||Bhawanipatna is the headquarters of the Kalahandi district. Bhawanipatna is a town of numerous temples dedicated to different deities of Hindu pantheon. It is named after the presiding deity, Bhawani-Shankar. Phurli Jharan is one of the most famous tourist spots in Kalahandi, which is closer to Noamundi Bhawanipatna (around 17 km far). The famous Chhatra Yatra of Goddess Manikeswari of Bhawanipatna, a very famous and popular ceremony. (October) A new railway station for Bhawanipatna has been opened for service and was inaugurated on 11 Aug 2012. Luxury night buses are available to Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Mahasamund and Raipur from Bhawanipatna.