Situated 40kms. away from Balangir to the west Patnagarh, the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Patna stands proudly with the shrines of ancient time. The modern Patnagarh is the combination with happy synthesis of mythic past and modern present. Abounding in natural beauty, this town is famous for many historical ancient temples. The shrines of Goddess Patneswari – the presiding deity – Shakti Peeth in the Chalukya style and that of Someswar Shiva witnessing the 12th century are the monuments of great architectural importance. The sculpture of the temples shows the reminiscence of the earliest group of temples built during the Chauhan rules in western part of Odisha.
How to Reach:
The Nearest airports are Swami Vivekananda International Airport, Raipur (201 K.M) and Biju Pattnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar (248 K.M). A new airport is being constructed at the industrial township of Jharsuguda (179 K.M) & Nearest Air strip is at Jamadarpali (135 K.M)
One can reach Balangir by bus or train
From Balangir one can visit Patnagarh by bus or taxi.