About Bargarh

The original name of the Bargarh District was “Baghar Kota” as known from an inscription of the 11th Century A.D. It was called “Bargarh” probably from the time of Balaram Dev, the Chauhan Raja of Sambalpur, who made it his headquarters and constructed a big fort for its protection.The old fort walls can be traced near the ‘Jira’ river towards the plane of Ambapali. Narayan Singh, the last Chauhan Raja granted this place in “Maufi” (free hold) to 2 Brahmin brothers Krushna Dash and Narayan Dash, sons of Baluki Dash who was killed in action by the Gond. Another part of the District known as “Borasambar” was formerly the headquarters of the Borasambar Zamindari extending over 2178 Sq.Kms. Later, the headquarters of the Zamindari shifted to Padampur, one of the present sub-divisional headquarter.

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Bargarh does not have an airport. Nearest airport is is in Jharsuguda at a distance of 98 kms.

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Bargarh Road railway station is located on Sambalpur-Jharsuguda-Vizianagaram and the line serves Bargarh district Which comes under Sambalpur Railway division. It is directly connected to Bhubaneswar, Sambalpur, Raipur, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Kochi, Ranchi, Asansol, Kolkata, Varanasi, Ahmedabad, Surat and Mumbai.

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Bargarh is very well placed in terms of location 4 state capitals Raipur (222 km), Bhubaneswar (350 km), Ranchi (600 km approximately) and Kolkata (600 km approximately) are well within reach and connected with rail and road properly. National Highway 26 (India) originates from here which connects it with almost all districts of southern Odisha


Bargarh's climate is classified as tropical. In winter, there is much less rainfall in Bargarh than in summer. This location is classified as Aw by Köppen and Geiger. The average temperature in Bargarh is 27.2 °C. In a year, the average rainfall is 1435 mm. Precipitation is the lowest in December, with an average of 4 mm. With an average of 410 mm, the most precipitation falls in July. At an average temperature of 35.2 °C, May is the hottest month of the year. December has the lowest average temperature of the year. It is 20.4 °C.

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