the rocky bed of the river Brahmani at Saranga.

Dandadhar - 67 km form Dhenkanal, 30 km from Kamakshyanagar, Dhandadhar is the site of an irrigation project on the river of Ramail - an ideal place of outing.

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