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Ampani is located in Odisha
Ampani is located in India
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 19°35′0″N 82°38′0″E / 19.58333°N 82.63333°E / 19.58333; 82.63333Coordinates: 19°35′0″N 82°38′0″E / 19.58333°N 82.63333°E / 19.58333; 82.63333
Country  India
State Odisha
District Kalahandi
Elevation 313 m (1,027 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 4,622
 • Official Oriya
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 766028
Vehicle registration OR-08/OD-08
Sex ratio 49.2:50.8 /

Ampani is a town in Kalahandi district, Odisha, India and this G.P.(Gram Panchayat) comes under Kokasara tehsil.It is 15 km away from its main town and Block(panchayat samiti) Kokasara.


It is located at 19°35′0″N 82°38′0″E / 19.58333°N 82.63333°E / 19.58333; 82.63333 at an elevation of 313 m from mean sea level (MSL).[1]


Ampani is small village located in Kokasara Block of Kalahandi district, Orissa with total 608 families residing. The Ampani village has population of 2693 of which 1394 are males while 1299 are females as per Population Census 2011. In Ampani village population of children with age 0-6 is 274 which makes up 10.17% of total population of village. Average Sex Ratio of Ampani village is 932 which is lower than Orissa state average of 979. Child Sex Ratio for the Ampani as per census is 702, lower than Orissa average of 941. Ampani village has lower literacy rate compared to Orissa. In 2011, literacy rate of Ampani village was 70.11% compared to 72.87% of Orissa. In Ampani Male literacy stands at 82.16% while female literacy rate was 57.59%. As per constitution of India and Panchyati Raaj Act, Ampani village is administrated by Sarpanch (Head of Village) who is elected representative of village. Caste FactorIn Ampani village, most of the village population is from Schedule Tribe (ST). Schedule Tribe (ST) constitutes 59.93% while Schedule Caste (SC) were 12.70% of total population in Ampani village. Work ProfileIn Ampani village out of total population, 1287 were engaged in work activities. 49.81% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 50.19% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 1287 workers engaged in Main Work, 421 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 22 were Agricultural labourer


National Highway 26 (India, new numbering) passes through Ampani. Nearest airport is Swami Vivekananda Airport at Raipur and nearest railway station is at Junagarh.It is 52 km.distance from Junagarh and 76 km from Bhawanipatna. Ampani is border village of Kalahandi and Nabarangpur district.

Tourist attractions[edit]

  • Ampani Hills[2]
  • Ampani Temple
  • Ambapani Sanctuary

Ampani Hills in Kalahandi offers eye feasting views of the panoramic surroundings in a cool and pleasant environment. The scenic Ampani hills showcase amazing views of the nature. The lush green landscapes and the breathtaking undulated hilly terrains attract the nature lovers and adventurous tourists to Kalahandi. The imposing valley Haladigundi in the ranges of Ampani hill displays mesmerizing views of reflected sun rays. The hill houses many species of rare flora and fauna. Spotted dear can be spotted abundantly in this hilly terrain. Picturesque Ampani hill is the best option to spend days in a natural setting. The region is spectacular for natural walks and trekking.


Dussehra of its presiding deity Sri Budharaja is been a huge celebration in the town is known as Ampani Dushara in Kalahandi District.


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