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Six new places in Odisha tourism map

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Sept 1:

The High Power Selection Committee of the Odisha Tourism department today approved six new tourist places in the state for inclusion in the state tourism map.

odisha-tourismThe six tourist places are Amco-Simko in Sundargarh district, Andhabara and Gotheswar Peeth in Kendrapara and Bindhyabasini, Giri Gobardhan and Baseikelagarh in Bargarh district.

The approval of the Committee came after reviewing the recommendation of the collectors of these three districts.

With this, the number of tourist places approved by the state Tourism department has gone up to 346.

Nearly 5 lakh tourists throng the Andhabara Peeth in Kendrapara district while the Gotheswar Peeth witnesses a footfall of nearly 4 lakh tourists every year. Amco-Simco in Sundargarh district is a historical site that draws a large number of tourists every year. The local residents pay homage to the 29 tribal peasants, who had sacrificed their lives during the struggle against British rule.

Bindhyabasini in Bargarh district is a religious and historical site while the Giri Gobardhan Peeth situated atop the Giri Gobardhan hill is a religious place where people worship Lord Gobardhan.

Besides, the Baseikelagarh in the district is a historical site where freedom fighter Vir Surendra Sai had waged a guerrilla war against the British along with his associates.

A large number of tourists from Chhattisgarh and other neighbouring states visit this place every year.