Jirang 

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Jirang

Where Happiness & Peace Are A Way of Life

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Odisha’s Little Tibet- is not as well-known as the abode of his holiness the Dalai Lama at Mcleodganj in Dharamsala and Majnu ka Tila in Delhi, but it offered the Tibetan settler’s a home nevertheless after China invaded Tibet in 1959. Chandragiri was designated as camp no.4 for settlem ...

Odisha’s Little Tibet- is not as well-known as the abode of his holiness the Dalai Lama at Mcleodganj in Dharamsala and Majnu ka Tila in Delhi, but it offered the Tibetan settler’s a home nevertheless after China invaded Tibet in 1959. Chandragiri was designated as camp no.4 for settlement of Tibetan’s.

The first batch of Tibetan’s arrived in Chandragiri on 1st May 1963. Since arriving they have not only made Chandragiri and the adjoining camps at Labarasingh, Mahendragadh, Tankilipadar (all located at a radius of 4-5 KM around Chandragiri) their home, but through their enterprise and demeanor added colour to the picturesque mountains of the Eastern Ghats in this part of Odisha. The Tibetan’s have named this place “Phuntsokling”– which means land of plenty and happiness.

The major attraction is the PadmanabhaSambhava Monastery popularly known as the Jirang Monastery. It is the largest monastery in Eastern India. The monastery was inaugurated by His Holiness The Dalai Lama in 2010. It is a residence cum college for budding Buddhist monks who come from all over India here to study.

The Avalokiteswara statue in a sitting position at Mahedragad is another attraction along with the Monastery at Labarasingh. Don’t miss the peace pagoda at the entrance of Camp No. 4.

The Tibetan’s are helpful to the outsiders and tourists, please be polite with them.

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Trails Covering Jirang

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Getting There

  • Nearest Railway Station-Berhampur
  • Nearest Airport-Bhubaneswar
  • Distance from Bhubaneswar-263KM
  • Chandragiri has regular bus service from Berhampur. Alternately one can drive down to Chandragiri. The amazing landscape makes for a scenic drive.

Insider's Stories

So why is Odisha touted as Incredible India's Best Kept Secret. What is it about the places, people , landscape, art , culture and history that entices? What makes Odisha the land of cathartic Spiritual experiences, intricate art and immortal architecture regaling many timeless tales, flair for dance and drama, pristine beaches, delectable cuisines stunning landscapes and formidable yet elegant wildlife. Don't take our word for it ; read the through the journeys and experiences of the many travel enthusiasts who have traversed and fallen in love with the land of Odisha!

Maha Shivaratri At Mahendragiri

On the sivaratri day 2019 we visited mahendragiri to experience shivaratri at the unique destination where it's observed on hill top one day prior to the shivaratri in other parts of india and devotess go through rough hilly road by foot for 6 km to reach near the Gokarneswar mahadev temple which is said to be built by pandavas.
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Satyajit Mohanta

My first outing after lockdown Roadtrip enroute Odisha

Started the Ride from Vizag entering Odisha to Gopalpur. Total distance covered- 379 kms
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THUPTEN MINDROLLING MONASTERY Mini Tibet of Odisha

While we were approaching the last year of our graduation, all of us had decided to complete a ritual that every techie grad wants to complete before his/her graduation days gets over. We also had our summer getaway to one of the India’s most popular beach destination among youth GOA, but due to budget constraints and numerous numbers of failed attempts to make our parents agree upon this we ...
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Nearby Destinations

Wish to make the best of your trip to Jirang ? Make sure your itinerary covers these below must-see destinations close to Jirang.Most of these are highly coveted on every tourists bucket list and can be reached from Jirang in a matter of hours. We have found 5 such places close to Jirang that will maximize your Experience-Odisha!

Stay

There's a variety of options for you to stay at. From Star Rated Hotels, Eco Tour Nature Camps equipped with state of the art swiss tents and facilities to OTDC Government Hotels, Bed Breakfasts and Homestays to choose from. Browse the list below to choose your preferred accomodation.

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Panthanivas Taptapani

Panthanivas Taptapani

Panthanivas Taptapani, at- Pudamari, Ganjam-761014

9438375772 , 06816255031

http://www.panthanivas.com

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221 Km. Distance from Airport

48 Km. Distance from Railway Station

0 Km. Distance from Bus Stop

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Panthanivas Gopalpur

Panthanivas Gopalpur

Panthanivas Gopalpur, At/PO-Gopalpur, Ganjam

7008152752 , 06802343931

http://www.panthanivas.com

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169 Km. Distance from Airport

12 Km. Distance from Railway Station

0 Km. Distance from Bus Stop

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Giant Squirrel Nature Camp

  • Kaliamba

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  • Double Bedded
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Daringbadi Nature camp

  • Daringbadi

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  • Accottage

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MAYFAIR Palm Beach Resort

MAYFAIR Palm Beach Resort

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Proximity

151 Km. Distance from Airport

17 Km. Distance from Railway Station

3 Km. Distance from Bus Stop

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Gopalpur Palm Resort

Gopalpur Palm Resort

Gopalpur-On-Sea, Gopalpur, Odisha 761002

9338015588 , 09338015588

https://www.swostihotels.com/gopalpur-palm-resort

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Proximity

165 Km. Distance from Airport

16 Km. Distance from Railway Station

14 Km. Distance from Bus Stop

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