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Bhimkund

Bhimkund
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About 40 Kms.from Karanjia, near Booring village in Thakurmunda P.S. is the sacred pool BHIMKUND" in the river Vaitarani. The legend reveals that Bhima, the second Pandava used to take his bath in this pool when the Pandavas were passing their incognito life in Birat Nagar, said to be the present Kaptipada. Here river Vaitarani flows through a gorge in steps forming a series of picturesque rapids until it settles down in the pool called "BHIMKUND". It is encircled by precipitous stone wall. During Makar Festival in the month of January thousands of people gather here to take their holy dip. The place can also be approached from Dhenkikote (20 Kms.) on S.H. No 11 connecting Keonjhar and Panikoili. The place is ideal for picnickers.

District Headquarter : Baripada
State Capital : Bhubaneswar
Nearest Railway Station : Baripada
Nearest Airport : Bhubaneswar
How to Reach :  
Road - Baripada, the district headquaters of Mayurbhanj, on the junction of NH 5 and 6, is 170 km from Bhubane swar, 240 from Kolkata and 60 km from Balasore and 22 km from Pithabata, which is an entry point. The other entry point Jashipur is 94 km from Baripada on N.H. 6. Both the places are well connected by regular bus services. Taxis and Jeeps are available. Rail - Nearest railhead is Balasore (60 km from Baripada), served by major trains running on the South-Eastern sector. Air - Nearest airports are Bhubaneswar (270 kms) and Kolkata (240 km)
Best Time : November to February
Contact Person : M. R. Mohapatra (Tourist Officer)
Contact Person Phone : 9438084162
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Last updated on: 16-01-2014
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