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About Bhawanipatna

Bhawanipatna forms an important part of Kalahandi district of Odisha. Located on National Highway - 26 it connects to major places of the state. The city can be reached via both road and railways. Bhawanipatna serves as a headquarters city of its Kalahandi District and it has been a center of attraction due to the presence of ancient temples devoted to Hindu deities . In fact, the city has derived its name from a presiding deity 'Bhawanishankar'. It also provides a gateway to many travel attractions of Kalahandi region. Apart from the religious places, Bhawanipatna is also blessed with excellent public utility services that help its residents to live comfortably here.

About Bhawanipatna
Bhawanipatna Railway Station

Geography and Climate of Bhawanipatna

Bhawanipatna is surrounded by Kesinga tehsil to the north, Lanjigarh tehsil to the south, Junagarh tehsil to the west and Narala tehsil to the north while the cities like Rayagarh, Kantabanji and Titlagarh are also connected with the periphery of this city. Moreover, Bhawanipatna has its borders which are also linked with regions of Thuapadad, Dadpur, Malgaon, Kamathana and Medinipur. It is located at the latitude and longitude of 19.90°N and 83.17°E, respectively with an average elevation of 248 meters. As this place is surrounded by large mountains and plateaus, it belongs to tropical wet and dry climate. The period of summer season is April-June with the highest day temperature at 48°C besides hot and dry winds. The average precipitation falls at this city at an average of 1300 mm from late June to September. Furthermore, the winter season starts here from November and lasts up to January with temperature around 5°C.

Demography of Bhawanipatna

According to the Indian Census of 2011, the city of Bhawanipatna is comprised of the total population of 69,045 in which there are 35,506 males while 33,539 are females. The population of Children who are belonged to the age group of 0-6 is 7407 i.e. around 10.73% of the whole population of the city. Furthermore, the Schedule Caste (SC) people constitute 18.67% while the Schedule Tribe (ST) people are living with percentage of 5.82% of the total population of Bhawanipatna. As per the census survey, the working population here is 23,705 that comprised of 18,666 males and 5,039 females. The average literacy rate of Bhawanipatna city is 85% which is higher than the state average of 72.87%. At this city, the male literacy rate is 90.95% while the female literacy rate is 78.72%.

Culture of Bhawanipatna

Bhawanipatna is worldwide famous for its vibrant festivals. This place is widely popular for its famous Chhatra Yatra of Goddess Manikeswari. This celebrated occasion is conducted in the month of October every year with great zeal and fervor. However, some other famous festivals of Bhawanipatna region are Kalhandi Utsav, Ratha Yatra, Kartik Purnima, Biswakarma Puja, Ram Navami, Durga Puja, Dussehera, Diwali and Holi. These festivals are also being celebrated with extreme enthusiasm by the people of this city.

Healthcare in Bhawanipatna

Hospitals in BhawanipatnaThe city of Bhawanipatna boasts of excellent healthcare facilities provided to the people of this place. It is comprised of several medical centers in the presence of government & private hospitals, nursing homes, private clinics and dispensaries. Some of the most visited are Sardar Rajas Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, Life Worth Hospital, District Headquarter Hospital and Police Hospital. These hospitals have all the necessary facilities for the patients such as emergency services, blood bank and efficient bed arrangements. However, there are many nursing homes also located at the varied localities of Bhawanipatna such as Balaji Nursing Home and Surakhya Nursing Home. One eye hospital, Jagannath Netralaya Eye Hospital, also provide adequate treatment for the eyes of the people.

Life Worth Hospital
Address: State Highway 16, Chikili, Bhawanipatna, Odisha 766001
Phone: 097773 28006

Sardar Rajas Medical College Hospital & Research Centre
Address: Bhawanipatna - 766001, Near Jaring
Phone: +(91)-6670-226701

Bhawanipatna District Hospital
Address: Jail Road, Mahabir Para, Bhawanipatna- 766001
Near State Bank Of India
Phone: (06670) 233761

Dhanvantari Ayurvedic Clinic
Address: Municipal Market Complex, 1st Floor, Statue Chowk, Bhawanipatna- 766001
Near Bhawanipatna Old Bus Stand
Phone: (06670) 232336

Senapati Clinic
Address: Senapati Street, Mahabir Para, Bhawanipatna- 766001
Near Shiv Mandir
Phone: (06670) 230771

Postal Services in Bhawanipatna

Post office in Bhawanipatna enjoys the status of Head Post Office. It offers wide range of postal services such as speed post, courier, mailing, money orders, accepting government forms and many more. This Post office comes under Kalahandi Division of Odisha Circle.

