Best Sightseeing Places in Balangir
Before going for your Balangir vacation, be familiar with where you must visit on your
Ranthambore National Park has a rich wildlife including Tigers (including the popular
diurnal tigers), Striped Hyenas, Leopards, Sambar deer, Nilgai, Macaques, Chital,
Jackals, Rufous tailed Hare, Black bucks, Chinkara, Desert Cats, Indian False
Vampires, Five striped Palm Squirrels, Indian Flying Foxes, Indian Porcupines, Small
Indian Mongoose, etc. So, if you are a wildlife explorer you must make a visit to this
park during your Ranthambore travel.
This holy temple was established by a saint named 'Gagana Siva' who was a devotee
of Lord Shiva. You can find some exclusive inscription attributed to this saint inside the
temple. Someswara temple is believed to be constructed around 9th century.
An ideal place for history lovers, Ranipur Jharial is a multitude of medieval ruins. You
will get to see a series of flat rocks on top of which various numbers of temples are
located. There were around 120 shrines here, but only 50 could survive through the
Located at Saintala village, Chandi temple has a deity who is offered prayers are
Mahishasurmardini the temple dates back to 9th century.
Jogeswar Shiva Temple:
It is a renowned temple of Lord Shiva and located in village Jogisarda. This shrine is
quiet famous among the local inhabitants who come to this temple to do penance in the
form of fasting and seek blessings of the deity by lying prostrate on the ground.
Other Tourist Attractions:
Some of the other popular tourist attractions in Balangir are Harisankar, Rajendra Park,
Anand Niketan etc.
Best Time for Holidaying in Balangir
Balangir enjoys tropical climate with very warm hot summers and cool winters. But, the
best time of visiting and enjoy sightseeing in Balangir is from the month of "October to
February". So, plan your Balangir trip accordingly.
Must Buy Things from Balangir
Shopping in Balangir city is a delightful experience, especially for women because of
the famous Sambalpuri Sarees and other dress materials. Apart from this wardrobe
stuff, you can go for a variety of Sambalpuri materials available at best rates that
include Sambalpuri bed sheets to 'Sambalpuri Pata sarees', which can cost up to
thousands and lakhs. The good range of cloths can be found at 'Sindhi market'.
Besides, the cloth you can buy Sambalpuri Music albums, local snacks, like Chaul
bara, gaham bara(Gulgula), Chaka peeta, chena gaaja, labangalata, Chhena Poda and
Laddus etc. You can buy kilos of sweetmeat and significant dress material back home
for your loved ones.
Explore Options to Reach Balangir
Before booking your Balangir holiday packages, you should know about the modes to
reach this city. Read on to more:
There are two airports, Raipur Airport (201 KM away) and Bhubaneswar (248 KM away)
from where you can reach Balangir.
Balangir has its own railway station from where you can commute through regular trains
to the city from other major cities of the country.
There are various regular buses from other major cities of the country to Balangir
arriving at Balangir bus station.