Junagarh is the erstwhile capital of ex-State of Kalahandi, situated about 26 km west of Bhawanipatna
National Highway 201
, in Kalahandi District
. 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.