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A Travel Guide To Ondo State

A travel during the holiday might be on your mind. A place where you are secured and as well see and feel nature at its best. Then Ondo State is a place to be. Located in the South Western part of Nigeria, Ondo State has Ekiti, Edo, Osun and Kogi States as its neighbors.

Ondo State has eighteen local government areas, so there are enough places to cover if you are staying longer than expected. The major cities and towns are; Akure (the States’ capital), Ondo, Owo, Ore, Idanre, Ile-Oluji, Okitipupa, Ilaje, Ifedore, Ese Odo and so on.

One of the exquisite places to visit is Idanre Hills. It is about 30 minutes drive away from the States’ capital; Akure. All you have to do is get your spike shoes and tracksuits for rock climbing.

Mt. Everest and Mt. Kilimanjaro are wonders of nature at its peak. Idanre Hills is also exceptional in this part of the world. At the top of the hills, you could view the ancient town of Idanre at a glance.

Athletes and sportsmen are welcome here. You could camp and prepare your team for upcoming sporting events because of the benefits of mountainous areas.

Do you know?

Ondo State has the second largest deposit of naturally occurring bitumen in the world? It is in Agbabu town; Irele Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The black-slimy mixture of hydrocarbon used as tar in road making is one of the natural embedment in the state. Get ready as your pack your big boots to tread upon the road stylist called bitumen. The exploitation of this hydrocarbon (bitumen) will add more to your wealth of knowledge.

Ondo State has large bodies of water in Okitipupa, Ese Odo, Ilaje , Ose and Irele Local Governments. The riverine areas are major part of the oil producing areas of Nigeria.

You have to get your drag nets, fishing lines and baskets as you engage in fishing in this part of the state. If you are a lover of seafood, then you are already in your haven. This part of the state also has a deep sea called ‘Port of Ondo’. It is a place marked for thrilling opportunities as one of the few sea ports in the country.

Your tour in Ondo State is not complete without seeing the beautiful vegetations and trees that lies in the forest. Ondo State is one of the producers of timber in the country. Talking about forest, you have to read a novel while travelling to the state. The book written by D. O Fagunwa titled ‘Ogboju Ode Ninu Igbo Olodumare’ translated as ‘Forest of a Thousand Daemons’ by Professor Wole Soyinka would be a guide to this forest.

The forest is located at Oke-Igbo in Ile Oluji Local Government Area of Ondo State. There you will picture the scenes painted in the best-selling novel. Trust me; you will definitely have a wonderful time visiting Ondo State who has hospitable indigenes.

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