Sambalpur is a populated city and is known among the oldest cities in the Indian state of Odisha. The name of the city is derived from the Goddess Samalei, a local divine power that is worshiped in the region of Sambalpur. It is also known as the cultural capital of Odisha as it is the hub of craftsmanship, Carnatic music and different dance forms in Odisha.
Entrenched on the banks of the River Mahanadi, Sambalpur is elevated at 443 feet above the sea level. It shares its borders with Sundargarh in North, Bargarh in West, Debagarh in East and, river Mahanadi in South. Sambalpur has a moderate climate. It faces the searing summers with an average temperature of 39°C and the pleasant winters with an average temperature of 19°C.
Sambalpur has many places of interest that lure the visitors. The well-known tourist destinations in Sambalpur include the names like The Leaning Temple of Huma, Samaleswari Mandir, Ghanteshwari Devi Temple, Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary and much more.