Athagadapatna

The place Athagadapatna has witnessed many historical incidents in the past. It is the birth place of famous Oriya poets Kabisurya Baladev Rath and Kabi Jadumani Mahapatra. According to legends, it is said that the king of Athagada had once given shelter to the Gajapati King of Puri and had kept the idol of Lord Jagannath in a secret place some where in his kingdom during the massive attack by Kalapahada. Lord Jagannath temple was built in 16th century A.D. along with a cluster of temples amidst mountains with bush green valley, thick rolling forest with flower plants (Nageswar Flower Plant) and pristine beauty of the area largely await to the arrival of aesthetics that envisage to commune with them. It is around 60 kilometers from Berhampur.