One of the prominent Orissa attractions, Mahendragiri is situated in the Parlakhemundi area of Gajapati district. Placed at an altitude of 5000 feet above the sea level,113 km from visakhapatnam Mahendragiri offers a breathtaking view of the picturesque surrounding regions.
Exotic mountain ranges, lush evergreen forests, the swift flowing rivulet of Mahendra Tanaya and the pleasant weather represent the beautiful place of Mahendragiri. Mahendragiri bears relics to the rich religious and mythical history of the region. The legendary poets, Radhanath Ray and Kalidas composed several poems in praise of the beauty of the high mountains of Mahendragiri.
The ancient site of Mahendragiri boasts of several archaeological relics that reflects the antiquity of the beautiful place. Far from the hustle bustle of the maddening crowd of the cities, the serene and calm surrounding of Mahendragiri relieves the tourists from the stress and strains of daily mundane life.
The local indigenous inhabitants of Mahendragiri celebrate the religious festival of Shivratri with great enthusiasm and fervor. Many tourists coincides their trip to Mahendragiri with the special festive occasion of Shivratri.
Blessed with natural scenic beauty, Mahendragiri rejuvenates the visitors with a fresh bout of renewed vigor and energy. The trip to Mahendragiri offers the tourists with a wonderful opportunity to experience the heavenly bliss of Mother Nature and enhance their historical knowledge.
Mahendragiri is easily accessible from Parlakhemundi by well maintained roadways. The tourists can avail the bus service from the bus depot or hire jeep to travel to the high altitude area of Mahendragiri. For those tourists who want to add a bit of adventure with their trip, Mahendragiri provides them with a scope to trek up the undulating mountainous regions of the place.
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