UJJALESWAR

Introduction

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Attraction

Situated at a distance of  19 kms from  Digapahandi and 45 kms from Berhampur, near Ghodahada Dam. One would aptly cherish for visiting a monument with rare and quaint features. The shrine of Ujjaleswar has been developed from a cave temple, on a hillock which is approachable by steps. A huge stone shadowing the deity forms the back side of the temple, which has been also chiseled to steps for facilitating a circumambulating around the shrine. Before reaching the unctuous site, one would come across the pleasing surrounding of Ghodahada Dam, which has submerged a fort named Vijayanagar and its temple. The reservoir provides silence to a heard of  elephants, crocodiles and pythons and sub-soil water for Horticulture farm of tube rose. However rollicking monkeys, deer park, a pond with lotus flowers, an age old Banyan tree testing one’s unfeigned devotion and unfurled natural back drop verdant the sanctity of Ujjeleswar. One can drive carefully a bike or a jeep up to the temple. In case of bus ride, visitors may have to walk ¾ kms.   

Fairs & Festivals

Mahasivarartri, all Mondays of Kartika and Sankranti days

Approach

 

Rail

Nearest railway Station is Berhampur – 45 kms

Road

From  State Highways at Digapahandi- 19 kms  Berhampur- Koraput road.

Accommodation Facilities

Panthanivas (OTDC) at Taptapani- 43 kms. Berhampur- 45 kms.

Govt. accommodation can be availed at Digapahandi- 19 kms.

Distance from

 

Dist.Headquarters

67 kms.

State Capital

224 kms.