Keonjhar, Jan 17 ( LocalWire) Tired from hectic everyday life and want to spend some time in a beautiful location, visit Bhimkund, the enchanting waterfalls in the state of Odisha.
Located in the district of Keonjhar the place is encircled by a lush green forest and spectacular natural environment.
There is a sacred pool that has numerous mysteries attached to it.
The waterfalls at Bhimkund create a spellbind in the minds and provide the visitors a pleasant experience.
What to see in Bhimkund
The Baitarani river, which flows through the area, creates two beautiful waterfalls Badakunda and Sanakunda.
They consist of a massive vertical shape gorge, and the speeding current of water creates smoke in the atmosphere.
You can hear the roaring sound of the water fall from far away.
This two-storey gigantic waterfall attracts tourists from every spot of the country throughout the year.
The state government has built a new watchtower and a hanging bridge at the famous waterfall to help tourists.
During the festival of Makar Sankranti, people from the nearby areas gather here in large numbers and take a bath in the holy pool.
According to mythology Pandavas stayed here sometime here during their religious expedition.
Bhima, one of the brothers of Panch Pandava, used to take a bath in this pool while spending their incognito life in Biratnagar.
Another legend about this place is that the pool has measureless depth.
Considered as one of the most sacred places, a large number of people from within and outside of the state visit Bhimkund.
Local residents gather in the area to celebrate Makar Sankranti.
When you are allowed
Tourists can visit this place from morning 9 am to evening at 5 pm .
It is open for every one round the year.
However There are few options available for night stay in the region.
In order to have a pleasant night stay, one can stay in Keonjhar town, which is one hour drive.
How To Reach
The nearest railway station is Jajpur road, which is about 100kms from the waterfalls.
It takes about 4 hours and 30 minutes to reach the place from Bhubaneswar, which is around 216 km away.
The scenic tourist hotspot situated on River Baitarani, in Patna block area, bordering Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj district, about 45 km from the district headquarters town of Keonjhar.
The place is well connected by public transport.