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Mayurbhanj – the largest district of Odisha ( formerly Orissa ), occupies a unique place because of its huge variety of flora, fauna and rich cultural heritage. Whether you are a nature lover or just like to lay back, this place provides you all. With huge deposits of Iron ore and quartzite, this place once attracted British and Indian industrialists alike.

Now, it has Asia’s second largest bioreserve and Tiger reserve – which often attracts tourists from all over the world.

Baripada is district’s headquarter and home to major commerce and government establishments. This city is located in the bank of Budhabalanga river. First recorded by Major James Renell of East India Company in his famous atlas of 1779, this place was called “Burpuddah”. Occasional sight of old heritage buildings and temples are very common in this city. On few buildings clear mention of the year of establishment shows its rich cultural heritage value.

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Mayurbhanj is known as land of art and culture of Odisha. The district headquarter Baripada itself has grown on the banks of river Budhabalanga and lots of temples are scattered inside the main town itself, just like stars in a dark night.

From Maa Ambika temple, to famous Jagannath temple or Hanuman temple to famous Baruneswar temples of Shiva and Kali – all of them are just within 10 Km radius of the oldest part of Baripada town called as Badabazaar.

Because of so many temples, you will find interesting events keep happening all over the town always. You will always have something to do and enjoy.

Hanuman temple entrance

Chhau Nritya : The fame of Mayurbhanj’s Chhau has crossed geographical limitations and has claimed world wide fans for its beauty, vigor and marvel of the art. Every year in Baripada, Chhau dance is organized at the famous Chhau field in Baripada.
Chhau is glorious heritage of Mayurbhanj. The enlightened kings of Mayurbhanj like Maharaja Shriram Chandra Bhanjdeo and Pratap Chandra Bhanjdeo, one of the builders of modern Orissa composed the famous “War-Dance” and presented the same in 1912 at Calcutta in honor of George V, the British emperor, who got dazed at the beauty and splendor of Mayurbhanj Chhau and appreciations were showered from the press and the elites

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Geography & How to reach

Mayurbhanj is landlocked district with geographical area of 10148 sq. Kms. It borders Jhargram district of West Bengal in the north east, West Singhbhum and East Singhbhum districts of Jharkhand towards the north, Balasore district in the southeast and Kendujhar towards the west.

Airways : The nearest airports are Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata and Biju Patnaik airport Bhubaneswar.

Under Udan-4.0 government is considering to revive old airport of Baripada.

Railways : Baripada is well connected with railway line ( recently upgraded to electric ) from Bhubaneswar, Balasore etc.

Roads : Baripada is 60 Kms from Balasore, 103 Kms from Kharagpur, 163 Kms from Jamshedpur, 231 Kms from Cuttack, 255 Kms from Bhubaneswar and 368 Kms from Rourkela. It is also connected with other cities such as Sambalpur, Puri, Bolangir, Bhadrak, Jhargram, Angul, Ranchi and Kolkata via Odisha State Road Transport Corporation and some private travel services.


Demography & Distribution

Mayurbhanj is proud to declare that the gender ratio ( male to female ) is almost 1 : 1.2 here, as per the census data of 2011, whereas national gender ratio is 1 : 0.9, thereby indicating the proud culture of high nourishment and upliftment of females in society. Mayurbhanj has been long governed by Queens and princesses, which probably helped the society to understand the value of female child in a family.

Communities : The Santals ( migrated in 18th & 19th century from Singhbhum ), Bengalis and Marwadis ( during late 19th & early 20th century ) are major residents of this district. Apart from these, its easy to find people from Ho and Munda communities also.

Religion : According to the 2011 Census 83.86% people are Hindus, 1.34% are Muslims, 0.60% are Christians, 0.03% are Sikhs and Jains while Adivasi faiths comprise the rest. Hinduism in its usual form is practiced by the Odia people. Baripada is an important religious centre, having one of the oldest Jagannath temples in the state as well as a much revered temple of Maa Ambika, the patron deity of the town.