Dhenkanal is a city that lies in the Dhenkanal district. It is 75.4 km away from the Bhubaneswar and is 55 km away from Cuttack. This city is well-known for its Kapilash temple. The majority of its population is made up by the Hindu community. The city is considered to be of historical importance and its Shiva temples attract many devotees. The Naganatheswar temple (20 km) and the Astasambhu temple (32km) are examples of the same.
Place to Stay
There are several budget-friendly hotels in this city. Some of the popular ones include Hotel Surya (Tariff- Rs. 551), R K Regency (Tariff -Rs. 1500) and Debkanya Hotel (Tariff- Rs. 1000.)
The official language of this city is Oriya. Other languages that are spoken here include Hindi and English.
Mahashivratri is celebrated with great enthusiasm between February and March. Ramnavmi is equally popular and takes place between March-April.
Place of Interest
Some of the tourist attractions around this city are Saptasajya which is 11 km away from Dhenkanal, and is popular for its scenic beauty. There is also Dattatreya Sai Ashram which is famous for the spiritual meetings that are held there.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Bhubaneswar airport which is 80 km away.
The Cuttack railway station is 55 km away. It is well-connected to the neighbouring cities and states via railway. There are daily trains from Mumbai, Gujarat and Kolkata (among other places) to this station.
There are various buses that connect to Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Rourkela (among others.)Some of the best travel services in this area are considered to be Mahalaxmi Travels and Asian Travels. Ticketgoose.com enables you to book bus tickets without any hassle.