About Hinjilicut

Hinjilicut is a town in Ganjam district in the Indian state of Odisha. It is a Tehsil headquarter & Brahmapur and Asika are nearby cities from here.

About Hinjilicut

Geography of Hinjilicut

Bearing the geographical coordinates of 19.48°N and 84.75°E, Hinjilicut is located at an average elevation of 30 meters or 98 feet above sea level. It is located 32 km towards West from the district headquarters of Chhatrapur, 20 KM towards West from the Silk City of Brahmapur and 15 KM towards West from the Sugar City of Asika. It is surrounded by Sanakhemundi Tehsil towards West, Sheragada Tehsil towards West, Kukudakhandi Tehsil towards South and Kabisuryanagar Tehsil towards North. River Ghodahada passes through the town making the area quite fertile for betel leaf cultivation of fine quality that is transported from here to other Indian cities in large numbers.

Transport in Hinjilicut

The town has a very good road connectivity with NH-59 passing through it. There are frequent bus services available to almost all Odisha cities from here. One can find a lot of auto rickshaws in the town area as a major mode of local transportation. Brahmapur is the nearest railway station from here. Biju Patnaik Airport in Bhubaneshwar is the nearest airport from here located at a distance of 160 KM.

History and Culture in Hinjilicut

It is believed that there were many Hingal trees in the area that were cut with increasing population and the need for more localities, hence the town gets its name as Hinjilicut meaning "cutting of Hingal trees".

Oriya and Telugu are the local languages spoken here. The town is home to several festivals that are celebrated here round the year. Among the different festivals, Katu Yatra, Dussehra, Hinjili and Kalua Jatra are the major ones. Katu Yatra is the Jagannath Rath Yatra that is held every year in the month of April on Buddha Purnima. This is the time when entire town is filled with festivities along with a lot of fire crackers. Dussehra is the festival of Goddess Durga that is celebrated with a lot of excitement here. On Meru day, Hinjili is celebrated as the last day of Danda nachha. The biennial Thakurani Jatra festival is also celebrated here to welcome goddess Budhi Thakurani. As per the census of 2011, city has a population of 24,671 of which 12,678 are males and 11,993 are females. The city has a fairly good literacy rate of 81.61% which is quite higher than the state average of 72.87%.

Tourism in Hinjilicut

There are many tourist places of religious interest in and around Hinjilicut that are frequently visited by people from all over.

Karaisuni: It is located 4 KM away from Hinjilicut & is a sacred and beautiful place signifying the sangam of rivers Rishikulya and Ghodahad. The area falls under Kharida panchayat surrounded by a bamboo jungle that is very attractive.

Potagarh: It is another important historical place near Hinjilicut that was built in 18th century by the Britishers. It is situated very close to the river Rishikulya and speaks well about the glorious past of Ganjam city. Rishikulya River confluences here with Bay of Bengal and equally attracts historians, students and scholars.

The famous Maa Syamalai Temple at Barupada is not very far from here and is well known for Chaitra Mangalbara yatra. Tourists visiting here can opt to stay in hotels and lodges located in this part of Odisha.

Shankar Bhavan
Address: Ramalingam Tank Rd, Gandhi Nagar, Brahmapur, Odisha 760001
Phone: 0680 225 0249

Nirupama Taratarini
Address: Taratarini Hills, Purushottampur, Odisha, 761018
Phone: 094375 64917

Hotel Spectrum
Address: Opp. Old Bus Stand, India, Brahmapur, Odisha 760001
Phone: 0680 222 1177

Hotel Nandan International
Address: Old bus stand, Infront of G.P.O, Brahmapur, Odisha 760001
Phone: 0680 222 3297

Hotel Jyoti Residency
Address: Near Old Bus Stand Traffic Checkpost, Ganjam, Brahmapur, Odisha 760001
Phone: 0680 222 5428

Hotel City Palace
Address: Christian Hospital Road, Brahmapur, Odisha 760001
Phone: 0680 222 0489

Hotel Anarkali
Address: Ramalingam Tank Rd, Gandhi Nagar, Brahmapur, Odisha 760001
Phone: 0680 225 1406

Restaurants in Hinjilicut

Lily Foods
Address: Bus Stand, Hinjilicut, Odisha
Phone: 097762 17117

Food Club Restaurant
Address: Near Bus Stand, Hinjilicut, Odisha 761102
Phone: 096589 88889

Shyamalai Hotel
Address: NH59, Hinjillikatu, Odisha 761102
Phone: 094372 60064

Hotel Sibaram
Address: Hinjillikatu, Odisha 761102
Phone: 094386 04830

Hotel Pett Puja
Address: Hinjillikatu, Odisha 761102
Phone: 097777 59922

Healthcare in Hinjillikat

Though Hinjilicut is not amongst the most developed districts of Odisha, it however has a satisfactory health infrastructure. Hence it isn’t surprising that it does have decent number of public and private hospitals. Most of the hospitals are well equipped to handle any emergency situation and are visited by suffering patients from across Hinjilicut and nearby regions.

Hinjillikatu Government Hospital
Address: NH59, Hinjillikatu, Odisha 761102

Dr Devendra Nath Sahu Clinic
Address: Hinjillikatu, Odisha 761102

Sankara Eye Hospital
Address: Hinjilicut, Ganjam District, Samarjhola, Odisha 761101
Phone: 0680 222 7100

Government Homeopathic Hospital
Address: Sheragada-Hinjilicut Rd, Solasala, Odisha 761106

Chemists in Hinjilicut

Maa Tara Tarini Medical Hall
Address: Hinjillikatu, Odisha 761102

Jeevan Jyoti Medical Store
Address: Hinjillikatu, Odisha 761102
Phone: 094372 60138

Basanti Medical Store
Address: Hinjillikatu, Odisha 761102

Shree Jagannath Medical Store
Address: Kanchuru, Samarjhola, Odisha 761101


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