Saptasajya – The land of Seven Hills: Saptasajya stands out as one of the favorites tourist locations in Odisha. The best thing about this place is, it’s a scenic beauty with a natural backdrop coupled with religious significance. The tourist destinations have gained popularity among people from the state and outside.
The word Saptasajya meaning (Sapta) seven and (Sajya) bed. The place is just 12km from Dhenkanal town and 62 km from Bhubaneswar, the place holds an important place in the tourism map of Odisha
It is believed that the Pandavas stayed here for a few days during their incognito period (Agyata Basa). It is also believed that Lord Ram has spent several days in this hill during his exile from Ayodhya. Some also say that the “Saptarishi” had their ashrams here.
It will also be interesting for our readers to know that the temple in Saptasajya is built by the erstwhile queen of Dhenkanal Rani Ratnaprava Devi, who has idols of Lord Ram, his brother Laxman, and wife Sita along with the Pandavas.
Besides the religious sentiments attached to the place, the flawless natural beauty has made Saptasajya is a must-see destination for tourists.
This tourist destination has a green forest, a spring of cool water flows down the hill presenting a picture-perfect setting for nature lovers. Besides, thousands of species in the forest offer research materials for wildlife enthusiasts. If you love nature, a campfire, or a devotee of Lord Shiva, this place is for you.
From early November to February, the place is agog with tourists, picnickers, and fun-seeking people from all around the state.
— Rashmi Ranjan Nayak (@RashmiOdisha7) May 2, 2021
Rashmi Ranjan Nayak, a Nature Blogger tweets, “Saptasajya is a gift of nature to mankind. The tourist visiting this place will be amazed to witness the love of nature & spiritual world.”
People come here throughout the year to spend some relaxing time with family keeping aside their hectic schedules.
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