Panchalingeshwar is a secluded place, located amid the tranquil and scenic natural ambience. It is an unusual hamlet nestling in the hilly areas of Balasore district in Orissa. This serene site is ideal for relaxation from the aching city stress.
Places to see at Panchalingeswar: Tourists are primarily attracted to the village of Panchalingeswar to visit the Panchalingeswar Temple, which is the shrine of Lord Shiva. The temple is located on a hilltop near the Nilagiri hills and is famous for housing five shivalingas, immersed in a small flow of water. You need to ascend 263 stairs to reach the temple. Walk for 3 km from the temple site through a tribal village, to enjoy the spectacular sight of the Khumkut Dam. You could also locate a watchtower at the site.
You can also visit Sajanagarh, the place of Budarachandi, which is also a popular archaeological site. Make a trip to the Kuldiha Elephant Sanctuary and the Jagannath temple, situated nearby.
Nearby attractions around Panchalingeswar: Tourist visiting Panchalingeswar can arrange for some interesting trips to nearby destinations. Chandaneswara is a prime attraction of the tourists, renowned for its pristine beach and the shrine of Lord Chandaneswara. Tourists can also visit another serene beach at Chandipur. You can also make a trip to Remuna, the site famous for nurturing the Vaishnavite culture. The place also houses a well-decorated temple of Khirachora Gopinath. Another interesting place is Khiching, popular for housing the age-old Chamunda temple and Kichakeswari temple.
Things to do at Panchalingeswar: If you love trekking, then you can trek at the Nilagiri Hills. Enjoy your trips in the nearby sightseeing places. You can also get the pleasure of a nature walk savouring the splendid beauty of Pancha lingeswar.
Best time to visit Panchalingeswar: The ideal time to visit the place is during Autumn and Winter.
How to go ?
Panchalingeswar is located at a distance of 30 km. from Balasore and 85 km. from the town of Baripada. Regular facilities of transport are available from both the destinations to Panchalingeswar. The nearest airport of the destination is located at Bhubaneswar, whereas Balasore serves as the closest railway station.
Where to stay?
There are not many accommodation facilities in this place. You can stay at OTDC tourist lodge in Panchalingeshwar. For booking details you may contact:
OTDC Central Reservation Counter:
Phone: 0674 – 2430764, 1800 208 1414 (Toll Free)
Official website: www.panthanivas.com
Shakuntala Nivas is another option.
Ph: +91-9938450160, 9338632694, 9338034427,9937925833
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