Places to Visit Near Sambalpur

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Sambalpur is the gateway to the western zone of Orissa. It abounds in prolific rivers, lavish hills, lush green forests and affluent wildlife. It is a beautiful amalgamation of modernity and culture. Holding a significant historical importance, the place also has a flourishing textile and handloom industry popular for its unique patterns and style. There are also interesting places to visit near Sambalpur for an ideal weekend getaway.

Here is the list of 5 Places to Visit Near Sambalpur

1. Leaning Temple of Huma, Sambalpur

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This temple dedicated to Lord Shiva was built in the 17th century and is the only leaning temple in the world. In this temple, only the top is leaning while the pinnacle is perpendicular to the ground.

2. Hirakud Dam, Bhubaneswar

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Constructed across the Mahanadi River in Sambalpur, Odisha the Hirakud Dam is hailed as the longest human-made dams in India. Astonishingly, it is over 56km long and is the top pick among the locals as well as tourists to enjoy a refreshing day out. This marvellous piece of architecture construction was built in the year 1956, and owing to its location is a fantastic spot to watch nature come alive in all its glory. One of the major attractions here is a drive-through road that you can take you 21km over the dam, admiring its ingeniousness and expertise.

3. Rourkela, Odisha - Steel City of Odisha

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Known For : Khandadhar Waterfall Darjing and Deoghar Vedvyas

Surrounded by hills and rivers, the city of Rourkela is located in the state of Odisha. Popularly called as the 'Steel City of Odisha' and Ispat Nagar, it is one of the first cities of the country to become commercialized for steel production.  Rourkela’s natural positioning in the lap of nature makes it an offbeat tourist location for the people of nearby areas.

Best Time: October to March

4. Tikarpada Wildlife Sanctuary, Odisha

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The Tikarpada Wildlife Sanctuary spreads across 795.52 square kilometers and does not fail to enthrall its visitors with its overwhelming beauty, lush green surrounding, the ever cherished rambling of River Mahanadi besides the very famous Satkosia gorge and large variety of species of wild animals, birds and plants.

Best Time: October to March

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5. Gandhi Minar

Located by the Hirakud Dam, the Gandhi Minar is situated atop a hill and gives a panoramic view of the dam and its surroundings. This tourist attraction also has a ropeway that reaches the top of the hillock it is present on and the experience is very enthralling. Gandhi Minar is considered to be one of the best architectural constructions in the State.

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