Surla


Surla

Surla is a village located in Ganjam district of Orissa, India at Andhra-Orissa border on National Highway-5. On one side of Andhra-Orissa border on NH-5, village Purushottamapuram under Ichchapuram municipality limits is located an on other side, village Surla of Ganjam district is located. There is a railway station named Surla Road near to village Surla on Howrah-Chennai mainline.

The Surla Road railway station is situated just adjacent to a small mountain called Govardhangiri. Local people believe that it is the same mountain that Lord Krishna lifted with his little finger to save the cattle and shepherds from a severe cyclone created by the rain god Indra. Sunnapur (literally "golden village", in Oriya, the local language) is a small village of fishermen is one mile away from Surla village. Bahuda, an ancient river, flows into the Bay of Bengal here. Visitors will have to cross the mouth of the river to enjoy the vast golden sands of the quiet beach. Berhampur (now renamed "Brahmapur") is the nearest city with fairly good facilities to stay is 15 miles away. Taxi and Orissa state bus services are available from here to go to Surla and Sunnapur.


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