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State: Orissa
District: Kalahandi
Famous for/as: Waterfall
Languages: Sambalpuri , Oriya, English, Hindi
Best Season: Nov - Feb
Weather: Summer 30-45°C, Winter 11-20°C
Pincode: 7660xx
STD code: 06670
Kalahandi is a historical destination with ruined forts and ruined bridges. Kalahandi is located on the confluence of Rivers Tel and Uttei. These two rivers are the tributaries of Mahanadi Belkhandi. Situated perfectly on the banks of the River Tel, there are many interesting places and places with historical significance in and around Kalahandi. This scenic town has many ancient temples showcasing the architectural and cultural excellence of the Indian community during 12th century. The 12th century monuments in Kalahandi add the value of the tourism in this region.

The Amathguda fort, which is in ruins now, with its impressive architectural and historical significance attracts many tourists to this place. This fort dating back to many centuries is placed on the right bank of the river Tel. The significance of the fort is its antiquity. The ruined bridge across the Tel River adds the beauty of the region.

The scenic Ampani hills showcase amazing views of the nature. The lush green landscapes and the breathtaking undulated hilly terrains attract the nature lovers and adventurous tourists to Kalahandi. The imposing valley Haladigundi in the ranges of Ampani hill displays mesmerizing views of reflected sun rays. The hill houses many species of rare flora and fauna. Spotted dear can be spotted abundantly in this hilly terrain. Picturesque Ampani hill is the best option to spend days in a natural setting. The region is spectacular for natural walks and trekking.

Many sculptures were unearthed in this location. The images of Uma Maheswar and Sapta Matruka (Seven Mother Goddesses) are specimens of the ancient architecture and culture. The images and the ruins of Belkhandi are well preserved in a small museum in Kalahandi.

There are many other attractions in Kalahandi. The Gudahandi hills with ancient caves having pictographic paintings, Junagarh the the ancient capital of Kalahandi and the place where the evidence of the "Sati-Rite" are present, are some of the praise worthy spots in Kalahandi.

The "khandual" waterfall, Phurlijharan a perennial waterfall, an amazing picturesque Rabandarh and charming scenery in mountains are all add the beauty of Kalahandi.
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