Bhimakund

About 40 km from Karanjia, near Booring village in Thakurmunda P.S. is the sacred pool Bhimakund in the river Baitarani. The legend reveals that Bhima, the second Pandava used to take his bath in this pool. Here river Baitarani flows through a gorge in steps forming a series of picturesque rapids until it settles down in the pool called Bhimakund. It is encircled by precipitous stone wall. During Makar Festival in the month of January thousands of people gather here to take their holy dip. The place can also be approached from Dhenkikote (20 km) on SH-11 connecting Keonjhar and Panikoili. The place is ideal for picnickers.