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About Khariar

Khariar is a small city in Nuapada district of Odisha. The city has seen moderate development in last few decades. Today one can find presence of basic infrastructural facilities like electricity, water supply, energy supply in this part of Odisha. Kosli is the local language of the city. Hindi and Oriya are also spoken in Khariar.

Profile of Khariar

Geography of Khariar

Khariar is located at 20.28 degrees in the North and 82.77 degrees in the East. The avg. elevation of the city is 741 feet or 226 meter. The city of Khariar is nestled in Odisha’s Western part near to the border of Chhattisgarh. Khariar belongs to Mahanadi basin Eastern Ghats, here one can witness a number of mountains scattered with broad valleys. 

Economy of Khariar

The city is the major business hub of the Nuapada District. Every Friday one can witness a weekly market in the city where people can splurge on a variety of stuff at reasonable prices. A majority of crowd of the city are either businessmen or small shop owners.

Tourism in Khariar

Khariar offers a number of places of attractions in and around the city. Some of the famous ones are mentioned below in detail.

Tikhali Dam: This dam is situated 17 kilometers away from the city of Khariar and serves as a popular picnic spot for the residents of the city. This location is flocked by thousands of visitors during the New Year eve.

Patalganga: This beautiful site is nestled almost 30 kilometers away from Khariar. Patalganga is flooded with a plethora of pilgrims from all over the District of Nuapada and various other districts located in the vicinity of Khariar. There is also a renowned Shiva Temple here which is a must-visit.

Rusipitha: This lovely tourist spot is situated close to the Linga Raaj. Jogimatha Tukla is another beautiful tourist spot which is located very close to Khariar.

Culture in Khariar

The culture of the city is a combination of dance, food and festivals. Khariar is famous for its varied and cosmopolitan lifestyle. Here one can enjoy a variety of foodstuff, living standard and entertainment. Due to the merger of diverse religions Khariar boasts of its rich cultural heritage.

The major festival of Khariar is Nuakhai. The names of other festivals that are celebrated in the city are- Christmas, Rathyatra, Holi, Bakarid, Eid, Dusshehra, Diwali, Chindaguda, Raksha Bandhan, Shivratri, Raam Navami, Janmashtami, Moharram etc. Every year the city arranges a Khariar Mahotsav in the month of January & February. A myriad of visitors from various places congregate on this occasion.

Transport in Khariar

Khariar city has excellent rail as well as road connectivity to numerous towns. The most important roads that pass through the city are State Highway 16 and National Hwy 353.  The nearest railway station to Khariar is Kantabanji Station which is located nearly 35 kilometers away from the city. Titlagarh is another rlwy station which is located close to Khariar. The nearest airport to Kariar is the Raipur Airport which is almost 195 kilometers away from the city of Khariar.

Services in Khariar

To raise the standard of living of the people here, as well to cater to the needs of the visitors, various utility services have been made available to the people here. From quality healthcare to transport and security, robust utility services made available to the people here have contributed majorly to the development of this green and clean city. Khariar offers the following quintessential services to its inhabitants:

Hospitals in Khariar

Meher’s Multispecialty Dental Clinic
Address: Khariar Sinapali road, Khariar, Odisha, Pin code- 766118
Phone: 09752227820

Evangelical Hospital
Address: Odisha, Khariar, Nuapada, Pin code - 766107
Phone: 06671- 232824

Chemists in Khariar

Maa Santoshi Medical Store
Address: Campus Medical Store, Khariar, Odisha, Pin code- 766107
Phone: 09668826669

Jan Aushadhi Store
Address: Plot No. 876, Khata No.300, At/Po- Police Pada, PS-Khariar, Dist-Nuapada, Khariar, Odisha, Pin code- 766107
Phone: 07077524681

Gopinath Medical Store
Address: Odisha, Khariar, Nuapada, Pin code - 766107
Phone: 09437424003

Siddhiksha Meher
Address: Khariar Sinapali Rd, Sri Ram Charan Nagar, Khariar, Odisha, Pin code- 766107
Phone: 08658503818

B L Medical Store
Address: Mission, Odisha, Khariar, Nuapada, Pin code – 766107
Phone: 09938817439

Hotels in Khariar

Hotel Pooja Guest House
Address: Rlwy Stn Rd, Bartansil, Chhattisgarh, Khariar Rd, Nuapada, Pin code- 766104
Phone: 9752109969

Mayura Hotel
Address: Odisha, Khariar, Nuapada, Pin code - 766107
Phone: 9777178040

Maharaja Hotel
Address: Bijepur, Odisha, Khariar, Nuapada, Pin code – 766107
Phone: 9938274752

Manohar Dharamsala
Address: Bellaguntha Baragaon, Odisha, Khariar, Nuapada, Pin code - 766107
Phone: 9337060928

Sri Ganpati Palace
Address: Bhawanipatna Raipur Highway, Khariar Rd, Khariar, Nuapada, Pin code – 766104
Phone: 8280038888

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