When planning a trip to Odisha what comes into your mind? Chillika, Puri Rath Yatra, Konark Sun Temple, Bhitarkanika National Park, Lingaraj Temple or Paradip Port? Do you know besides these popular attractions Odisha is also home to a small yet beautiful town Burla?
Located in the western Odisha in the district of Sambalpur, Burla is a small town and is home to 1 of 7 Government engineering colleges, top-ranked university, and of course the famous govt. medical college of the state. Besides being an education hub Of Odisha, it also features one of the jewels of the world — the Hirakud Dam — world’s longest dam (length of 4.8 kilometers — spanning amid 2 hills).
How can you reach Burla?
You can catch trains directly from Bhubaneswar to Sambalpur. There’re 2 intercity express trains running everyday from Bhubaneswar to Sambalpur. After the introduction of Airodisha you can also catch a flight from Bhubaneswar to Jharsuguda, and then take a regular bus service to Burla. You can also easily catch a night coach bus from Bhubaneswar to Burla that takes 6 hours of journey. Bus services are in fact the best and direct way to connect Burla from Bhubaneswar.
What are the popular places to see in Burla?
Besides the world famous Hirakud Dam, Burla is blessed with so many other attractions that are worth exploring. Some of these attractions include but not limited to:
· Gaon Burla Mandir
· Iskon Temple
· Debrigarh Wildlife sanctuary
· Gandhi Minar & Nehru Minar
· Ghanteswari and Samaleswari Temple
· Dr. A.p.j Abdul Kalam planetarium & science park
· Huma Dhuma Temple
· And much more…
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