Taptapani

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Taptapani
Taptapani is located in Odisha
Taptapani
Taptapani
Location Ganjam district, Odisha
Coordinates 19°18′N 84°14′E / 19.3°N 84.24°E / 19.3; 84.24Coordinates: 19°18′N 84°14′E / 19.3°N 84.24°E / 19.3; 84.24
Elevation 550 metres (1,800 ft)
Type Sulfur
Temperature ?

Taptapani is famous for its hot sulfur water spring.

Etymology[edit]

The name “Taptapani” also suggests that. “Tapta” means hot and “pani” means water.

Hot spring[edit]

The hot water from the natural spring of Taptapani are attributed with medicinal properties and can be bathed in at the pond created next to the hot spring.

Tourist attraction[edit]

The other attractions of Taptapani are its tribal communities and the picturesque landscape. There is also a deer park maintained by the forest department.

Transport[edit]

A hindu priest praying at the Taptapani hot spring

Taptapani is 56 kilometres away from Berhampur (or Brahmapur as the locals call it), the nearest rail station.

Accommodation[edit]

The sprawling Panthanivas is the only shelter for tourists at Taptapani. The two AC suites have a common balcony and each has a huge bedroom, a dressing room and a bathroom containing a small swimming pool fed by the warm water from the hot springs.

The cottages overlook a pristine valley replete with various shades of green. Anyone can leisurely spend hours sitting here. The Dining Hall is strategically placed in between two crests of mountain fold. A few minutes walk from here will take to Kandimata Mandir where the locals take a bath in the spring before offering their daily prayers. There is also a deer park maintained by the forest department.