Bhawanipatna Post Office

Status: Head Office
Address: Near State Bank of India, Statue Chowk, Palace Road, Bhawanipatna, Kalahandi District, Odisha - 766001
Phone No.: 06670-230571
Postal Division: Kalahandi

Banks in Bhawanipatna

Several nationalized, private and commercialized banks of the country have put their branches on the varied areas of Bhawanipatna, Odisha. These banks offer multiple banking services with the purpose of providing monetary benefits to the people of this region. From opening an account to various kinds of loans, one can take several advantages from bank branches in Bhawanipatna, which are mentioned below:

Andhra Bank

Address: Statue Square, Bhawanipatna, Kalahandi, Orissa - 766001
Phone No.: 06670-232974
IFSC Code: ANDB0001061
MICR Code: 766011002
Branch Code: 001061

Axis Bank
Address: Statue Square, Bhawanipatna, Kalahandi, Orissa - 766001
IFSC Code: UTIB0000812
MICR Code: 766211998
Branch Code: 000812

Bank of India
Address: Jagannath Temple Road, Bhawanipatna, Kalahandi, Orissa - 766001
Phone: 06670-230681
IFSC Code: BKID0005141
MICR Code: 766013002
Branch Code: 005141

Address: College Road, Opposite Information Office, Bhawanipatna, Kalahandi, Orissa - 766001
IFSC Code: ICIC0000777
MICR Code: 766229002
Branch Code: 000777

Indian Bank
Address: Plot No. 1552, Jagannath Temple Road, Bhawanipatna, Kalahandi, Odisha - 766001
Phone: 06670-231858
IFSC Code: IDIB000B107
MICR Code: 766019002
Branch Code: 00B107

Punjab National Bank
Address: Manikeshwari Chowk, Near Gurudwara, Bhawanipatna, Kalahandi, Orissa - 766001
Phone No.: 06670-232700
IFSC Code: PUNB0479900
MICR Code: 766024001
Branch Code: 479900

State Bank of India
Address: Statue Chowk, Bhawanipatna, Kalahandi, Orissa - 766001
Phone: 06670-235097
IFSC Code: SBIN0006725
MICR Code: 766002004
Branch Code: 006725

Address: Manikeswari Chowk, Kalahandi, Bhawanipatna - 766001, Orissa
Phone: 022-30751912/ 2041 / 2042
IFSC Code: HDFC0001958
MICR Code: 766240002
Branch Code: 001958

Entertainment in Bhawanipatna

The residents as well as travelers would definitely enjoy the presence of many entertainment hubs located within the city of Bhawanipatna. If you are fond of watching movies, particularly the new releases, then Bhawani Talkies and Satyam Cinema are the perfect places for you. Located in the vicinity to LBS Stadium, Bhawani Talkies is regarded as the oldest cinema hall of this region whereas Satyam Cinema is the biggest cinema hall in Bhawanipatna. It has the facilities of UFO technology and Dolby Digital Sound. Watching both local and national movies at these cinema halls would definitely be a special experience for anyone. Apart from these movie halls, the travelers can also entertain themselves at various parks and gardens of this city. Some of them are Bhagirathi Park, Children Park, Gandhi Pramod Udyaan and Ecological Park.

Satyam Theatre
Address: Bhawanipatna Main Market, Mahabir Para, Bhawanipatna- 766001
Near Life Worth Hospital
Mob: 09438262776

Media Hubs in Bhawanipatna

Bhawanipatna region of Orissa also boasts of quite a few important media hubs, particularly, Doordarshan Kendra and All India Radio with Akashwani Bhawanipatna 98.3 FM. Started in the year 1992, Doordarshan Kendra here has 10 KW capacity and it airs agricultural programmes which are sponsored by Ministry of Agriculture. It also brings programmes on promoting tribal heritage, drama and its culture. On the other hand, Akashwani Bhawanipatna was commenced in the year 1993. The features of this media hub include two transmitters, two studios and various programmes targeted for rural, light & classical music, women, children and youth & senior citizen. Most of the programmes are done in Odiya language besides Hindi and English too.

Tourism in Bhawanipatna

Bhawanipatna city is certainly a place of tourist interest in Odisha state because it provides them wonderful opportunity to explore its natural and spiritual places. Manikeshwari Temple is one of the prime attractions of this city. It is placed on the south of Bhawanipatna and it is devoted to the main deity of this place, Goddess Manikeshwari. Especially, the fishermen community is the prime devotee of this temple and on the festive occasion of Dussehera, they used to do animal sacrifice at Manikeshwari Temple. The travel vacationers also like to visit Phurlijaran, which is also among the most visited tourist spots around Bhawanipatna. Placed around 15 km distance from the city, it attracts visitors with a wonderful water fall around 30 feet high, which looks more beautiful during rainbow made by the sun rays.

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Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary

While enjoying the beauty of Bhawanipatna, Odisha, you should not miss a trip to Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary, which provides abode to various animals like Elephants, Hyenas and Sambhars. Other attraction of this place is high mineral deposit such as bauxite. Nearby located to this sanctuary, a wooden guest house called Jakham also grab the attention of the visitors by providing them relaxed accommodation besides the panoramic view of the surroundings. Permunji Nursery, Hello Point and Indravati Dam are also among the worth-to-be-visited travel destinations of Bhawanipatna.

