BHUBANESWAR: Odisha tourism department plans to develop tourist spots in Jajpur district and to provide the necessary infrastructure for the development of tourism in the district.
"Jajpur has a number of heritage and tourist sites which can be developed with better infrastructure facilities. This will increase the inflow of domestic tourists in the district," said a tourism department officer.
The department has decided to develop heritage sites like Jagannath temple in Sukindagarh, Katarakhi Temple in Darpani, Varunaeswar temple in Birjharpur, Narayani temple in Deoda, Palesvara temple in Palapada, Gokarneswara temple in Jaraka, Hatekeswar temple in Daria, Nahaikani of Singhpur and Binjharpur in the district.
Buddhist sites like Deuli, Neulapur, Tarapur, Kayama, Radhanagar, Vajragiri and Pauti are also to be included for heritage conservation and tourism development, sources added. Teligarh fort and Amarabati fort are also to be conserved and developed.
Besides, Orissa Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC) buses will ply from Bhubaneswar to Jajpur for Biraja and Akhandalamani temple package tours. A proposal is on the anvil for the development of a four-lane road from Kuakhia to Biraja and Biraja to Aradi as well, sources said