A small hamlet in the Puri district in Odisha, Jankia is at a distance of 41 km from the state capital, Bhubaneshwar. The nearby cities include Khordha, Puri, Jatani and Bhubaneshwar. The town is famous for its numerous Hindu temples with the closest being the famed Jagannath Puri Temple, 40 km away.
Places to Stay
Jankia has an offering of both luxury and budget hotels for visitors. Most of these hotels have an arrangement of tour and customised services. Reservations can be made online.
The official language of Jankia is Oriya. The other languages spoken include Hindi and English.
The places around Jankia celebrate many religious events the most famous being the Konark Dance Festival which is celebrated from 1st to 5th December every year. The other huge event is the world famous ‘Rathyatra’ of Lord Jagannath which is better known as ‘Yatra’ and ‘Ghosha Yatra’, held in the second week of June upto July every year.
Places of Interest
The key tourists attraction in Jankia are found in the nearby cities like Puri (30 km from Jankia), Bhubaneswar (41 km from Jankia), Konark (52 km from Jankia), Nandan Kanan Nantional Park (52 km from Jankia and Chilika (53 km from Jankia) famous for the endangered Irrawaddy Dolphins and more than 160 species of migratory birds.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Jankia is the Bhubaneshwar Airport (36 km from Jankia).
The railway stations close to Jankia include Tapang Railway Station (11 km), Dhaulimuhan Railway Station (11 km), Golabai Railway Station (12 km) and Kanas Road Railway Station (12 km).
There are daily bus services to Jankia from Jharkhand, Chattisgarh and West Bengal. Avail of bus booking offer when you book your tickets through TicketGoose’s mobile apps.