Mayurbhanj was listed by the TIME Magazine among the ‘50 extraordinary destinations to explore’ in its list of the World’s Greatest Places of 2023.
Mayurbhanj is the largest district of Odisha by area. IThe district is known for its scenic beauty, ancient temples, and folk dances.
Mayurbhanj offers breathtaking nature's beauty - lush green valleys, rivers, waterfalls. As a tourist you can soak in & kickback in this nature's wonder.
Mayurbhanj's 'Chhau' dance is famous worldwide. The dance is known for its energetic vibe & beauty. A must see!Photo: MAYURBHANJ ONLINE
Mayurbhanj is known for its ancient temples showcasing the rich history & traditions of the place.Photo: MAYURBHANJ/GOVERNMENT OF ODISHA
This national park is home to Asian elephants and Bengal tigers. Tourists go on safaris to explore the rich flora & fauna.Photo: MAYURBHANJ/GOVERNMENT OF ODISHA
Temples to visit include the ethereal Jagannath temple AKA Haribaldev temple. You can also visit Khiching temple which is 150km from Baripada.Photo: MAYURBHANJ/GOVERNMENT OF ODISHA
Another beautiful temple 'Maa Ambika temple' is very popular in Mayurbhanj and is visited by many during Durga Puja & Basanti Puja.Photo: MAYURBHANJ/GOVERNMENT OF ODISHA
A religious site, Devkund, is famous for its waterfall. It is a key site for Hindus as it called the bathtub of gods & goddesses.Photo: MAYURBHANJ/GOVERNMENT OF ODISHA
Bhimkund is a sacred pool. During the Makar Sankranti festival in January, thousands of pilgrims come here to take a holy dip.Photo: MAYURBHANJ/GOVERNMENT OF ODISHA
The nearest airports from Baripada (a city in Mayurbhanj) are in Kolkata (230km) and in Bhubaneshwar (253km). From there you can travel by road.
Baripada is well connected to many places like Balasore, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Jamshedpur and Cuttack and you can travel here by train or by road also.