If you’re in the mood to take an Odisha holiday, now is the time! Odisha’s newest airport is about to see a host of commercial airlines take off this month. Read on to know more about it!

Jharsuguda Airport renamed as Veer Surendra Sai Airport is Odisha’s second biggest and the only one to handle civil commercial operations after the Bhubaneswar Airport. Located just 5 kilometers from Jharsuguda town, it the perfect launch pad for holidays in Odisha with a swanky new 5,500 square meter terminal that will connect passengers and offer cheap flights to several domestic destinations including Ranchi, Raipur, Bhubaneshwar, Hyderabad and Delhi.

So to help you get acquainted with Odisha or take one last look at the city before you head home, here are the 5 top things to do near the Jharsuguda Airport. Take a look!

  1. Visit the beautiful Koilighugar Waterfall

This picturesque location is about 55km from Jharsuguda, near Kushmelbahal village. Stunning and tranquil waterfalls combined with the beauty of the scenic jungles are what attract tourists to this serene place.

  • See the Bikramkhol cave

The ancient caves of Bikramkhol are located in the vicinity of Banjari, a village on the Jharsuguda-Lakhanpur Road at about 25km from Jharsuguda. The caves are a major attraction for their ancient lithography and rock paintings.

  • Seek blessings at Ramchandi       

This significant place of ‘Shakti Worship’ is 10 km away from Jharsuguda town inside a cave. Devi Ramchandi has been worshipped as the reigning deity of the Rampur region since time immemorial. This shrine is not only famous in Rampur but throughout western Orissa. Pilgrims and devotees from far and near come here to worship the goddess Ramchandi.

  • Marvel at the Jhadeswar Temple

Located at a distance of about 1 km from the Jharsuguda Railway station, the Jhadeswar Temple is yet another Shivalingam in Jharsuguda revered for being a Swayambhu (a Shivlingam that appears on its own from the earth). While the origins of this temple remain unknown, the structure has gone through renovation and expansion a number of times over the years. After worshipping at the Jhadeswar Temple, pilgrims can be seen resting in a beautiful garden nearby.

  • Explore the Hills of Ulapgarh

Lajkura, is a village on the Jharsuguda-Belpahar Road, 21 km from Jharsuguda. In the neighborhood, there is a hill known as “Maheswar Pahad” where the remains of an old holy fort attract the attention of historians, researchers, and tourists. It is believed that Ulapgarh was being used as a residential fort by kings of the Naja Dynasty.

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