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Places

Hirakud Dam-

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Here hydro electricity is generated. It also provides irrigation facilities for cultivation and controls flood.

 Nayak Para Cave :Another tourist spot is the Nayakpada Cave, situated at a distance of 12 Km. from Boudh town.This place which was once andashram` for sadhus, is believed to have mythological importance. The lush green forests of this place are a rich attraction for tourists.

Marjakud :An ideal picnic spot is the island of Marjakud located opposite to the Boudh town in the river Mahanadi. The deity of Maa Pitabali is worshipped here.

Padmatola Sanctuary &  Satakosia Gorge

The district is rich in wild life resources. The Padmatola Sanctuary in the district can be approached from Charichhak,43 km. east on the Bhubaneswar –Balangir road and by a  fair weather road from Daspalla. The distance of this place from Boudh town is 80 Km.

To the end of this sanctuary the majestic Satakosia Gorge with its lush green forests and rich wild life is located.  The crocodile sanctuary set up at Tikarapada ,located on the left bank of the gorge is an added attraction of this place. The meandering Mahanadi, flowing amidst the hills forms here the  mightiest  gorge in India, measuring 22 km long. This is an ideal place for boating, angling and adventure. Goddess Binikeyee, the presiding deity of Satakosia gorge is enshrined at the entrance. She is seen in the form of a four armed Chamundi and is worshipped according to Tantric rites. A forest IB at Sitalapani which is near to this place provides excellent accommodation  for those nature loving people who want to spend a day or two.

Jogindra Villa Palace:   

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This is the palace of ex-Ruler of Boudh locally known as Rajabati.  This was constructed during the reign of Raja Jogindra Dev ,who was benevolent and generous ruler. The palace is a picturesque and handsome building commanding a fine view of Mahanadi.

Charishambhu Temple : 

 

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It is situated at a distance  of 16 Km. from Boudh . Near the village at Gandhradi, is situated the famous twin temples of Nilamadhava and Sidheswar. These temples were constructed under the patronage of the Bhanja rulers of Khinjali mandala in 9th century A.D. These two temples were built on one platform which are exactly similar to each other. The one on the left hand is dedicated to Siva named Siddheswar and its sikhara  is surmounted by a Sivalinga.The second is dedicated to Vishnu ,named Nilamadhava  and its sikhara is surmounted by a wheel of blue chlorite.