Sambalpur, is the gateway to the western zone of Orissa abounding in lush green forests,captivating waterfalls; colourful wild life, rich tribal culture, folk songs and dances and a variety of monuments. Here, one can visit the temples of Samaleswari, Patneswari, Budha Raja, Brahmapura ,Hirakund Dam, Ushakothi Wildlife Sanctuary and the Gopaljee monastery. It is the centre for textile industry in Orissa. The ikkat or the sambalpuri sarees woven in colored, silver and gold threads are worldwide famous for their intricate designs. Choose from tour offered by IHPL to Sambhalpur and get a chance to visit some of the handloom weaver's villages.