An Eye To The Nearby
Hirakud is a small township located in Sambalpur in Odisha. Sambalpur is the epicenter of culture and commerce in Western Odisha. Throughout its chequered history the city has been a witness to many significant events which helped shape the overall culture and history of the state.
This majestic creation over the Mahanadi makes for the longest earthen dam in the world. The reservoir behind the dam holds 640 Km of shoreline and stands as the largest artificial lake in Asia. Witness the calmness and serenity with a drive on its dyke.
The Leaning Temple of Huma
The domicile of Lord Shiva worshipped as Bimaleswara is located on the Riverbanks of Mahanadi river, 23 km from Sambalpur, continues to intrigue tourists and historians alike.
Debrigarh Nature Camp
Dwelling between the Hirakud Dam and Reservoir makes for a charming setting, the sanctuary is an excellent habitat for leopards, gaurs, sambars, elephants, chital, chousingha, wild dogs, porcupines, nilgai, etc..
The holy space of Goddess Samaleswari – the presiding deity of Sambalpur is one of the most sacred temples of the state.