|Greenery on side|
|Jatamundia-Subarnapur Mahanadi Bridge|
|New Bridge over Rana River adjacent to old washout Bridge|
|Rana River merging with Mahanadi|
Banki is famous for hindu goddess Maa Charchika. This time I have not gone to the famous temple. One can have daarshan of Maa and also can take prasad at the temple. I took the road to Kalapathar and found two interesting items. There is a small temple near the road which has this unique tiger sculptor. This tiger is in sleeping posture which is rare.
|The sleeping tiger statue|
|The necklace shaped mountains|
Ansupa Lake is only four kilometers from Jatamundia Chowk in opposite direction. This is one of the biggest plain water lake in India. Adjacent to it is a small hill called Saranda Garh which is now eco-tourism centre. On the hilltop there is a beautiful garden and bamboo cottages for nature lovers.
|The history of Saranda Garh|
|Bamboo Cottage Sign Board|
|Mahanadi and Ansupa Lake from Hill Top|
|A Selfie at Saranda Garh Hill Top|