Jagatsinghpur, the smallest district of Odisha in size, is known for its rich cultural heritage and contribution to socio-economic development of the state. Traditionally known as Hariharpur, it was one of the buzzing centres of maritime trade for centuries. Socio economic importance of Jagatsinghpur touched its zenith during freedom struggle. Alaka Ashram, better known as the Shabarmati of Odisha, remained the citadel of freedom moment in the State. And again during Bhoodan Moment, activities at Alaka Ashram caught the attention of the whole neation. Temples, beaches and sculptures of historic importance are the major drivers behind tourist influx to Jagatsinghpur. Though few in numbers each tourist destination in this district has a unique appeal. And with in every destination, the pride and rich heritage of the district is engraved in golden letters. A visit to the destinations here will definitely submerge your senses with the shades of history, artistic brilliance and foot prints of modern development. The Somanath temple is famous for the Shiva Shrine. The Shiva Linga was placed by Sri Muchukunda Swami and hence the image is popularly called as Muchukunda Somanath. Tourists can avail the accommodation facilities by hiring a few hotels and lodges which are available at the district head quarters of Jagatsinghpur. The nationalized banks like SBI, UBI etc with ATM facilities are available at Jagatsinghpur. Some private banks like ICICI , AXIS, HDFC etc bank are available to help the citizens at the time of need. The tourist can take the medical help from the district head quarters hospital, Jagatsinghpur.
How to Reach:
The distance of Jagatsinghpur is 45 k.ms from cuttack and 75 k.ms from Bhubaneswar by road.The Bus services are available from Cuttack & Paradeep to the spot. Tourists can also take the help of Trekker, Auto rickshaw to reach the spot.