Ganjam is a land of grains. It is famous for its fertile soil and crops production. In the fields of Ganjam, mostly paddy is cultivated. Farming is the main profession of the people and thus they get a lot of time for the development of their skills. Therefore the district of Ganjam is known for its art and culture. For a very long time, folk songs, folk dance, and folk music have been an irreplaceable part of the Ganjam district. The stories of Radha Leela, Krishna Leela, Ram Leela, Bharat Leela, the story of Prahalad, and daskathia have been very famous.

We also happen to find dance forms like jodisankha, ranapa, Raja nacha, mangala nacha, danda nacha. There are eye-catching sights at the Gopalpur sea beach and the other tourist places. The mountains, waterfalls, temples, and the green forests, every single thing successfully transfers some vibes to the visitors.

Panchumahadev temple

This place is special as it has got five temples of Lord Shiva. Every temple is very old and stone carved. It is believed that Gautama Buddha had visited this place long ago and had preached to his followers the teachings of Buddhism. The place is therefore named Budhakhol after the name of Gautama Buddha.

Sharana Srikhetra

The place where the Jagannath temple is located is called sharana srikhetra Marda. In this temple, there is no idol. But since the last 276 years and 5 generations, there have been offerings before the altar.


The famous Devi temple and tourist attraction of Ganjam, Balakumari, is founded by the royal dynasty of Chikiti. The temple goddess Maa Balakumari is located on the top of a hill and is surrounded by natural greenery. There is a concrete road that leads to the temple.

Taratarini Temple

This temple is located in the district of Ganjam and Goddess Taratarini is worshipped here. The Taratarini usually refers to two sisters named Tara and Tarini. This is a famous tourist place and people of all age groups come here to pay a visit.


This place has the maxims and rock inscriptions of Ashoka.


This is a fort located at the estuary of the Rusikulya river.

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