BUDHAKHOL

Introduction

&

Attraction

At a distance of about 3 kms towards the north of Buguda is Buddhakhol, which is a scenic spot frequently visited by tourists and picnickers. Amidst natural surroundings there is a cluster of five temples on the top of a hill, dedicated to Lord Siva, popularly known as Panchu Mahadeva. At the upper most part of the hill a perennial stream forms a waterfal. A number of Buddhist remains have been found at the place which give the impression that it was a Buddhist settlement in ancient days. Not far from the place there are numerous caves one of which is called Siddha Gumpha where Buddhist monks were said to have performed meditation in old days. On Sivaratri and Kartika Purnima days a large number of people gather here to offer Puja at the temple.

Fairs & Festivals

Maghasaptami, Samba Dashami, Rath yatra, Danda Yatra (April), Durga Puja and Kalipuja

Approach

 

Rail

Nearest railway Station is Berhampur 70 kms.     

Road

Good motorable road from Berhampur touches. These places of interest.

Accommodation Facilities

This place has been provided with only one P.W.D. Inspection Bungalow. Better accommodation facilities can be availed at Aska- 30 kms and Berhampur- 70 kms.

Distance from

 

Dist.Headquarters

92 kms.

State Capital

180 kms.