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.
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.
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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
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!
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Odisha is also known as “Utkal” as mentioned in National Anthem. The foundation day of Odisha i.e. 1st April is celebrated.
Throughout the medieval and British period Cuttack was the capital of Odisha. The capital was changed from Cuttack to Bhubaneswar in 1948.
The landscape of Odisha is shaped by three main rivers – Mahanadi, Brahmani and Baitarni.