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Information About Berhampur

Brahmapur (or old name Berhampur) nicknamed "The Silk City", is a city located in the eastern coastline of Ganjam district of the Indian state of Odisha. It is one of the oldest and largest cities of Odisha. It is famous for its silk, its temples and its culture.Berhampur is a trading centre for the beautiful hand-woven Ikat silk. The agriculturally fertile area surrounded by dense forest, dates from prehistoric times and once constituted a part of territory under the Emperor Ashoka's rule.It is a rewarding experience to see weavers sitting at their looms in the busy bazaar and shop for silks; also available brass and bell metal ware, horn toys, wood carvings and carpets. The shrines of Thukurani, Jagannath and Nilakantheswar Shiva Temples within the town are worth visiting. The museum here has a collection of some sculptures, and specimens of anthropological and natural history.




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