Saptasajya is combines culture, spirituality and natural scenic beauty of Odisha

Saptasajya is one glorious destination that combines culture, spirituality and natural scenic beauty. Odisha is also known as a land of culture, spirituality and heritage. This place is known for its many legends. The name Saptasajya means seven hills surrounding an area.

Saptasajya is situated about 11 km south of Dhenkanal town and accessible by road. One can reach Dhenkanal by bus or train and it is well connected to urban cities of Bhubaneswar(90kms), Cuttack(60kms), Angul(60kms) as well as other parts of the State.

It is one of the major tourist destinations in Dhenkanal district apart from Kapilas. It is a combination of nature and religious tourism. The holy temple of Raghunath (Sri Ramachandra) is located at a height of 900 ft on the hilltop.

A stream flows down as if touching His holy feet in veneration. Inside the temple complex Maa Annapurna temple, Kalki temple, Surya Narayan temple, Sri Ganesh, Sri Mahavir, and the Nabagrah Temple with each room for each graha are found. Mahakali, Maa Saraswati, Sri Nrushingha temple are proposed to be built in the holy complex.

Saptasajya is combines culture, spirituality and natural scenic beauty of Odisha
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The Saptarashi (Seven Saints) had their ashramas here in this place popularly known as ‘Seven Beds or Seven Homes’. Another mythological story says that Lord Ram spent seven days in this beautiful spot during exile. Another one says that the Pandavas during their 12 years of exile and one year of incognito life had chosen this hill for shelter.

This destination is apt for tourists who want to get away from mundane city life and explore the natural beauty of a biodiverse forest teeming with wildlife and cultural heritage.

It is relatively a small protected forest reserve with rich vegetation, a mixed deciduous forest dominated by the Sal trees. The entire hill range is spread over 2096.75 hectare area at 300 metres to 586 metres above sea level. Saptasajya is only 11 kms from Dhenkanal town.