Keonjhar is the administrative headquarters of Keonjhar District
. It is one of the scenic locales in the state and hence is a favored tourist destination. Keonjhar is 230 km from Bhubaneswar
Places of tourist interest include Vishnu and Jagannath temples, Siddha Kali and Panchabati shrines,
Badaghagra falls (10 km) and
Sanghagara falls (5 km). Nearby excursions are Sitabinji (30 km), Khandadhar, Ghatgaon and Gonasika (45 km).
Nearest airport is at Bhubaneswar. Regular bus services connect the town with Bhubaneswar, Ranchi and Kolkata. Jajpur-Keonjhar Road Railway Station (114 km) is the nearest railhead.