In addition to magnificent temples, serene lakes, sprawling beaches and wildlife sanctuaries, the state of Odisha houses a beautiful hot water spring known as the Taptapani hot water spring. It is particularly a hot sulfur water spring. Sulfur is a naturally occurring mineral that is found in hot springs and volcanic craters.
Taptapani literally means hot water. The name very well suites the place. It is located in Ganjam district of Odisha. The hot spring is situated at the Eastern slope of the Eastern Ghats. One can take bath in the pond next to the hot water spring and enjoy the wonderful feeling presented by Mother Nature.
Tourist Attraction in and around Taptapani
The location of Taptapani is scenic and serene. Situated amidst mountains, it is the best destination for nature lovers. There is a lush green forest around the place. The forest supports a wide variety of flora and fauna. One can explore the boundless beauty of nature at its length in the lush green forests. The Taptapani hot spring and its adjoining greenery is a picture-perfect location. It is also the perfect location for photography fanatics especially wildlife photographers. Visiting this place is an experience for a lifetime. The soothing green of the forests soothes the mind, body and soul.
A deer park maintained by the forest department is situated here too. The park hosts barking deer, Sambars and spotted deer in large numbers. This is another tourist spot here. When on a trip to Taptapani, a visit to this deer park is a must. Children enjoy going to the park. The park is even popular among adults as it is a wonderful place to relax and stroll. These wonderful varieties of deer are a treat to the eyes.
This place is also famous as a picnic spot. Hoards of people flock in here during winters i.e. between December and January. They come here with their near and dear ones and spend a wonderful day picnicking. The wonderful natural essence of the place has the power to take away all worries and pain. Having alone time with friends and family in a spot like this accompanied with good food is all a person needs for a break.
A large number of tribes live in the vicinity. They hunt in the forest and primarily depend upon the forest produce for sustaining their live. They are also involved in basket making. A visit to this place means having a taste of the rich culture of the tribes that inhabit this place. Visiting this place makes the tourist have a diversified experience.
The lukewarm sulfur water of the Taptapani hot spring has various medicinal benefits too. People go there to take a dip in the cleansing waters of the spring to cure themselves of various skin ailments. Sulfur is needed by our body in order to carry out various metabolic activities. Sulfur water is primarily used to cure the symptoms of dandruff, eczema, psoriasis etc. It also acts as a fighter in our body and helps our body to fight against toxins. It also helps in keeping the skin glowing.
The hot spring provides an enchanting experience to the visitors. Its very location is spectacular enough to make the tourists spellbound and a dip in the water is a plus. It is popular among adventure seeking sporty folk. It is provides some of the best landscapes for taking pictures. The glazing water of the spring shines in the sunlight and makes one admire the beauty of nature.
A Tourist’s Guide to Taptapani
Taptapani is well connected to the major cities of Odisha like the capital city of Bhubaneswar. The nearest railway station is Berhampur Railway Station. The nearest airport is at Bhubaneswar airport. One can reach any nearby place by road. The only accommodation present here is the Panthanivas maintained by the Odisha Tourism Department Corporation Ltd. It has all the basic and luxurious facilities that a person seeks from a hotel. There are AC, Non-AC, luxury suites and the provision of staying in a log house here. There are charged as per their facilities. One can find healthy and appetizing food here too. The stay provided in here is comfortable. One can book stays online here. Staying here gives the visitors a rare feeling of living in the wild.
One must visit Taptapani and let oneself dwell in the awesomeness of the place.