Buddhakhol- Panchu Mahadev Temple of Ganjam

Buddhakhol, the heritage site of Odisha, is near Buguda block, located 75 kilometers from Brahmapur city in Ganjam district of Odisha. It is famous for the beautiful trees, the old caves of Buddhists, the Shiva temples and the perennial waterfall (panjuria). Most tourists are attracted to the great picturesque and greenery all around. It is a most popular picnic spot.

Top Attractions Of Buddhakhol:

Top Attractions of Buddhakhol, Ganjam

Buddhakhol, the place is a symbolism of Buddhist culture. It is believed that this place was the meditation place of Buddha. It is a mixture of Buddhism and Hinduism. There is 42 ft. height statue of Lord Shiva and Parvati in the midst of the forest. It looks outstanding. You have to climb up the hill.

  • Caves:

Relics of Buddhas are found in the caves. After climbing to the top of the hill, you will see Dayana cave, Siddha cave- a place where the monks meditated and at far you can notice a very big stone named Patharakhai.

  • Waterfalls:
Waterfall at Buddhakhol, Ganjam

The perennial waterfall called as panjuria is found in the top of the hill. The water is believed to have medicinal properties.

The Panchu Mahadeva temples dedicated to Lord Shiva is the main attraction. The Panchu Mahadeva Temples includes five temples worshipping Lord Shiva, all situated on the hill. The group of five famous shiva temples are: Sri Makareswar Swami, Sri Siddheswar Swami, Sri Jagadieshwar Swami, Sri Gangadhareswar Swami and Sri Budheswar Swami.

  • Festivals:

Maghasaptami, Bolbom, Kartikapurnami, Mahasivaratri, Sambar Dashami are celebrated here.

The remains of Buddhists also attract the tourists giving an impression of Buddhist settlement at this place in ancient days.

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Best Time To Visit :

The best time to visit Buddhakhol is during winter

The best time to visit Buddhakhol is during the winter season to watch the perennial waterfall and for picnic. 

Many devotees come during Shiva Ratri, which is a main festival here in the month of March/ April to worship Shiva. Kumar Purnima festival is also famous here.

A large number of people come during Bol Bom festival during the month of Shravan in June/July to worship lord Shiva, which attracts tourists.

How To Reach?

Buddhakhol Panchu Mahadev Temple
  • By Air: 

Nearest airport is Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneshwar. Buddhakhol is directly connected to Bhubaneshwar by road via NH 7 and Nh 5. 

  • By Train: 

Nearest Railway station is Brahmapur railway station, from there Buddhakhol is 75 kms by road via Nh 59 and SH 32.

  • By Road: 

Buddhakhol is well connected by road transport services. Nearest town is Buguda. From there, Buddhakhol is 3 kms only. You can go via bus, car or your own vehicle. 

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