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Top 10 tourist attractions in ekiti state


Ekiti State ( Yoruba: Ìpínlẹ̀ Èkìtì ) is a state in southwestern Nigeria , bordered to the north by
Kwara State , to the northeast by Kogi State , to the south and southeast by Ondo State, and to
the west by Osun State. Named for the Ekiti
people —the Yoruba subgroup that make up the majority of the state’s population—Ekiti State was formed from a part of Ondo State in 1996 and has its capital as the city of Ado-Ekiti Wikipedia

Ero Dam & Lake:

Ero dam and lake are man-made tourist attractions in the State. This dam is located at Ikun Ekiti in Moba Local Government of the State. The lake covers some kilometers. In fact,
it was initially designed to cover only five
kilometres but eventually it covered eleven kilometres. This dam supplies three Local
Governments drinkable water and the Local Governments that benefit from this are: Oye, Ido-Osi and Moba itself. This is to say that the dam supplies over one hundred towns and villages in the state with pipe borne water,

Ero Dam and lake are man-made tourist attractions in the State. The indigenes of the town and neighbours and even Hausas fish on this Ero lake. Local canoes, boats and modern flying boats are made use of by these fishermen. This dam encourages the people to practise irrigation (system of farming) in their environments.

Fajuyi Memorial Park:

Fajuyi Memorial Park has become one of the popular tourist attractions in Ekiti State. The Park
was established in memory of Adekunle Fajuyi. He is a vibrant military Governor of the Western region of Nigeria in the sixties. He was murdered in a counter military coup on 29th July 1966.

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Ipole-Iloro Waterfall:

The Erinta Water falls at Ipole-Iloro is located
at about 6km North-West of Ikogosi. It could be reached only through a secondary road from Ikogosi. The road leading to the fall passes through the Ikogosi Tourist Center.
Visit this resort center and Marvell at the work
of nature

kogosi Warm Springs:

The Ikogosi Warm Springs is a tourist attraction
located at Ikogosi, a town in Ekiti State,southwestern Nigeria. Flowing abreast the warm spring is another cold spring which meets the warm spring at a confluence, each maintaining its thermal properties. These attributes make the spring a tourist attraction in
Nigeria. Research suggested that the warm spring has a temperature of about 70oC at the source and 37oC at the confluence.

Osun River Source:

The Oṣun River (sometimes, but rarely spelt
Oshun) is a river that flows southwards through
central Yorubaland in southwestern Nigeria into
the Lagos Lagoon and the Atlantic Gulf of Guinea. It is one of the several rivers ascribed in local mythology to have been women who turned into flowing waters after some traumatic event frightened or angered them.Wikipedia

Esa Cave, Iyin-Ekiti:

Esa Cave is beside a mountain that is about
10,000 feet above the sea level. The original owners of the cave are the Ijoro family of Okesale area of Iyin Ekiti.

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Ewi’s Palace, Ado Ekiti:

The Ewi of Ado Ekiti Oba (Dr) Rufus Adeyemo Adejugbe, Aladesami III has stressed the need for the establishment of a palace museum in the city so as to further help in propagating the culture of the people to the outside world as well as ensure heritage preservation and presentation of Ado Ekiti peoples ‘patrimony.

Oba Adejugbe made this assertion during a courtesy call on His Royal Highness at his palace in Ado Ekiti by the combined team of National Museum Osogbo, Osun State and the Ekiti State Bureau of Culture, Arts and Tourism, recently.

Orole Hills, Ikere Ekiti:

These two hills are located at Northern and southern parts of the town (Ikere Ekiti) respectively. They are both steep-sided hills.
These are good resort centres for Tourists to
visit and see for themselves what God has
done for the State of Honour, Fountain of Knowledge.

There are deities in charge of these two hills. Both are worshipped accordingly. In line with the belief of the people of this town the Olosunta and Orole deities reside in the hills respectively. Both deities are credited with some feats such as provision of children to barren women and protection of Ikere from warfare. They are believe to bresponsible for the welfare of the town. Ikere Ekiti is usually described as the only unconquered town in
Ekiti during the popular inter-tribal wars.

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Olosunta Hills, Ikere Ekiti:

The Olosunta Rock is a sacred rock worshipped every year for nine days in
Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State. The festival draws tourists from far and near.

Erin Ayonigba Sacred Fish River,

There is a sacred river in Erinjiyan-Ekiti, with lots of sacred fish that must never be killed or eaten. It is forbidden for anyone to attempt catching the fish for consumption because there is a legend
in the town – that the fish will never get done however long it is cooked on fire.

There is a myth in Erinjiyan-Ekiti, that the river was actually a woman who in the olden days turned into the sacred
river, with the colony of fish in the ancient river being her children. Killing
the fish is forbidden, and it is said that whoever manages to kill any of the fish would die in poverty. The reputation of the Erin Ayonigba sacred river precedes, and tourists want to see the river and
the sacred fish swimming freely in it.

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