Bangriposi in Odisha
Located at a distance of 230 kilometers from Kolkata, this place is extremely relaxing as well as exciting for traveling and has provided inspiration in form of creative impulses for various littérateur and artists. The best place for nature lovers, Bangriposhi gives ample scope of interaction with nature through its jungle, hills and river and the tribal culture, who are inseparable parts of the indigenous. So if one wants to satiate one’s hunger for traveling to new places, then Bangriposhi, located in the shadows of the Thakurani Hills in Mayurbhanj, Orissa, would be the best choice.
Surrounded by numerous forest tracts and hills like Vidyabhandar, Ardheshwar, Patharkushi, Buraburi, Bangriposi is a storehouse of flora and fauna. The River Budibalam meandering through Bangriposi is a major attraction here.
A couple of kilometers from Bangriposi is Thakurani Hills. One can reach the summit of the hill to see the temple of Goddess Bangriposi. Crossing this mountain, one can visit the small marketplace of the tribal people. One can also travel 20 km from Bangriposi to Kuliyan village, which is renowned for Dokra artwork. A short trip of 25 kms to the Bankabal Lake and its adjacent dam is a pleasant experience. A visit to the nearby Duarsini temple and the Nilamadhaba temple should also be in your itinerary. Another major attraction near Bangriposi is the Simlipal National Forest, just 60 kms. away.
Apart from visiting the tourist spots, one can also take a look at the lifestyle of the tribal people of this area who are mainly Santhal, Munda, Bhil and Lodha. However, Bangriposi is a box full of surprises for photographers, bird watchers and trekkers. If you are an avid trekker, then you would love to trek along the Buribalam River bank and scale the hills and forests nearby. The boulders jutting out of the river rock bed, the terraced Paddy fields on the hill slopes, the village life and birds chirping all around the trees are few reasons to make your trip to bangriposi.
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- How to reach :
- You can take the Dhauli Express from Howrah and covering a journey a four hours reach Balasore. From there you can hire a car and travel 2 hrs 30 minutes to Bangriposi. You can reserve a car for a couple of days to reach here and travel various spots nearby. Direct overnight buses connect Kolkata to Baripada. From Baripada, Bangriposi is just 32 kms. NH6 connects Bangriposi to Kolkata. It is just 230 kms from Kolkata.
- Best time to visit :
- Avoid the summer time, anytime in the rest of the year is ideal for visiting bangriposi.
- Lodging Facility :
- A no-frills Eco cottage located amidst sylvan surroundings with three bedrooms and attached western bathrooms can accommodate guests. There are no air-conditioners or televisions in the cottage but clean bathrooms, clean bed sheets and very cozy and clean rooms with patios blends this cottage to its environment. Delicious home cooked local meals are served by the caretaker and the cook.