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Sambalpur:

Sambalpur, situated in the East Indian state of Orissa, is known for its uniqueness in language, dress (Sari), dance, cuisine, culture, festivals, temples, heritage, songs, drama and music, among others. The uniqueness in terms of all this has been lying here for centuries. Sambalpur is also known for its King Veer Surendra Sai who jumped into freedom struggle against British even before Mangal Pandey in 1857.

 

Facts and Figures:

Sambalpur, the second highest populated city in Western Orissa, is the headquarter of Sambalpur Metropolitan Area which contains Hirakud and Burla. The economic centre of the region is made by the trio of Sambalpur, Hirakud and Burla. A number of commercial and government establishments took place in Sambalpur after independence, and after economic liberalization in 1990, significant industrial development emerged in the region.

 

Connectivity:

Sambalpur is well-connected by Air, Rail and Road transport. The nearest airports of Sambalpur are Swami Vivekananda Airport, Raipur (262 km) and Biju Patnaik Airport, Bhubaneswar (325 km). It has four railway stations – Sambalpur (Khetrajpur), Sambalpur Road (Fatak), Hirakud and Sambalpur City. Regular commercial and public road transportation is also available to approach the destination.

 

Place to Visit:

You can spot several historical buildings and parks in and around Sambalpur that is the commercial and communication hub of Western Orissa. One can also visit Sambalpur University established in 1967 and also the Hirakud Dam that is the world’s longest earthen dam and Asia’s largest artificial lake located at Hirakud. You can also make a visit to The Leaning Temple of Huma and Gandhi Temple.

 

Entertainment:

Renowned for Hirakud Dam, Sambalpuri Saree, Sambalpuri songs, Sambalpuri Dance, the Sitalsasthi Carnival, The Leaning Temple of Huma and Gandhi Temple, Sambarpur offers you full chance of entertainment.