Surrounded by hills and water bodies on all sides, Bargarh was actually the name given to a fort built by the Chouhan Kings. The initial name of this city was Bahgar Kota, which was later changed to Bargarh
The city is a beautiful one where everyone lives in peace and harmony without getting involved in others’ life and still maintaining a beautiful bond. Situated in Odisha, Bargarh offers many places of interest to the tourist, most of which are temples. The festivals celebrated here are numerous and the city even houses a wildlife sanctuary. Head to the east of the country and don’t miss out on visiting this interesting city.The city has many temples situated in and around it, and every temple has its own special value and significance. The Asta Shambu and the Papaharini are the two of the most significant places of worship in Bargarh. The Asta Shambu was built by the Chouhan Rulers and has a series of eight temples of Lord Shiva. The Papaharini, on the other hand, is a flow of Gandhamardan. Papaharini means the destroyer of sins. Apart from these, the Kedarnath Temple and Nrusinghanath Temple are important temples not too far away from the city. The city also has the Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary, which houses different species of animals found in the state including elephants, wild buffaloes and black bucks. Some of the festivals celebrated by the locals of the city include Dhanu Yatra, Maa Shyama Kali Puja, Baisakh Mela of Nrusinghanath, Cart Festival of Bhatli and Maha Shivratri of Kedarnath. The inhabitants of the city follow every traditional carefully and celebrate every festival with enthusiasm and gusto.To truly understand how lovely this little city in Odisha is you need to celebrate a festival with the locals, no matter what festival it is, big or small.Bargarh has buses that run across the lengths and breadth of the city and make commuting fairly easy for any tourist. Apart from buses, you could also hire a taxi or rent a car to enjoy your sightseeing in comfort and at your own pace.Don’t wander around at lonely and isolated places after sunset.Take care of your personal belongings and don’t carry excessive cash or expensive and precious jewelry.Don’t be rude to locals or disrespect their traditions
Bargarh is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Raipur at a distance of 196kms.
Airports: Raipur Airport
There is no regular trains to Bargarh from other major cities of the country. The nearest Railway station is at Sambalpur which is located at a distance of 39kms.