Tourist Places of Baripada
Baripada adore the beauty of Lush green valleys, Forest land and scores of ancient temples. It is an excellent place to stay and tour the Mayurbhanj region, a region with one of the most important wildlife parks of India (Similipal). It is the shopping paradise for the people of whole Mayurbhanj district. The Chandapur handloom products that comes in vivid colours and designs are a special attractions for tourists. Baripada is famous for stone carvings of Khiching. Baripada is also the home of the world famous Mayurbhanj Chhau dance, an ancient Hindu dance form. A must is the tusser silk fabric of Bangriposi.
Kitching – Kitching served as the capital city of Bhanja rulers for quite some time. The city is renowned for its ancient architectural marvel. The flawless sculptures, Temples and monuments still tell the tales of great aesthetic sense of the artisans and religious culture followed at the time. Goddess Kichakeswari holds the superior power here and is worshiped as the most scared Goddess of the Mayurbhanj chiefs. A exquisite museum here exhibits the highly important historical specimens of sculpture and art. Khiching is 205 Km away from Balasore and 150 km from Baripada.
Khiching (150 km)*The ancient capital of the Bhanja rules, Khiching lies about 205 Km away from Balasore and 150 km from Baripada. Scores of temples dominate the place, some of which are still in active worship. The predominant deity of Khiching is Kichakeswari, the most scared Goddess of the Mayurbhanj chiefs. The temple dedicated to her is built entirely of chlorite slabs and unique of it kind in India. The sculptures are beautiful. A small museum here boasts of highly important historical specimens of sculpture and art.
Approach: By road and rail.
Best time to visit: October to March