Taptapani (Scenic Spot and Hot Spring)
Taptapani the permanent hot water spring and Scenic Spot, located at Berhampur in Ganjam District of Odisha
Taptapani: Taptapani (Scenic Spot and Hot Spring) and Jaugarh (famous for Asokan Rock edicts) are located at Berhampur in Ganjam District of Odisha. Taptapani is well-known for a permanent hot water spring. The hot water of the spring is shifted to a nearby pond to make possible the enthralling baths for the visitors. As stated above, the water of the spring is believed to have medicinal properties for that reason it is piped into the bathrooms of the tourist bungalow too. An ideal health resort with facilities of accommodation at reasonable price, Taptapani is one of the major tourist attractions of Ganjam District.
A gigantic large rock projecting out in the spring is the loving Goddess ‘Kandhuni’, worshipped by the local tribal. The deer park, Nilakantheswar temple are the other places worth visiting.
The place is surrounded by a group of hills and thick forests. The splendor of the tribal occupied hills is a supplementary sight for visitors. It is the home of some of the aboriginal Khonds/Kandhs# tribe of India, namely Kutia, Dingaria, Bonda and Mali.
The best time to Visit Taptapani is during October – March, as you can enjoy bathing under the hot water spring, tourist spot and other nearby greenery land.
If you wish to access the place by train, then, “Berhampur Railway Station” is the nearest railway station administered by the South Eastern Railways. Regular bus service is available to this place from the nearby city Berhampur city at a distance of 50 kilometers.
#Khonds / Kandhs are an aboriginal tribe of India and they reside in the tributary states of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh.