Keonjhar going students for Industrial tour can visit Mining based industries. Kendujhar District is highly rich in mineral resources and has vast deposits of iron, manganese and chromium ores. Extensive deposits of Manganese ore are found in Thakurani and Joda East hills of Barbil. The two important mineral based industries in the district are the “Kalinga Iron Works” Barbil and the “Ferro-Manganese Plant”, Joda. There are also some other industrial setup for industrial visit like Spun Pipe plant, Patnaik Steels & Alloys Ltd, Keonjhar Dist Co-Operative Milk produces Ltd, Orissa Sponge Iron Ltd. Durby Industrial Barbil Projects (P) Ltd. Etc.
A tribal wonderland, Keonjhar has always held a magical allure for travellers for its geological, religious, social and anthropological significance. From the stunning beauty and unspoilt elegance of dense forests, exuberant waterfalls, terraced valleys and exotic wildlife to one of the oldest (3,800 million years) rocks in the world, the opportunities to discover the wondrous treasures of this district of Odisha are endless.
The discovered inscription at this place displaying a dancing Siva dates back to the 3rd-4th century AD and is the earliest specimen in this aspect of the god. Temples within the town and on the picturesque outskirts are places of religious significance. A mineral rich area, Keonjhar, also known as Kendujhar, is home to many steel factories..
Sights to See
This shrine is another famous temple in Koenjhar.
Set amidst picturesque settings, the shrines of Siddha Jagannath, Diddha Kali and Panchabati are other famous pilgrimage centres on the outskirts of Koenjhar.
Sitabinji (30 km):
Located 23 km on the Jajpur-Keonjhar Road up to Katarbeda and 7 km from there on river Sita, Sitabinji is well known for its ancient fresco paintings on a rock shelter called Ravan Chhaya which is like a half opened umbrella.
Khiching (130 km):
The place is famous for a lone black granite temple dedicated to goddess Khichakeswari. A museum with a rare collection of sculptures from nearby archaeological sites of Mayurbhanj district is an added attraction.
Khandadhar (60 km):
An inviting spot where a glittering waterfall cascades down from a height of 550 feet is a premier travel destination. A shower in the plunging waters will be an unforgettable experience. This waterfall is a smoking waterfall because of the “smoke like” appearance created by the spray of the plunging waters of the waterfall at this spot. The spot is ideal for picnic
On the river Kusai near Anandapur, the temple of Kosoleswar, built in circa 900 AD, is a famous centre of pilgrimage. Once upon a time it was a flourishing seat of Buddhism. Even now a 5 feet high image of Avalokiteswar stands there, reminiscent of Buddhist activities in the past. Another important monument of the place is the stone embankment on the river which is the second of its kind in the state.
- Kalinga Iron Works
- Keonjhar Dist Co-Operative Milk produces Ltd
And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries
Gonasika (45 km):
Surrounded by a series of valleys and wooded hills, Gonasika is a centre of pilgrimage for the temple of Brahmeshwar Mahadev, established at the origin of the river Vaitarani. A little away from the point of origin, the river goes underground (hence called Guptaganga), only to be seen jumping after a short distance over a stone projection looking like the nostril of a cow.
A waterfall and a good picnic spot. For the religious, there is the Vishnu temple, the shrines of Siddha Jagannath and Siddha Kali at Siddha Math and the Panchabati embellishing its picturesque settings.
Gundichaghagi (65 km):
A series of waterfalls near Harichandanpur falling down over hanging rock projections and is slowly gaining popularity.
Murga Mahadev (70 km):
It is situated by the side of a perennial spring of Thakurani hill in Champua Sub-Division of Keonjhar District. It is famous for the temple of Murga Mahadev.
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- 235 km from Bhubaneswar
- 352 km from Kolkata
- 220 km from Sambalpur
- 175 km from Jamshedpur
- 222 km from Rourkela
- 114 km from J. K. Road
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