60 km from Cuttack situated
on the bank of the holy river Baitrani, Once
the thriving and ancient capital of Utkal,
Jajpur was an important and prosperous centre
for trade and commerce in the olden days Its
diverse cultural crosscurrents enlivened and
enriched the city even in the days of the
visit of the Chinese traveler Huien T'Sang,
it is famous for a Sakti pitha dedicated to
goddess Viraja. There are a number of temples
in the place including the famous Virja.
By road from Cuttack or Jaipur Railway station.