104kms. away from Balangir town to the south west, stands on a rocky hill, the shrine of presiding deity of 64 Yoginis. Ranipur Jarial is known as “Soma Tirth” in scriptures. It is a combination of religious faiths of Saivism, Budhism, Vaisnavism and Tantrism. Sixtyfour Yoginis are worshiped on a close circular openvault. The major attaraction of the place is one of the four such shrines in India. The temple dedicated to Lord Someswar Siva is the noted one among a plethora of about 50 temples here.
Indralath, the majestic brick temple is said to be the highest brick temple of Odisha. Mundpadar at a distance of 4kms is the nearest bus stop to reach Ranipur Jharial.
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 kantabanji by bus or train.
One can reach Balangir by bus or train. From Balangir one can visit Ranipur-Jharial by bus or taxi.