(or old name Berhampur), nicknamed "The Silk City", is a city located in the eastern coastline of Ganjam
district of the Indian state of Orissa
, about 160 kilometres (99 mi) south to state capital, Bhubaneswar
.It is also dubbed as "The Dance City" of Orissa after Prince Dance Group and Harihar Das made the state famous in India
's Got Talent. It is one of the oldest and largest city of Orissa. It is also famous for its silk, its temples and its culture, etc. The latest estimate of the population of the city is 799,282 (2009 est.) making it the third most populous urban city in the state and 58th overall in India.
The city's official Sanskrit name was Brahmapur [or Home of Lord Bramha], but in the age of British India, it was changed to Berhampur (English name). Now this city is renamed as Brahmapur to retain its original Sanskrit name.
Brahmapur Railway Station
Brahmapur is the primary railway head for nearby tourist destinations. It serves as a node for the nearby small towns and villages, so trade is predominant here. A majority of the people are self-employed in various businesses of different scales. Brahmapur is well known for its intricately designed silk sarees called Berhampuri patta, handloom cloth and jewellery shops.