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The city of Angul in Odisha is counts amongst the most important cities of Odisha. It is fast emerging as a major commercial and industrial centre. With lush green forests and abundant wildlife species, this place is truly a paradise for the tourists. There are many religious places of worship, scenic spots and other such tourist places in and around this city that makes it popular among the visitors. Besides, a well-developed and systematic network of transport, easy accessibility and pleasant climatic conditions have together contributed in making this place one of the most sought after ones.
Jagannath Temple, Angul
Best Time to visit Angul
The climate in Angul is highly varied and is
characterised by hot summers, cool and pleasant winters and erratic
rains during the monsoon season. An ideal time to visit this place would
therefore be during the months of December to February, in winter. As
the climate during this period is mild and pleasant, sight-seeing can
turn out to be a fun filled and rewarding experience. You also get to
experience and participate in the cultural events, fairs and festivals
that are held here, during this time.
Helplines and Important Contact Numbers
Odisha Department of Tourism Address: Government of Odisha, Paryatan Bhawan, Lewis Road, Bhubaneswar - 751014 Phone No: 91 674 2432177 Fax: 91 674 2430887 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.orissatourism.gov.in
Angul Tourist Office Address: Angul District Library, Angul - 759122
Tourist Places in Angul
The city of Angul is home to various industrial establishments, owing to the availability of raw materials in abundance and man power. Apart from major industries, a number of religious and tourist destinations are also found in and around this city, thus attracting huge crowds of visitors from far and wide.
Located besides the Satakosia Gorge, this tiny village, with its beautiful gorges and hills, is known to be one of the most enchanting places and is a must visit for all the visitors. The adventure lovers can indulge in boating, angling and other fun activities here. The Gharial Crocodile Sanctuary, set up at this place is one of its special attractions.
This temple, situated in the town of Angul has Goddess Budhithakurani as its presiding deity. This Goddess here is in the form of a stone covered with vermillion. This Goddess is believed to be very powerful and thus this shrine attracts huge crowds of visitors, not only from different parts of Odisha, but from all over the country.
Located near Angul, this place is famous for its temple with Sidheswar Baba as its presiding deity, constructed amidst lush green jasmine forests. Beautiful hot springs surround this temple and the water in these springs are believed to flow from the pedestal of a Shiva Lingam. These springs are thus believed to possess magical powers and are known for their curative properties. Thus tourists from far and wide visit this place to take a dip in the holy waters and purify themselves.
Situated at a distance of about 50 kilometres from Angul city, Bhimakand consists of a beautiful rock art image of Lord Vishnu, in sleeping posture. This massive image spans about 42’ (126.5 cm) long and 8’ wide and is believed to be the second largest image in the country, after Gomogteswar in Karnataka. This sculpture belongs to the 8th – 9th century A.D. This image, along with the picturesque river Brahmani, flowing across the village have made this place a wonderful and famous tourist attraction.
Sri Saila Khetra
It is one of the most beautiful temples set up at Sunasagada Hill top in Angul. The main temple is composed of Natyamandir, Garvagriha, Mukhasala and Jagamohan and Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath and Devi Subhadra are worshipped here. Goddess Saraswathi, Bimala and Lakshmi are worshipped in the temple complex. This temple is thus a beautiful replica of Lord Jagannath Temple in Odisha and is spread over an area of about 7500 square feet. Car Festival and other such festivals associated with Lord Jagannatha are celebrated here with great pomp and fanfare and draw huge number of visitors.
It is one of the most rapidly growing industrial areas near Angul city. It is home to several important industrial establishments including Talcher Thermal Power Station, Heavy Water Plant and Talcher Collieries that have added to the importance of this place. Industrial visits and excursions are often organised to this place to study the functioning and operations of various industries here.
There is a beautiful cascading waterfall near this village, at a distance of about 120 kilometres from Angul. The sparkling waters falling from top appear to pay homage to Lord Shiva on the foothill, thus creating a magnificent landscape. Khuludi is thus a popular picnic spot and attracts people belonging to all age groups.
How to Reach Angul ?
Railways in Angul
Its strategic location, easy accessibility and systematic network of transport have contributed in making Angul one of the most sought after destinations in Odisha. It is well connected to major places by rail, road as well as airways. The Biju Patnaik International Airport atBhubaneshwar is the airport nearest to Angul, and has regular flights to major cities and nearby places. Angul Railway station on the East Coast Railway Line is one of the busiest stations in Odisha, connecting the city of Angul with other major Indian cities. National Highways connect Angul city to nearby destinations, while travel agencies offer numerous bus and cab services, connecting Angul to other important places. Auto rickshaws and taxis form the major means of commuting within the city.
Being a rapidly developing industrial and tourist centre, the city of Angul has numerous options for accommodation. For those who wish to opt for cost effective services, there are budget hotels, while luxury hotels are often preferred by the elite customers. With a variety of services including well maintained and hygienic ambience and courteous staff, these hotels make sure the customers enjoy a pleasant and memorable stay.
Kamlesh Continental Address: 1/A Industrial Estate, Tamrit Colony, Angul H O, Angul - 759122 Phone No: +(91)-8599006702, 8599006710, +(91)-6764-236281
Jagannath Lodge Address: Angul H O, Angul - 759122 Phone No: +(91)-6764-220913
Hotel Goutam Vihar Pvt Ltd Address: Town Main Road, Angul H O, Angul - 759122 Phone No: +(91)-9778271400
Maa Tarini Guest House Address: Sikhyakapada Chhak, Angul Station Road, Angul H O, Angul - 759122 Phone No: +(91)-9337857533
Being an important industrial as well as tourist
centre in Odisha, the city of Angul attracts huge number of visitors
from far and wide. To enable you to plan and organise your trip in a
systematic manner, Angul has numerous travel agencies and tour
operators, offering various tour packages at highly reasonable rates.
Right from ticket booking to accommodation and transport, these agencies
take care of everything, according to your needs and specifications,
letting you enjoy your trip. Below is a list of travel agents and tour
operators in and around Angul.
Travel India Address: Ground Floor, Handidhua Chhak, Angul H O, Angul - 759122 Phone No: +(91)-6764-240453
Rajni Subhyatra Address: Rathi Kutir, Madanmohanpara, Angul H O, Angul - 759122 Phone No: +(91)-9861779490
Odyssey Travels Address: Hanuman Bazar, Nh-42, Angul H O, Angul - 759122 Phone No: +(91)-9861349508
Angul can be said to be an amalgamation of rural economy and numerous industrial establishments. Numerous shops including book stores, apparel stores, optical stores, cosmetic stores, gift shops, pharmacies, home appliance stores, hardware stores, electronic goods showrooms have been set up throughout the city to cater to the needs of the natives as well as the visitors here. There are road side shops selling a wide variety of wares at attractive prices. Besides, you can come across numerous cottage industries in this place, thus handloom, carpentry, brass items, works of bell metal are some of the popular items of this region that are in demand among the visitors here. You can head off to Bhubaneshwar, the capital city of Odisha and have a fun filled and delightful shopping experience.