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For the village in Bangladesh, see Anandapur, Bangladesh.
For the village in Bankura, West Bengal, see Anandapur, Bankura.
Not to be confused with Anandpur.
Anandapur is located in Odisha
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 21°13′N 86°07′E / 21.21°N 86.11°E / 21.21; 86.11Coordinates: 21°13′N 86°07′E / 21.21°N 86.11°E / 21.21; 86.11
Country  India
State Odisha
District Kendujhar
 • MLA Shri Bhagirathi Sethy (BJD)
Elevation 43 m (141 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 35,043
 • Official Oriya
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 758 xxx
Telephone code 06731
Vehicle registration OR-09

Anandapur is a town and a municipality of Kendujhar district in the state of Odisha, India.


The name Anandapur (called as A+nda+Pur) derives from आनन्द सहर (which in Sanskrit means the "City of bliss/ ecstasy").


Anandapur is located at 21°13′N 86°07′E / 21.21°N 86.11°E / 21.21; 86.11. It has an average elevation of 43 m (141 ft). The town is situated on the bank of river Baitarani (which flows on the southern side of the town).


Anandapur experiences three distinct seasons: Summer, Monsoon and Winter. Typical summer months are from February to June, with maximum temperatures ranging from 35 °C to 45 °C. May is the warmest month in Anandapur; although summer doesn't end until May. The city often receives heavy thundershowers in May (and the humidity level remains high). During the hottest months, the nights are usually very warm due to high humidity. The monsoon lasts from June to September, with moderate/high rainfall and temperatures ranging from 15 °C to 35 °C. Winter begins in October; the daytime temperature hovers around 28 °C (82 °F) while night temperature is below 15 °C for most of December and January.


Most of the people depend on agriculture. Nowadays, most of people are inclined towards the business of transportation of iron ore meant for exports. Many of them are managing their livelihood by the means of small business. The most recent trend has been that many of younger generation are migrating to other states looking for jobs. As a result of all these, the per capita income of individuals has gone up nowadays.There are one sect of people depends on business of handicraft and weaving. This is town is known for its silk handicraft.

Heritage Sites[edit]

Anandapur is situated in the strike line of coastal and hilly regions. It is surrounded by beautiful scenery of green hills. It is situated on the bank of river Baitarani which is a sacred river of India, also known as Budha Ganga, and is considered one of the oldest river in India. During the ruling of Keshari dynasty in Odisha many temples of Shiva were constructed. Along the banks of this river many temples of Lord Shiva can be found. The Jhadeswara temple, Balunkeswara Temple, Uttareswara temple, Kundeswara temples and others are situated. Kushaleswara Temple was built by Jajati Keshari.


As of 2001 India census, Anandapur had a population of 35,043. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Anandapur has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 57% of the males and 43% of females literate. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.[1]


The city of Anandapur is managed by the Anandapur Municipal Council (AMC).


MLA from Anandapur (SC) Assembly Constituency is Bhagirathi Sethi(BJD), who won the seat in State elections of 2009. Jaydeb Jena had won earlier in 1995 and in 1985, and also as INC(I) candidate in 1980. He was previously the PCC president and secretary of PCC, Odisha. Mayadhar Jena of BJP had won in 2000, Dasarathi Jena of JD in 1990, and Makar Sethi of JNP in 1977.[2]

Anandapur is part of Keonjhar (Lok Sabha constituency).[3]

Culture and religion[edit]

Anandapur is a culturally rich town. With addition to Ratha Jatra and Bahuda Jatra, every year the people here celebrate the Baruni Jatra. While Deogaon is famous for the Jagara (Maha Sivaratri) festival around the Kushaleswara Temple, Kantipal celebrates Dola Purnima (Holi).


  1. Anandapur Anchalika Training College, Fakirpur (B.Ed.)
  2. Anandapur College, Anandapur
  3. Anandapur UGME School (Model School)
  4. Anandapur UP School, Anandapur
  5. Anchalika Mahavidyalaya, Hatadihi
  6. Anchalika Mahavidyalaya, Kantipal
  7. B. N. Sanskrit College, Tukuna
  8. Balabhadra Narayana (B.N.) High School, Anandapur
  9. Balibarei High School, Balibarei
  10. Balunkeswar UP School, Fakirpur
  11. Beleswar Mahavidyalaya, Belabahali
  12. Bodabil UP School, Fakirpur
  13. Brahmanidevi UP School, Anandapur
  14. Brajabandhu High School, Anandapur
  15. BT Women’s College, Chhenapadi, Anadapur
  16. Fakirpur High School, Fakirpur
  17. Fakirpur UP School, Fakirpur
  18. Govt. Girls High School, Anandapur
  19. Govt. Secondary Training School, Fakirpur (CT)
  20. Jagannath Mahavidyalaya, Nayagarh
  21. Janamangal High School, Keshadurapal
  22. Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya,Hadagarh,Anandapur
  23. Jayadurga UP School, Fakirpur
  24. Kanaka Manjari Women’s College, Anandapur
  25. Kantipal High School, Kantipal
  26. Kundulai High School, Belabahali
  27. Kushaleswar Anchalika Mahavidyalaya, Rekutia
  28. Mugupur Girls High School
  29. Mugupur High School
  30. Patitapaban Mahavidyalaya, Sainkul
  31. Practising Girls High School,Fakirpur
  32. Salabani GP College, Salabani
  33. Sapteswar ME School, Fakirpur
  34. Tarimul High School,Tarimul
  35. Satya Narayan High School, Padmapur
  36. Satya Narayan Primary Nodal School, Padmapur
  37. TalaSahi Primary School, Padmapur
  38. S.N. Girls ME School, Padmapur


Ananadapur is well connected by bus from Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. NH-215 is the major national highway that runs through this area. The nearest railway station is Jajpur road. Buses and Auto rickshaws run frequently from Anandapur to various surrounding rural villages.It is well connected to Bhadrak and Baleswar by SH-53.

Places of tourist interest[edit]

  1. Hadagarh : The Salandi river flowing between two high mountains and a dam built over it are the main attractions for the tourists. This place is at a distance of 119 km from Keonjhar and 28 km from Anandapur town. Hadagarh is a reserved forest for elephants and tiger. It is near the Similipal National Park.
  2. Chakrateertha : It is a beautiful place located about 3 km from Kantipal. It is a Buddhist site. It is known for waterfall and scenic beauties.
  3. Deogaon : It is famous for the Kushaleswar Temple and the Pathara Bandha (Stone embankment on the river Kusei).
  4. Along the bank river so many Siva temples were built by Keshri dynasty ruling the odisha that time. The Siva temples are heritage sites and beautiful places for peace and devotion.They are Jhadeswar Temple, Uttareswar Temple, Balunkeswar Temple and Kundewar Temple.
  5. Balunkeswar Temple: It is situated in Village Fakirpur. One of the finest place for peace and devotion of Lord Shiva. It is one of the Buddhist site. Some of the idols have Budhist culture inprints. More research to be needed about Buddhist culture.


  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  2. ^ "State Elections 2004 - Partywise Comparison for 147-Anandapur Constituency of Odisha". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 
  3. ^ "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies of Odisha". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-09-27.