Also, known as ‘Amarkot’ and ‘Umarkot’, Umerkote is a small town located in the Nabarangpur district in Odisha. It is well connected with all other major cities of the country through frequent buses. The town is bordered by Chhattisgarh in the west and is positioned 62 km away from Nabarangpur, the district headquarter. Umerkote is an eminent business area of the district and Maa Pendrani is the local deity of the town. Nearby cities are Jaipatna, Kondagaon, and Rajagaon.
Places to Stay
There are plenty of budget hotels available here such as Hotel Trinath (Tariff - Rs. 100), Millan Lodge, (Tariff - Rs. 50), and Sabnam Lodge (Tariff - Rs.50).
The official language spoken in Umerkote is Oriya. The other languages include Bengali and Sanskrit.
Dussera, Kalisi Yatra, Ganesh Pooja, and Rath Yatra are celebrated every year in Umerkote. The annual tribal state-level festival Mondei is celebrated in November.
Places of Interest
Some of the popular tourist attractions include Sri Ramakrishna Temple, Sri Ram Temple, Maa Kali Mandir, Jagannath temple, Goddesses Pendrani Temple (70 km), Podagad hill range (22 km), Chandan Dhara (48 km), and Siva Mandir in Burja (8 km).
How to Get There
Raipur Mana Airport (186 km) and Visakhapatnam Airport (242 km) are the nearest airports from Umerkote.
Amagura is the nearest railway station. It is located at a distance of 67 km away from Umerkote.
Umerkote is well connected with frequent buses to Cuttack, Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Jagdalpur, Visakhapatnam, and Raipur. Several private buses operate in this route. Raghunath and Redline are private bus operators connecting to Bhubaneswar. Avail of bus booking online offers when you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com