vibrant manifestation of Orissa’s
western region in exhaustive terms, Sambalpur
is the gateway to a bewitching scenic and
cultural beauty that Orissa has in store.
Sambalpur seems to have it all, be it lush
green forests, captivating waterfalls, graceful
denizens of the Wild, vibrant tribal culture,
folk songs and dances, temples, monasteries,
or a variety of historical buildings. Sambalpur’s
mention in the works of Ptolemy (2nd century
A D) as “Sambalaka” and its
being the center of Vajrayana Buddhism during
the reign of Indrabhuti has acquired it
a place in India’s rich cultural history.