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Chandikhole
Town
Chandikhole is located in Odisha
Chandikhole
Chandikhole
Location in Odisha, India
Chandikhole is located in India
Chandikhole
Chandikhole
Chandikhole (India)
Coordinates: 20°41′58″N 86°8′2″E / 20.69944°N 86.13389°E / 20.69944; 86.13389
Country India
StateOdisha
DistrictJajpur
Government
 • TypeNAC
 • BodyChandikhol NAC
Languages
 • OfficialOdia
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationOD-04
Nearest cityJajpur
Websitejajapur.nic.in

Chandikhole is a place and Notified Area Council in Jajpur district, Odisha, India. The place has been named after Goddess "Chandi" worshipped by late monk Baba Bhairabananda Bramhachari who established the deity of Maa Chandi in one of the adjoining hills of Barunei full of dense forest and ferocious animals in 1932. Chandikhol has been selected for the establishment of one of Strategic Petroleum Reserve (India) location.[1]

Geography

It is located in the Jajpur District of Odisha.

Location

Chandikhole is one of the end points of National Highway 200, the other end being Raipur. National Highway 16 passes through Chandikhole.

Nearest airport is Biju Patnaik Airport at Bhubaneswar, which is at a distance of about 70 km. It is an extremely strategic location in terms of commerce as it acts as a junction between Kalinganagar, Cuttack, Bhadrak and Paradeep.

The nearest town is Jaraka which is 12 km away from this place.

See also

References

  1. ^ "India to build two more strategic petroleum reserves: Piyush Goyal". The Economic Times.