The gigantic area throughout the year, District Tourist Officer Bijoy Kumar Mohanty said today.
    
Funds have been sanctioned for building tourism infrastructure. A project has been permitted to have good road connectivity to the place. Besides a tourist cottage is being built, Mohanty said.

The banyan tree withstood the devastating 1999 super cyclone. A 200-year-old temple is still intact at the spot. The temple is also a reminder of historic importance of the place, he said.

(Agencies)      

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