The district includes Rakta Tirtha Eram in Basudev Pur, where about 30 people were killed by the British police while fighting for independence.The legendary history of Bhadrak District dates back to the age of the Puranas when Odisha achieved thriving maritime and agrarian prosperity. As far as the history is concerned, king Mukunda Dev was the last sovereign indigenous ruler of Bhadrak. The Muslim population began to settle in the District around the year 1575 following the discomfiture of the Afghans under Usman at the hand of Raja Man Singh. During the Mughal period Bhadrak District survived as a Subha under the Nawabs of Bengal. When the majestic Muhgals diminished from the political scenario of Bhadrak District. In course of time Bhadrak District has passed on to different hands and colonized by different dynasties till the British occupied the entire region of Odisha. Since independence, the history of Bhadrak has been the history of multifarious progress in Education, Industry, Agriculture, Trade and commerce and with the birth of a new star it is leaping towards the twenty first century with hope and promise. There are many historical places and monuments to visit in the Bhadrak District. Palia is famous for Biranchi Narayan Temple. Sri Radha Madanmohan temple is one of the most visited temples of Bhadrak District. Aradi situated at a distance of 10 km from Chandabali is famous for the temple of Akhandalamani.


The climate of this Bhadrak district in Orissa is generally hot with high humidity. April-May are hottest month n the year with temperature going past 42°C on some days. Occurrence of death due to sunstroke and extreme heat in the district is regular in summers. December is the coldest month of this district. Monsoon generally comes during the month of June. The rainfall during June to October constitutes at least 75% of the actual rainfall of this district. Tornadoes are a common feature during the monsoon and rainfall coupled with heavy thunder showers are a common feature. Average rainfall of the district is 1427.9mm.

How to reach

The nearest airport around Bhadrak is Bhubaneswar Airport which is about 127 km. Land at Bhubaneswar Airport and reaches Bhadrak by taxi or cab. The taxi or cab takes few minutes to reach the main city of the district.

National highway 5 connects the place from all major cities and towns from roadways. The state, private and tourist bus services are available to reach the place comfortably. Travellers according to their comfort and budget can take any of these buses to reach Bhadrak in an easier manner.

The place is well connected through the rail connection. Bhadrak railways station is directly linked to Bhubaneswar, Kolkatta, Delhi, Chennai, etc. One can get the train from major cities and towns of the place to reach the district easily.