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Angul

Angul is a major industrial town along with Rourkela in Western Odisha. The sleepy quaint neighborhood transformed itself largely due to the presence of NALCO (National Aluminum Company) – who operates Asia’s largest Aluminum plant there and ancillary industries. Angul serves as an important junction or gateway to Central & Western Odisha.

About

History

Before the industrial revolution that changed the landscape of Angul, historically Angul was a land of different tribes who commanded over small citadels. According to popular folklore, the name Angul is said to be derived from a local chieftain named “Anu” started a futile rebellion against the King. The local’s referred to that period as Anugol (Anu’s war), subsequently the name "Anugol" stuck and the town came to be known as "Angul" as we know it now.   

See to Believe

Below is a visual treat of Angul. Enjoy the immersive experience and experience the 360 degree views and virtual tours which are soon going to enhance your visual journey!

Top Attractions

Get enraptured by a myriad of tourist attractions in Angul ranging from monuments of ancient history, important landmarks of Odisha’s struggle for independence & pristine wilderness.  Scroll the list below to continue unravelling the secrets of Odisha

Top Experiences

Below is our low-down on the must try activities and experiences in and around Angul. Plan your stay to coincide with some of these events to get completely entrenched in the culture and heritage of Odisha. We assure you that the below list will leave you Odisha Amazed!

Khuludi Waterfall - The Ideal Getaway

Nestled in the Malyagiri Mountain range of the Eastern Ghats. The glittering waterfall is located at a distance of 120 KM from Angul. It is ideal site for group picnic and relaxation. Sun set and sun rise is breath taking here.

A masterpiece by an unknown sculptor

Located in a village Sendhagram, Sarang, 28 KM from Angul. This huge natural sand stone art of Lord Vishnu in a sleeping position is the second largest idol of Lord Vishnu in India. It is believed to have been constructed around 8th -9th Century AD. This master piece by an unknown craftsman lies in open air along the banks of Brahmani River.

The Celestial Hot Spring

Located 90 KM from Angul in Athmalik district, Deulajhari is the ancient citadel of Shaivism. Deulajhari is a special natural phenomenon in the sense that the hot water spring originates from below a Shivalinga. Siddheswar Baba (Lord Shiva) is the presiding deity of Deulajhari. The main temple was built by the King Kishore Chandra Deo of Kadamba Dynasty in the year 1936. Subsequently the other temples came up in the area in due course of time.

Getting There

Essentials Cheat Sheet

Nearby Destinations

Wish to make the best of your trip to Angul ? Make sure your itinerary covers these below must-see destinations close to Angul.Most of these are highly coveted on every tourists bucket list and can be reached from Angul in a matter of hoursWe have found 10 such places close to Angul 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.

Trails Covering Angul

Like what you see? Looking to have a well-rounded experience in Odisha? Presenting a list of some curated, pre-packaged tours covering some of the most coveted destinations in Odisha. Browse and see details of the trail/package which interests you the most. Reach out to the Department of Tourism (DoT) recognized travel agents, who are here to provide you with some memorable experiences and moments.

Find a Travel Agent

Below is a list of travel agents/tour operators who are our trusted local specialists. Contact them today to plan a well-rounded trip to Odisha, and for getting the best deals. Their packages cover everything - from the most visited to the off-beat, from ancient to urbane, from mountains to beaches, from city life to stargazing nights. Click on the contact button and get a call back!

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