About Keonjhar District

Kendujhar is a city and a municipality in Kendujhar District in the Indian state of Odisha. It is the administrative headquarters of the Kendujhar district, and it is one of the 5th scheduled areas of Odisha.

keonjhar district

There are 21 wards in the city, among them Kendujhar Ward No 09 is the most populous ward with a population of 4,184 and Kendujhar Ward No 03 is the least populous ward with a population of 1,676.

The nearest railway station is Kendujhar which is within the city. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1477.2 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 44°C and minimum temperature goes down to 9°C.


Kendujhar is situated the National Highway No 49 (formerly it was 6) and 215.

Kendujhar railway station is on the Padapahar-Jakhapura branch line of Tatanagar–Bilaspur section of Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line.

It is connected by broad gauge line to Jakhpura. Nearest airport is Bhubaneswar (220 km)

Sr. No Train Name and Number Start Time End Time

Barbil Station

1 Chakradharpur-Barbil Intercity Express/18403 05:15 am 07:50 am
2 Barbil Janshabatdi/12021 06:20 am 13:05 pm
3 Tatanagar-Barbil Passenger/58103 17:00 Pm 21:20 pm
4 Barbil-Puri Express/ 18415 6:30 pm 20:30 pm
Even 4 trains are running through Kendujhar Garh railway station, there is no trains in night time connecting to Bhubaneswar. So people depend on night bus transport only.

Bhadrak Station

5 Balasore - Bhadrak Passenger/58029 13:40 pm 15:35 pm
Jajpur-Keonjhor Station

1 Kharagpur-Jajpur Keonjhar Road Passenger/58009 15:55 pm 20:50pm all days [2]
2 Yesvantpur-Howrah SF Express/12864 12:10 PM 12:12 PM (for Bengaluru Route)all days
3 Purushottam SF Express/12802 1:47 AM 1:49 AM (for Delhi Route) all days
4 Guwahati-Ernakulam Express/05624 9:44 AM 9:45 AM (for Ernakulum Route)Saturday for Ernakulam,Monday for Guwahati
5 Chennai-Howrah SF Mail/12850 10:15 AM 10:16 AM (for Chennai Route) all days
6 There are several trains for Kolkata, important ones are Janshatabdi, Dhauli Express, HWH-Puri Express,Jagannath Express

Jakhapura Station

Although Jakhapura Station is connected with Keonjhor on the coastal part of Odisha but no express train halt.
Only passenger trains for Jajpur Keonjhor Road are available. Even the road link to Jajpur Keonjhor Road is very poor.
1 Kharagpur-Jajpur Keonjhar Road Passenger/58009 15:55 pm 20:50 pm all days
2 Yesvantpur-Howrah SF Express/12864 12:10 PM 12:12 PM (for Bengaluru Route)all days
3 Purushottam SF

Keonjhar Station

1 Keonjhar-Bbsr Fast Passenger /58425 5:30 am 11:20 am
2 Barbil-Puri Express/ 18415 13:10 pm 20:30 pm
3 Visakhapatnam-Tata Special via Keonjhar 18516 Up 18515 Tata-Visakhapatnam Down(limited run).

Source: Wikipedia

Places to Visit in Keonjhar


1. Sanaghagara Waterfall

Sanaghagara is an exotic eco-tourist spot, located only 5 kilometres from kendujhar town on the keonjhar to Sambalpur National Highway. Sana means small and “ghagra” means waterfall.  Thousands of tourist from all over the India visit this spot every year for picnic and excursions. The calm, peaceful, relaxing, natural green forest environment with the beauty of waterfall has been the best choice for nature loving tourist. Although winter is the picnic season, sanaghagara waterfall in Keonjhar is good to visit anytime in the year due to its cool climate.

Sanghagara Waterfall

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2. Khandadhar Falls

Khandadhar Fall is located in Khandadhar hill.It is a nice waterfall.the side view is also mesmerising. Approximate distance between Keonjhar and Khandadhar Waterfall is 70 km.It takes 1 hours, 24 minutes to travel from Keonjhar to Khandadhar Waterfall. Travel time if the distance is covered by a car is 1 hour and 20 minutes.


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3. Murga Mahadev Temple

Murga Mahadeva is dedicated to Lord Shiva.It is located in Nuamundi mines area under Champua subdivision of kendujhar district.Lakhs of devotees visit this place during the month of Shraavan, Kartik, and during Shivaratri.It is an ancient shrine where both tribal and Brahminical system of worship are followed. This place is best for natural lovers.

The spot is 70km From Keonjhar. Regular buses are available up to Beleipada (64km) from Keonjhar.The spot is 6 km from Bileipada,215 NH, No accommodation facilities are available at the spot.Tourist will have to stay either at Joda(11 km) or at Barbil (25 km) Train facilities is available at the spot. Nearest railway station is Nuamundi-Deojhar station.Which is situated 3km distance from the spot

Murga Mahadev Temple

4. Gonasikha Temple

Gonashika is surrounded by a series of valleys and wooded hills of varying colours, the place is famous as a centre of pilgrimage for the temple of Brahmeswar Mahadev established by the side of river Baitarani. In fact, this is the place from where the river starts flowing.A little away from the point of origin, the river goes underground and hence called Gupta Ganga only to be seen jumping after a short distance over a stone projection looking like the nostril of a cow. The scenic beauty of the place is simply charming. For accommodation, tourists will have to stay at Keonjhar town.It is 33 km. from Keonjhar out of which service buses are available for 24 km. for rest 9 km tourist will have to go by either foot or hired vehicles.

Gonasika Temple, keonjhar

5. Brahmeswar Temple

The Temple is dedicated to Lord Brahma, Vishnu & Shiva.

Brahmeswar Temple, Keonjhar

Other Places includes:

Baladevajew Temple

Deogaon Kushaleswar

Handibhanga Waterfall

Bhimkund Waterfall

Source: Wikipedia

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