Sambalpur is located in the western region of Odisha and has one of the largest populations in the state. It was established as a municipality in 1883. Hirakud and Burla are its neighbours. This city is known for its historic buildings and parks. It is famous as the commercial capital of western Odisha. The largest dam in the world, Hirakud Dam, is situated in this city. The leaning temple of Huma, is located about 37 km away from Sambalpur.
Place to Stay
Budget-friendly hotels are easily available in this city. Upahar Palace (Tariff - Rs. 933) and Pathanvivas Sambalpur (Tariff - Rs. 2506) are two of the popular ones.
The official language of this city is Oriya. The other languages that are spoken here include Hindi and English.
The Sambalpur Lok Mahotsav in January and the Sitalsasthi Carnival in August-September are some of the famous events that are held at Sambalpur.
Place of Interest
Some of the popular tourist attractions in this city are the ‘Leaning Temple of Huma,’ the Hirakud Lake and the Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary. The Hirakud Lake is the largest artificial lake in Asia. The Hirakud Dam is also a popular tourist attraction.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Bhubaneshwar Airport which is at 256 km away.
Sambalpur is well-connected to the neighbouring cities and states via rail. There are daily trains from Mumbai, Gujarat and Kolkata.
There are various buses that connect to Cuttack, Bhubaneshwar and Rourkela. Some of the best travel operators in this area are considered to be Mahalaxmi Travels and Asian Travels. Online bus booking facility enables you to get your tickets from the confines of your home.