Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Odisha Govt Accords 'Tourist Destination Status' to Three Sites

Outlook (India), Feb 23, 2015
Odisha government today accorded tourist destination status to three more sites, including Eram in Bhadrak district.

The places which got tourist destination status by the government comprise of Eram in Bhadrak district, Tugugudia in Balasore district and Mangala Peeth at Kanas in Puri district.

The total number of tourist destinations in the state has now gone up to 344, officials said.

Eram also known as the place of sacrifice in Odisha, is located about 16 km away from Basudebpur of Bhadrak district.

During the time of Quit India Movement this field of Eram was frequently used by the freedom fighters for public meetings and agitation against foreign rulers.

On September 28, 1942 British police had opened fire on a large gathering there, killing 30 people.

Tugugudia in Balsore district and Mangala Peeth in Puri district are places of religious interest.

Of the 344 tourists destinations in the state, 13 are in Angul, 8 in Bolangir, 22 in Balasore, 10 in Bargarh, 9 in Bhadrak, 3 in Boudh, 25 in Cuttack, 2 in Deogarh, 10 in Dhenkanal, 5 in Gajapati, 22 in Ganjam, 6 in Jagatsinghpur, 19 in Jajpur, 5 in Jharsuguda.

There are 17 tourist destinations in Kalahandi, 6 in Kandhamal, 11 in Kendrapara, 16 in Keonjhar, 20 in Khordha, 13 in Koraput, 6 in Malkangiri, 16 in Mayurbhanj, 7 in Nuapada, 5 in Nabarangpur, 14 in Nayagarh, 21 in Puri, 7 in Rayagada, 7 in Sambalpur, 6 in Subarnapur (Sonepur) and 13 in Sundargarh district, they said.

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