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History of Keonjhar

Keonjhar in Orissa in India is one of the idyllic retreat which attracts tourists from all over. If you wish to explore the unspoilt beauty of the vast acres of green forests in Orissa, then Keonjhar is your ideal destination.

Located on the quiet hill side town of Orissa, Keonjhar is a beautiful tourist place. The History of Keonjhar Orissa is equally interesting. The district of Keonjhar was a princely state before it became a part of Orissa. The early History of Keonjhar Orissa still remains a bit vague. It is believed that Keonjhar was a part of the old Khijjinga territory with headquarters at Khijjinga Kota. This was identified with modern Khiching. Later on under the rule of Jyoti Bhanja in the first half of the 12th century A.D. it became a separate state.

During the latter half of the 15th century, the Southern half was occupied by King Govinda Bhanja. During his rule Keonjhar in Orissa extended from Singbhum in the North to Sukinda in the South. In the east it extended from Mayurbhanj in the East to the borders of the States of Bonai, Pallahara and Anugul in the West.

The History of Keonjhar Orissa states that during the rule of Pratap Balabhadra Bhanja in the 18th century, Tillo and Jujhpada were added to the State. Later on they were recognized as a part of the Keonjhar state granted by the East India Company to Raja Janardan Bhanj in 1804.

After this there has been no changes in the Keonjhar's area. Although for some administrative reasons Tillo and Jujhpada were transferred to the districts of Baleshwar and Cuttack.

Keonjhar in Orissa in India is an exciting option for Eco tourism in Orissa. There are a number of tribal communities who reside in the Keonjhar district that include names like Santhal, Oraon and Munda. There are some interesting tourist places in Keonjhar which includes the Jagannath Temple, the Vishnu Temple and the Ghaghra Falls.

So plan a tour to Keonjhar Orissa and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the greenery around.