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Kulada
ଭଞ୍ଜ ଭୁମି
Village
Kulada is located in Odisha
Kulada
Kulada
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 19°58′26″N 84°37′41″E / 19.97389°N 84.62806°E / 19.97389; 84.62806
Country India
StateOdisha
DistrictGanjam
Government
 • TypeDemocratic
Languages
 • OfficialOdia
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
761131
Telephone code91

Kulada is a small village located near Bhanjanagar of Ganjam district in Odisha. It is located 108 km towards North from District Headquarters Chhatrapur. 159 km from State capital Bhubaneswar. Asika, Hinjilicut, Phulabani, Berhampur are the nearby Cities to Kulada. Odia is the native Language here.

Geography

It is situated to the north west of Ganjam District with a ruin fort, river Mahanadi flowing in the east and dense forest in the west side of the ruined fort. Bhanjanagar, Brahmapur etc. are the nearest towns / cities to Kullada village. It is surrounded by Belaguntha Tehsil towards East, Surada Tehsil towards South.

Demography

Legend speaks that during 12th century a Bhanja ruler had joined hands with a tribal leader KULA to be eradicating the foreign invasion. Seeing the danger from the tribe he stained the tribal leader KULA and on the same place, constructed a fort which was later known as Kulad / Kullargad. The original temple is at the top of the hill known as Upper Bagh Devi with 273 steps.[1] Upendra Bhanja spent his term in meditation at this place.

Transportation

There is no railway station at Kullada. Berhampur is the nearest railway station located 90 km from Berhampur.

References

  1. ^ Kulada. "Kulada". ganjam.nic.in. Retrieved 23 June 2015.