The District Subarnapur also known as Sonepur, is an administrative district of the State known as the Second Varanasi of India for its cluster of temples having architectural importance and tantric mystiques.

The district enjoys an annual rainfall of 1,443.5 mm and has a maximum and minimum temperature of 45° Celsius and 24° Celsius respectively.

Geographical Location
Subarnapur is located between 20° 30′ North to 21° 11′ North Latitude and 83 ° 27′ East to 84° 16′ East Longitude. The district covers a total geographical area of 2284.4 sq. km with its administrative headquarters located at Sonepur.

Place of Residence Sex Population Scheduled Castes Scheduled Tribes OBC/ General
Total Persons 541,835 128,000 52,978 360,857
Male 275,601 65,073 26,786 183,742
Female 266,234 62,927 26,192 177,115
Rural Persons 501,767 118,079 51,416 332,272
Male 254,805 59,953 25,943 168,909
Female 246,962 58,126 25,473 163,363
Urban Persons 40,068 9,921 1,562 28,585
Male 20,796 5,120 843 14,833
Female 19,272 4,801 719 13,752

How to reach there?
Subarnapur is connected with all three, Bus, Rail & Air ways.

Balangir is the nearest railway junction from the district headquarter town Subarnapur.

The district is also very well connected by roadways. Regular bus services are available from Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.

The nearest Airport is at Bhubaneswar that is located at a distance of 277 km from Subarnapur.

Where to stay?
Although no star hotels are located here, a number of affordable hotels are available.

Places of Interest
Sonepur is the only town of western Orissa where a large number of attractive and heart touching temples are found. These temples show our greatness in the fields of art, architecture, tradition and religious faith.