India | Orissa | Bhawanipatna


Junagarh is the erstwhile capital of ex-State of Kalahandi, situated about 26 km west of Bhawanipatna on National Highway 201, in Kalahandi District, Orissa. It was a well built fort; the fortified area has a number of temples with Oriya inscriptions. Sati Pillars, a sculptural evidence of Sati, a custom which was prevalent in medieval India, is found in this place.

Junagarh is about 180 km from Rourkela. The nearest airport is at Bhubaneswar.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Kalahandi
Location: Bhawanipatna    


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