Odisha Freedom Fighters like Balaram Raj, Shyamsundar Parida, Kailashchandra Mohanty, Banamali Das, Baishnab Patnaik, Brundaban Chandra Sadangi and Nanda Kishore Patnaik violently fought against the local prince and forced him to surrender to newly formed Indian National Government. This was the beginning of the process of 576 princely states joining Republic of India and thus the making of modern political India.

In Odisha, people of Nilagiri celebrate this as The Victorious Uprising of Nilagiri. “Santaragadia” is a semi town in the part of Nilagiri sub-division. It is located 11 k.m from nilagiri. Ajodhya is located 10 k.m. from Nilgiri. It is famous for its ancient 8th-9th century temple ruins, Buddhist and Jainism relics, articles which are shown in the museum estasblished by Govt of Odisha at Ajodhya and Maa Marichee Temple.

This Is 30 K.M. distance from Arpita Beach Resort.


Visited Arpita Beach Resort, Chandipur in March 2016 during Holi. Nice Hotel with comfortable rooms, excellent staffs, clean bathrooms and good restaurant. They had a superb room service. Five minutes walk from the beach.

Saubhik B - travelled with family

Got a good deal from go ibibo. Executive rooms were great. Food was decent. Hotel is a bit far from main beach, but there is a beach near hotel backside. Overall good stay. Go for executive rooms as they are pretty big & comfortable.

Sudipto979- travelled with family