Hotels in Bhawanipatna

During your holidays at the beautiful city of Bhawanipatna, you don’t need to worry about your accommodation here. There are many hotels located in this city in which you will definitely relax amid multiple modern amenities. The properties like Hotel Bhagirathi, Hotel Amulya and Hotel Centre Park provide you the feeling of home staying at their well-appointed rooms and suites. In addition, the hospitality of these hotels also includes multi-cuisine restaurants where you enjoy the opportunity to taste scrumptious food items of Orissa and other parts of the world.

Hotel Amulya

Address: MHS Chowk, Bahadur Bagicha Pada, Bhawanipatna, Odisha 766001

Hotel Bhagirathi
Address: Jail Road, Mahabirpara, Bhawanipatna, Odisha 766002

Hotel Centre Park
Address: National Highway 201, Chanchara Para, Near Ghoda Ghat Chowk, Bhawanipatna, Odisha 766001
Phone: 06670 - 234600

Shopping in Bhawanipatna

The city of Bhawanipatna in Odisha offers excellent shopping prospects for several aspirants. It is comprised of many big shopping markets for instance Laxmi Bazaar, Naktiguda Haat, Mach Bazaar and Hatpada. Laxmi Bazaar is the main market in this area where one can find garment showrooms, fancy shops, jewellery items, costume, etc. Located in National Highway (NH) 26, Naktiguda Haat is a small market in which grocery and vegetable items are being sold. Similarly, Mach Bazaar is also famous shopping hub of Bhawanipatna where varied ranges of fishes and prawns are sold. Hatpada is a bi-weekly market that takes place on Tuesday and Saturday every week near Gandhi Pramod Udyaan. In this market, sellers from different regions come to sell vegetables, metal products, animals & their products and grocery items.

Food in Bhawanipatna

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Food Thali

Tasting the traditional food of Odisha is an experience in itself because it is one of the parts of its cultural heritage. Each and every part of its state provides you such memorable experience. So does in Bhawanipatna city of Kalahandi district. There are many restaurants in this region where local delicious food recipes are being served alongside mouth-watering international cuisines. Some of these restaurants in Bhawanipatna are listed here:

FCI Bhawanipatna

Address: Bhawanipatna, Odisha - 766001

Address: Near GRID Station, SH 16, Bhawanipatna, Odisha - 766001

Kalahandi Coffee Day
Address: SH 16, Chikili, Bhawanipatna, Odisha 766001

VEG Bite Restaurant
Address: NH 201, Bhawanipatna, Odisha 766001
Phone: 08455044104

Hotel Hena Restaurant
Address: MHS Chowk, Bhawanipatna, Odisha - 766001

Chowmin Shop
Address: NH201, Kusadangar, Bhawanipatna, Odisha 766001

Ding Dong Tandoor 1
Address: Balaji Mandir, NH201, Mahabirpara, Bhawanipatna, Odisha - 766001
Phone: 08658000456

Royal Garden Restaurant
Address: Laxmipur, Bhawanipatna, Odisha 766001

Transportation in Bhawanipatna

The city of Bhawanipatna is connected to National Highway 26 along with the State Highways of 16 (Bhawanipatna - Borda - Khariar), 6 (Bhawanipatna - Chatikuda - Ambadola - Muniguda) and 44 (Bhawanipatna - Gunupur - Th. Rampur - Tikri). Bhawanipatna has its own bus stand on the National Highway where both private owned buses and Odisha State Road Transport Corporation (OSRTC) buses provide their services from the cities of Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Jeypore, Vishakhapatnam, Sambalpur, Puri and Berhampur. Taxi and auto transport options are also available from Bhawanipatna to its surrounding villages and towns. Bhawanipatna city has recently got a railway station in the year 2012 on which few trains are running from this city to the state capital, Bhubaneswar and also to cities like Sambalpur and Raipur. However, some of the important trains running through Bhawanipatna Railway Station are Junagarh Road-Bhubaneshwar Express, Bhubaneshwar-Junagarh Road Express, Bhawanipatna-Raipur Passenger, Junagarh Road-Sambalpur Passenger and Sambalpur-Junagarh Road Passenger. On the other hand, Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar has the distance of around 427 km from Bhawanipatna.

Bhawanipatna Railway Station

Station Code: BWIP
Division: Sambalpur
Zone: Eastern Coast

Bhawanipatna at a glance

State: Odisha
District: Kalahandi
Elevation: 248 meters
Latitude: 19.90°N
Longitude: 83.17°E
Official Language: Odiya
Pin Code: 766001, 766002
Telephone Code: 06670
Vehicle Registration: OD-08

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