We operate the Maa Taratarini ropeway service at Odisha located at the Kumari hills on the bank of Rushikulya.
Maa Tara Tarini Ropeway, Ganjam, Odisha, India
The Tara Tarini temple is located on the Kumari hills along the bank of Rushikulya. The Twin Goddesses Tara and Tarini are worshiped at the temple as manifestations of Adi Shakti. The Taratarini Hill Shrine is one of the oldest pilgrimage centers of the Mother Goddess and is one of four Adi Shakti Peethas in India.
In order to develop Tara Tarini Pilgrimage, a passenger Ropeway on the mountain of Kumari hills has been installed, so that more and more pilgrims can visit and enjoy the beauty and holiness of the Kumari Hill with ease and joy. The first inclined Ropeway of Orissa made by Usha Breco Ltd from Taratarini Foothill to Top hill Temple Place with a capacity of 150PPH with 4nos. closed Cabins.
Parameter : TARATARINI
In service since (Year) : 2013
Ropeway Type : Monocable Fixed Grip
Capacity (PPH) : 150
Speed (m/s) : 1.39
Vertical Rise (Meter) : 149
Length (Meter) : 333
Type of Cabin / Chair : Enclosed, 4 Seater Cabin
No. of cabin / chair: 4
Hauling Rope dia (mm) : 28
No. of Tower: 1
There are 3 levels of Redundancies available –
- Diesel Generator Set – To be used in case of Grid Power failure
- Emergency Rescue Motor Drive – To be used in case of Main Drive Controller Failure , when Grid Power or Diesel Generator Power is available
- Manual Rescue System (with trained manpower) – To be used in case of Grid Power, Diesel Generator, Emergency Rescue Motor drive and Emergency Rescue Engine drive Failure
Operation and Maintenance Team
- One No Electro-Mechanical Engineers with over 7 years experience in ropeway operation and maintenance.
- Four Maintenance staff with cumulative experience of over 11 years in ropeway operation and maintenance.
- Nearest bus terminal: ½ km
- Nearest railway station: Behrampur, 34 Km
- Nearest airport: Bhubhneswar, 115 Km
07:30 AM to 05:30 PM,
Lunch Break (only for lean season) – 01:00 PM to 02:00PM
How To Contact
Phone – 07873971666
Other Relevant Details
What are the Ticket Rates?
- Single Ticket – Rs 40 (To & Fro)
- One way Ticket – Rs 28 (From up to down)
- Concession Ticket – Rs 28 (To & Fro for senior citizens, war widows)
- Student Ticket – Rs 280 (To & Fro for a group of 8 students)
- Note – Children less than 110 cm height are free
What facilities and amenities are available?
- Purified drinking water
- Children’s play area
- Photography points
Places of Interest Around Taratarini Ropeway
Behrampur: (34 Km from Taratarini Ropeway)
Berhampur, also known as the Silk City, is the third largest populated, commercial and academic city of Orissa. Being located on N.H- 5 and S.E Railways, it is an important Railway Station in between Kolkata & Chennai. It’s geographical advantage connects to all important places of India. Besides, its silk products, Berhampur is famous for fine work on gold ornaments of southern design. Berhampur is also famous for delicious southern dishes. One cannot visit the other tourist places of Ganjam and Gajapati districts without touching Berhampur. It is therefore the gateway of Ganjam & Gajapati which is now a days getting momentum for its professional colleges and institutions of national repute. The other attractions are the famous Thakurani Temple, Jagannath Temple at Gosaninuagaon, Neela-kantheswar Temple etc. are full of religious activities throughout the year.
Birachi Narayan Temple (70Km from Behrampur)
It is famous for the temple of Biranchinarayan. The temple was built by king Srikara Bhanja who ascended the throne of Ghumusar in 1790 A.D. The image of God Biranchinarayan which is installed in the sanctum of the temple was recovered from the ruins of Malatigarh. About finding of the status Sewell in his Ghumusar Report has stated that once a herd boy, while tending cattle, struck his foot against a plate of metal at the foot of the hill. Consequently the villagers dug up the potion and unearthed a life-size image of Suryanarayan which was carried to Buguda where it was consecrated in a new temple. The temple subsequently came to be known as Biranchinarayan. The temple is conspicuous for its remarkable wood carvings and wall paintings. The wood carvings are noticed on the ceiling of the Mandap and on the jambs of the entrance doorway as well. At the other end of the main road facing the temple of Biranchinarayan is a temple dedicated to Lord Jagannath.
Gopalpur Sea Beach ( 30 Km from Taratarini Ropeway)
Melancholy and Salubrious Sea beach with blue waters and attractive back water bed in the form of cracks and sleepy lagoon covered with canopies of lush green foliage. The remnants of a vanishing British made port buildings speak the golden days of Southern Orissa from where ships were sailing to Rangoon.
Nearby hotels / accommodation
- Hotel Mayuree – 0680 – 2207881
- Hotel Radha – 0680 – 2211283
- Hotel Satyasagar – 0680 – 2200157
- Hotel Nandan – 0680 – 2220232