Lord Baladev jew's Temple, Kanika palace, Vaitarinika wildlife sanctuary and Dangamal are some of the most sought-after tourists places of the district.
Kendrapara is geographically located between 20° 30' North Latitude and 86° 25' East Longitude and at an altitude of 12 meters from sea level. Kendrapara district covers an area of 2565 Sq. Km. The total population of the district is nearly 11,49,501. Cuttack and Bhubaneshwar are the two nearest airports from Kendrapara district.
Kendrapara is situated on the banks of river Gobari and is also referred to as Tulasi Khetra. the Baldev Jeu Temple is very famous among tourists who come to visit throughout the year. Ratha Yatra is celebrated every year with great pomp and grandeur. The annual car festival of Lord Jagannath, Balbhadra and Subhadra has great significance in the state. The festival of Gaja-Laxmi on Aswina Purnima is also observed by devotees with great dedication.
Some of the neighboring Cities and Towns of Kendrapara district are Bhagabatipur (10.4 nm) on its West, Ratnagiri (9.3 nm) and Indipur (7.1 nm) on its North, Patamundai (9.3 nm) on its East, and Patkura (6.1 nm) and Marshaghai (6.2 nm) on its South.
Kendrapara is the district headquarters and is divided into several blocks namely Deravis, Marsagai, Mahakalpara, Rajkanika, Garadpur, Pattamundai, Rajnagar and Ali. The district comprises of one Sub division, 1532 Villages, eight Blocks, 205 Grama panchayats, one Municipality and two towns.
Some of the famous tourist places of Kendrapara district are Gahiramatha, Aul, Kanika Palace, Bhitarkanika, Tamala sasan, Dangamal, Wildlife Sanctuary and many more.
Last Updated on : 8 July 2013