Aryapalli, Athagadapatna, Balkumari, Buguda, Chilika, Bhairabi are the major attractions of Ganjam.
The coastal district of Ganjam is one of the centrally located districts of Odisha. The district covers an area of 8,706 sq. kilometers. The administrative headquarters of the district lies in the town of Chatrapur. The well developed state is reputed for its contribution to the economy of the state of Orissa. The district has also produced four chief ministers of the state.
The Ganjam district is subdivided into a number of administrative units. It comprises of 3 subdivisions, 1 municipality, 23 blocks and 12 tehsils. These units are further subdivided into 3,171 villages and 18 towns.
The district of Ganjam is bound by the district of Gajapati in the south. The district of Phulbani bounds the district in the west. The districts of Nayagarh and Khurda lies in the north of Ganjam. The coastline of the Bay of Bengal borders the district on the east. The physiography of the district is dominated by the hilly terrain of the eastern ghats which is watered by the small rivers that flow from the hills of the region. The small rivers do not form a big catchment area. The most important part of the physiography of the district is the freshwater inland lagoon, the Chilka Lake.
The economy of Ganjam is predominated by the agricultural and the industrial sector. Bhanjanagar, Chatrapur and Berhampur are the recognized industrial estates of the district. The large, medium and the small scale industries facilitate from the well developed infrastructure of the district. The 3,15,300 hectares of forest area in the district is reputed for it preserved biodiversity.
Last Updated on : 8 July 2013