Balakumari Temple of Ganjam | All you need to know

Balakumari is a place near Chikiti block in Ganjam district of Odisha which is 32 kms from Berhampur city. There is Maa Balakumari temple, which is a holy pilgrim of Maa Durga. It is a famous picnic spot for the people living in southern part of Odisha and Andhra during the winter season. It is also famous for trekking and good picturesque at the temple top.
The temple is in the top of a hill named Keerandimala hill, roadway to the temple top is available via car or two-wheeler, or trekking option is also available by climbing up 1272 steps to reach Maa Balakumari temple. The place is also known as Vaishnavi Maa Peetha. The presiding deity- Maa Balakumari is Goddess Durga. You can spend 1 to 2 hours at this place. Temple hours is 9am to 6pm daily.

Maa Balakumari Temple

Major Attractions:

The scenic view after trekking to the top is worth watching. You will feel chilled air in the top of the hill. You will see greenery all around and the place covered with forests and mountains. The great picturesque attracts the tourists. This is a must visiting place in Odisha with family and friends.

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Festivals Celebrated In The Temple:

Balakumari Temple of Berhampur
Balakumari Temple of Berhampur

Sankranti days of every month and all Tuesdays are found to be auspicious. Nava Ratri is also an important celebration here.
Chaitra festival attracts a large number of people from nearby villages to worship Maa Balakumari.

Best Time To Visit Balakumari Temple:

October to June is the best time to visit Berhampur, most of the festivals comes during this time. And at this time the weather is good.

Balakumari Hill Station Berhampur
View of Balakumari Hillstation

How to Reach Balakumari Temple?

  • By Air

Biju Patnaik International Airport is the nearest airport. From there Balakumari is around 200 kms. You can go in train to Berhampur from there you can go via a car or buses are available.

  • By Train

Brahmapur Railway station is the nearest rail head. Balakumari is 40 kms from there, you can go through your own vehicle or private bus.

  • By Road

You can go in private bus which are mostly available from Berhampur and Ichchapuram, Balakumari is 2 km from Chikiti town.

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