Top Places of Interest in Ekiti State

Located in Southwest region of Nigeria, Ekiti was declared a state on 1 October 1996 alongside five other states in the country by the then military government under head of state, General Sani Abacha. As one of the newest states of the Nigerian federation, it was carved out of the territory of old Ondo State, and covers the former 12 local government areas that made up the Ekiti Zone of old Ondo State. The State is mainly an upland zone, rising over 250 meters above sea level. It lies on an area underlain by metamorphic rock. It is generally an undulating part of the country with a characteristic landscape that consists of old plains broken by step-sided out-crops that may occur singularly or in groups or ridges. Such rocks out-crops exist mainly at Aramoko, Efon-Alaiye, Ikere-Ekiti, Igbara-odo- ekiti and Okemesi-Ekiti. The State is dotted with rugged hills, notable ones being Ikere-Ekiti Hills in the south, Efon-Alaiye Hills on the western boundary and Ado-Ekiti Hills in the centre.

Below are some of the top places of interest in the state

Ikogosi Warm Springs

Located in Ikogosi town, The Ikogosi Warm Springs is the most popular and visited tourist attraction in Ekiti State. 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 top tourist attraction and destination for nature lover.

Top Places of Interest in Ekiti State

Also See: Top Places of Interest In Ondo State

Arinta WaterFalls

Arinta Waterfall is one of the many prides of Ekiti State.  The Arinta Waterfalls which is situated in Ipole-Iloro town, close to Ikogosi is about 10 – 15 minutes drive to Ikogosi warm spring Resort.  Arinta fall is surrounded by mini rocks and has seven distinct step-like falls.

Top Places of Interest in Ekiti State

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Ikere-Ekiti hills

Ikere is a town in Ekiti state famous for its hills, the town is home to some of the most famous hills, caves and rocks in the state such as Olosunta Rock, Orole hill and Ugele hill. The Olosunta Rock is a sacred rock worshipped every year for nine days in Ikere-Ekiti. The festival draws tourists from far and near. Beside Olosunta Rock is the Ugele hill which has a big cave that has the capacity to contain over 1,000 people. Centuries ago, the cave provided refuge for people who sought shelter there in war time. The cave also served as a venue for traditional wrestling in the past

Top Places of Interest in Ekiti State

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Fajuyi Memorial Park

Situated in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, Fajuyi Memorial Park was built in memory of the late Col. Adekunle Fajuyi, the former military governor of the Western region who was killed along with General Aguiyi Ironsi during the second military coup in Nigeria, the Park is home to the final resting place of the late soldier. Tourists who are interested in researching Fajuyi’s heroic exploits and the events leading to the civil war in Nigerian history always find their way to the place. The Park is equipped with a fountain, game archade, children playground, mini-museum/archival and lots more. It’s indeed every tourist’s delight.

Top Places of Interest in Ekiti State

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