Tourist Places in Sambalpur
The town of Sambalpur, lying 321 km from Bhubaneswar, is an ancient center for the diamond trade is famous for its internationally renowned textiles (ikat), rich tribal heritage and fabulous forestlands. Sambalpur is easily accessible by rail and road.
Samaleswari, the presiding deity of this region is enshrined at 'Samlei Gudi' on the bank of Mahanadi River. The other temple of importance is the Budharaja Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva and is perched atop the Budharaja hill. These temples are located at a few kilometres' distance from Sambalpur. The Hirakud Dam, the longest dam of the world, is some 15 kilometres from Sambalpur and can be easily visited on a day trip.
01. Chipilima Religious Centre
02. Gudguda Scenic Spot
03. Hirakud Scenic Spot
04. Huma Religious Centre (Leaning Temple)
05. Kendhara Birth Place of Bhimabhoi
06. Sambalpur Sambalpuri Handlooms
07. Ushakothi (Badarama) Wildlife