A Trip to Taptapani
Famous for its hot water spring, Taptapani, is situated at 67 km from
Gopalpur. Get ready for a 24 hour spine chilling, action packed tour,
when you dream of coming to this corner. A trip to Taptapani will
offer you a vacation package, stuffed with ebullience and thrill.
Hiking through the reeds with high vim, you come out of the forest,
and experience a hot water spring soaking away all your aches and
pains. Taptapani is also the home of primitive Kutia Kondh tribe, the
Dingaria Kondh tribe, Bonda and the Mali tribes.
¤ Creeping Attractions
Hot water Spring
As the name indicates, half of Taptapani excursion is about taking a
bath in the hot water spring. Hundreds of visitors, round the year,
come to Taptapani to enjoy this fantastic spring with medicinal
merits. A bath in the spring will surely rejuvenate your zeal and will
stuff you with enough energy to carry out with another adventure.
The archaism of Orrisa is retained by her tribal folks. They
continue to dwell in remote areas of the deep forests and hilly
interiors. Steeped in the mystery that surrounds their ancient ways,
the Orissan tribal community continues to be a source of deep interest
not only to anthropologists and sociologists but also to numerous
tourists who come to Orissa in search of the exotic mystique of this
relatively unexplored state. The residents are expert hunters,
fiercely independent and worship numerous gods and goddess. Their
economy mainly rests upon agriculture, basket weaving and tool making.
The Government of Orrisa takes initiatives and conducts memorable
tours to this part which include meeting and mixing with these people
and learning their lifestyles.
¤ Nearest Transport Hubs
The nearest airhead is Biju Patnaik Airport, Bhubaneswar, 180 km from
Gopalpur. The nearest railway stations are Berhampur (83 km) and
Balugaon (136 km), both from Taptapani. Moreover, Taptapani is well
connected to all major destinations of the country via road.
¤ Best time to Visit
Taptapani keeps the doors open round the year for her tourists. An
all season destination, Taptapani wears different colours in every
fall. Plan your visit during October-March, to enjoy the hot water
spring and other nearby tourist spots.