Chikiti

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Chikiti
ଚିକିଟି, ଚିକିଟି ଗଡ଼
City
Chikiti is located in Odisha
Chikiti
Chikiti
Chikiti is located in India
Chikiti
Chikiti
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 19°12′N 84°37′E / 19.20°N 84.62°E / 19.20; 84.62Coordinates: 19°12′N 84°37′E / 19.20°N 84.62°E / 19.20; 84.62
Country  India
State Odisha
District Ganjam
Founded by usha devi
Government
 • Type NAC
 • Body NAC
Area
 • Total 1 km2 (0.4 sq mi)
Elevation 40 m (130 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 10,801
 • Density 11,000/km2 (28,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Odia
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 761010
Telephone code 06815
Vehicle registration OR 07/OD 07
Website www.ganjam.nic.in

Chikiti (also known as Chikati or Chikiti Garh) is a town and a notified area committee in Ganjam district in the state of Odisha, India. It is combination of twin small cites Chikiti Pentho and Chikiti Garh.The main bus stand u found on Karabalua that is located in Chikiti Pentho.

Geography[edit]

Chikiti is located at 19°12′N 84°37′E / 19.20°N 84.62°E / 19.20; 84.62.[1] It has an average elevation of 40 m (130 ft).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Chikiti had a population of 10,801. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Chikiti has an average literacy rate of 63%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 74% and female literacy of 51%. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Travel And tourism[edit]

Several tourist places of interest are in and around of Chikiti and its Business Hub [pentho] area also seen. Amongst these: 01] MAA BALAKUMARI Hill top temple, The main goddess of Chikiti King who is at Kumari parvat about 4km Walk cum Ascending hill trek over jungle route from DHANA GHARA. 02] Rishi Dalli Hill top Hanuman temple Near Pentho, This place is around 3km from Chikiti pentho [Karabalua Bus stand] towards Kankia Hill. via Lokanathpur sasana village [a part of Chikiti N.A.C] 03] Bhalu ghai water reservoir, Can be access from Pentho Main Bazar while heading towards Dekhali chakka or Digapahandi. But one can drop up just after around 3km from karabalua bus stand near krushnapur village. Then proceed towards Maundapur village. 04] Bahuda Dam:An upper deck irrigation water reservoir near Ratanei hill. A beautiful picnic spot for one day outing where anyone can use waterbody for fishing, angling, swimming and allied water activities for water sports. Here one can avail single or double bedrooms on request to Damsite in charge or care taker on against fixed tariffs too. 05] Ratanei foothill temple near Bahuda Dam, An Unique shakti peeth Just wayside of the SH [State highway].The best picnic spot on this locality, where One can covers to water Dam sites while on the day of picnic as excursion trip. Temple Back drop Kerandi mall Hill feeding up extra charms for jungle trek, wild animal photography, Birds watching even can explore a lots of unexplored caves which were used by the sages, Yogi's and Yoginis on the past days.

Politics[edit]

Current MLA from Chikati Assembly Constituency is Usha Devi of BJD, who won the seat in State elections of 2014, 2009, 2004 and in 2000 and as a JD candidate in 1990. Previous MLAs from this seat include Chintamani Dayan Samantara who won as independent candidate in 1995 and 1980 and as an INC candidate in 1985, and Jagannath Pati of JNP in 1977.[3]

Chikati is part of Berhampur (Lok Sabha constituency).[4]

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