Sambalpur is a land of green forests, colourful wildlife, exquisite array of hills, waterfalls,
rich tribal life and culture, folk songs and dances, and a variety of monuments.Being the
cradle of an ancient civilization, it has its own contribution to the cultural fermentation of
our country. Associated with the celebrated name of its ruler Indrabhuti, the teacher-
founder of Vajrayana Buddhism, Sambalpur has earned a place in the cultural history of

Important Tourist Attraction of Sambalpur:
  • Samaleswari Temple
  • Ghanteswari
  • Heerakud Dam
  • Ushakothi Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary.
Other Tourist Attraction in & around Sambalpur:
  • Vikramkhol
  • Chipilima
  • Huma’s leaning Temple
  • Pradhanpat
  • Gudguda
  • Barapalli
  • Nrusinghanath
Important Festivals to See Around Sambalpur:
  • Dhanuyatra (Dec-Jan)
  • Maha Sivratri (Feb-Mar)
  • Sitalsasthi (May-june)
  • Lokmohastav ( Jan)