Sunday, June 28, 2015

Keonjhar Kendujhar Tourist Places - Gonasika - San Ghagara - Bad Ghagara Waterfall

Gonasika



Surrounded by a series of valleys and wooded hills of varying colours,the place is famous as a centre of pilgrimage for the temple of Brahmeswar Mahadev established by the side of river Baitarani. In fact, this is the place from where the river starts flowing. A little away from the point of origin, the river goes underground ( and hence called guptaganga) only to be seen over a stone projection looking like the nostril of a cow.


A beautiful Guptaganga temple made here. The scenic beauty of the place is simply charming. It is 33 kms. From Keonjhar out of which service buses are available up to temple. A 100 step road goes towards Guptaganga temple.


A lot of mango trees you can see in this place. For accommodation tourists will have to stay at Keonjhar town. The Gonasika hills in Keonjhar district is the source of the sacred Baitarani. The Baitarani is known here by the name Guptaganga or the Gupta Baitarani. Near the foot of the hill a pond called Brahmakunda has  been made to store the stream water for bathing purposes.


The place is considered  highly sacred and a bath here is believed to bring religious merit. On the occasion of the Baruni Jatra many people from different parts of the district and the neighboring district visit Gonasika  for the holy dip. The villages Gonasika, Guptaganga and Baitarani are named after the sacred spots in the course of river Baitarani.

Sana Ghaghara Waterfall



It is situated, 6 kms from Keonjhar town by the side of N.H.-6. It is a small (100 ft) beautiful waterfalls suitable for outing. The spot is a very good picnic spot. A lot of development done here by govt to promote this place.


Proper step road made towards waterfall. A beautiful park made here which atracts visitors. Bathing is strictly prohibited in this waterfall. In rainy seasons you can see the real force of water in this waterfall.


Further it keeps one's eye standstill adding the beauty of Keonjhar town. Service buses and hired vehicles are available at Keonjhar. For accommodation a good number of hotels are available in the town. Thousands of tourists come to the place throughout the year.

Bad Ghaghara Waterfall



It is situated, 9 kms from Keonjhar town by the side of N.H.-6. It is a small (200 ft) beautiful waterfalls suitable for outing. The spot is a very good picnic spot. A lot of development done here by govt to promote this place. Proper unpaved road made towards waterfall. Proper paved road goes to 200 meteres of waterfall.


In rainy seasons you can see the real force of water with the sound in this waterfall. Further it keeps one's eye standstill adding the beauty of Keonjhar town. Service buses and hired vehicles are available at Keonjhar. Thousands of tourists come to the place throughout the year. A beautiful temple on top of waterfall which enhance the view of waterfall. A dam has constructed on the downstream side of waterfall. For accommodation tourist will have to stay at Keonjhar.