Bhawanipatna is a religious town of Kalahandi district, which has been named after Bhawanishankar, its presiding deity. The place is home to several temples that are dedicated to various Hindu gods and goddesses. One of the most popular tourist attractions in Bahawanipatna is the temple dedicated to Goddess Manikeshwari. The place also has thick forest which houses exotic wildlife such as chitals, gaurs, and sambar deer. This place is also the base for visiting the other attractions of Kalahandi and Nawapara districts.
Some of the best places to visit in Bhawanipatna include Phurli Jharan Falls, Kalahandi Palace, Belkhandi temple, Manikeshwari temple, Ampani hills, Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary, Khanduala Falls and Sabha Mandapa. During your tour to Bhawanipatna, do not miss the Chhatra Yatra of Goddess Manikeswari. The waterfalls mentioned here are ideal spots for planning family picnics. Sports ground at Bhawanipatana including located Lal Bahadur Sashtri Stadium are also worth-visiting.