Named after the headquarter town of Bolangir, also spelt Balangir, this district was formed on 1st November 1949. It is one of the major commercial townships in the western part of Odisha. With Gandhamardan Hill in the northwest, Bolangir has a rich cultural heritage and still retains its old world’s charm and serenity. Its scenic beauty, numerous shrines, native tribal life and traditional hand-woven textiles life have made it a mesmerizing place to visit. Bolangir includes elegant temples, an exquisite picnic spot called Harishankar on the Gandhamardan hill and several unique monuments in addition to a couple of waterfalls.
The District celebrates many festivals with great enthusiasm. Sital Sasthi, Nuakhai, Bhaijiuntia, Puajiuntia, Shiv Ratri Mela, Patakhanda jatra, Sharabana Purnima are the famous festivals being celebrated here.
Altitude: 383 m (1,257 ft)
Clothing : Summer- Cotton and Winter- woollen
Temperature: Summer:46-28 C and Winter: 14-3 C
Languages: Oriya, Hindi, English and Tribal dialects
STD Code: 06652
Best time to visit: October to Marh is the best time to visit Bolangir.
How to reach :
Air: The nearest airport is at Raipur in Chhattisgarh (266 km). The airport at the state capital, Bhubaneswar, is 327 km away by road.
Rail: Bolangir is well connected by rail with major cities in India.
Road: Bolangir is well-connected by good motorable roads with important cities like Bhubaneswar, Puri, Rourkela etc.