Hukitola Island Unexplored Destination Of Kendrapada-All You Need to Know

The state Odisha is famous for its temples and golden sea beaches. Today we come with unexplored Hukitola Island which is located at Kendrapada,Odisha on the north of the Mahanadi river delta. Here you find a building on the island, which was constructed by Britisher serve as a rice storehouse.That building has a total plinth area of more than 7,000 square feet, which carries proof of British architectural skill with rainwater harvesting systems.

The distinctiveness of this place lies in its roof slope design which helps rain water to flow down to four big water pots. Throughout the year this collected water is used for drinking purposes by the merchants.

Over the 150 years Odisha and Kendrapada hit by many natural calamities but this building remain untouched; as it was used by British asa rice storehouse which is played critical role in supplying rice during the great 1866 famine.

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Today, Hukitola has a rich mangrove ecosystem and is home to two species of horseshoe crabs and much sea life hood.

The place attracts many history lovers, scholars and students throughout the year for its historical significance and scenic beauty.

The INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) under ICZM (Integrated Coastal Zone Management) project renovated Hukitola Island for Eco-tourism.

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When to visit?

The ideal time to visit Hukitola Island is the November to April.

How to Reach?

By Road: One can reach Kharinasi by taxi which is 50 Km away from Kendrapada. You can reach at this historic place Hukitola Island by boat or Desi Danga .

By Train: The nearest Railway station is Cuttack which is at a distance of 120 Km.

By Air: Biju Patnaik International Airport is the nearest airport which is at a distance of 145Km.

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