Kendrapara is a municipality block and the headquarters of the Kendrapara district in Odisha. The cities nearest to Kendrapara are Bhubaneshwar (85 km) and Cuttack (54 km). Kendrapara has the river Luna flowing around its outskirts. It is a densely populated city with many occupations like industry and tourism accounting for its economy. Kendrapara has a lot of places of cultural interest for the eager traveller.
Places to Stay
Kendrapara has a few good budget hotel options. These include Hotel BCM Plaza (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Hotel Golden Plaza (Tariff – Rs. 1000).
The official language of Kendrapara is Oriya. No other languages are spoken here.
The important festivals of Kendrapara are the Rath Yatra of Lord Baladevjew held in June-July every year. The Kojagiri Purnima is celebrated with great pomp here.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Kendrapara. The temple of Lord Baladevjew is an important religious landmark. Kanika Palace, constructed by the Kanika Kings is a beautiful architectural marvel. Batighar is the first lighthouse to be installed in the eastern coast of India.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Kendrapara is the Bhubaneshwar Airport. The airport is located about 85 km away from the town.
The nearest station to Kendrapara is in Cuttack, which connects it to the major destinations on the Eastern Railway Line. Trains from Kolkata, Andhra Pradesh and other states frequently halt here.
There are daily bus services to Kolkata and other places. The best bus operator that offers good service to passengers is Dolphin Travels. Several bus booking portals offer bus ticket booking coupon on their sites. Look out for discount codes when you book your tickets.