Thakurmunda

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Thakurmunda is in Mayurbhanj, the royal district of Odisha, India. Thakurmunda is famous for Uda Jatra, Bhimkund, and Maa Basuli Mandir.

Thakurmunda is a city and a municipality in Mayurbhanj district in the state of Odisha, India. Thakurmunda is a place to stay and tour the Mayurbhanj region. This region is home to Similipal, one of the most important wildlife parks of India. The national park comprises lush valleys, forest lands and scores of ancient temples.

Udaa yatra is one of the main attractions of Thakurmunda.[1] Thakurmunda also hosts the third most popular Rath Yatra of Mayurbhanj. Thakurmunda is also the home of the Mayurbhanj Chaangu dance, an ancient tribal dance and famous for its Tusu yatra on Makar Sankranthi.

Geography[edit]

Thakurmunda is located at 21°19′N 86°05′E / 21.31°N 86.09°E / 21.31; 86.09.[2] It has an average elevation of 36 metres (118 feet).

Education[edit]

  • C-Tech Computer Education, Thakurmunda, mob- 8895202404
  • Maa Basuli College
  • Kanyashram ( The Girl's Highschool)
  • Boy's High school
  • Kasturaba Gandhi Vidyalaya
  • Government Primary, M.E School
  • Aurovindo public school
  • Saraswati public School
  • Heritage English Medium School

Transportation[edit]

Thakurmunda has direct bus services from capital city Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Baripada, Keonjhar, Balasore, Rourkela, Bhadrak, Jajpur.

Tourist places[edit]

1. BHIMAKUND is the nearest tourist place(around 18 km) from Thakurmunda.
2. KHICHING(Maa Kichakeswari Temple) 63 km from Thakurmunda.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 21°31′N 86°09′E / 21.517°N 86.150°E / 21.517; 86.150