Shahid Minar, Ma bhandar Gharani, Khatiguda Dam and Lord Jagannath Temple are among the many tourist locations of Nabarangapur.
The Nabarangapur district was initially a part of the Koraput District of Orissa but later the district was bifurcated and Nabarangapur acquired the status of an independent district of Orissa. Covering a total geographical area of 5294.0 square Kilometers, the Nabarangapur District came into being on the 2nd of October in the year 1992. The Nabarangapur district in the South Western part of Orissa is engulfed in the greenery of dense forests. A picturesque place, the Nabarangapur district is also a home to a number of tribes who have their own distinct culture and lifestyle.
The population of the Nabarangapur district are mostly tribal of which some are even nomadic and aboriginals. The tribes in Nabarangapur include the Paraja, Kondhas, and Gadava and all of them adhering to their traditional mode of livelihood and lifestyle are still dependent on cultivation and forest products.
There is a huge diversity in the religion of the people of Nabarangapur district which includes, Hindus, Muslims and Christian. The tribal people mainly follow the Hindu religion but the presence of Islam and Christianity are also distinct in the region.
The originality and tribal culture of the district of Nbarangapur has made it one of the most popular tourist sites in Orissa. There are a number of interesting tourist sites in the district of Nabarangapur, these include:
- Chandan Dhara
- Maa Pendrani, Umerkote
- Sahid Minar, Papadahandi
- Hirli Dangar
- Gorvarai Temple
- Gosein Dorah
- Kelia Temple
- Podagada(The Ruined Fort)
- Khatiguda Dam
- Maa Bhandar Gharani
- Lord Jagannath Temple
- Jagannathpur Temple
Last Updated on : 30th March 2013