Once the capital of the princely state of Patnagarh, the district town of Bolangir, also spelt Balangir, still retains its old world’s charm and serenity.One of the major commercial towns in the western part of Odisha, the place is littered with the remnants of the past.
What makes Bolangir a compelling travel destination is its scenic beauty, numerous shrines and the native tribal life. Driving through a thick forest cover to reach any place of interests is a rewarding experience. Many visitors use the town as a base to several places of interest located in the district. Traditional hand-woven textiles life will allure the ethnic tourists.