Ekiti is home to many tourist attractions such as mysterious rivers, warm and cold water springs, among other historical spots.

Here are five places to visit when travelling to the state.

Ikogosi Warm Springs
Ikogosi Warm Springs

Ikogosi Warm Springs is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ekiti.

The fact that it is a confluence of hot spring and cold spring makes it irresistible.

Renowned for its cultural significance, Ikogosi Warm Spring is situated in a forest that extends over a hilly landscape.

Fajuyi Memorial Park
Fajuyi Memorial Park

Fajuyi Memorial Park was named after late Adekunle Fajuyi, a former military governor of Ekiti state.

The park is a serene tourist destination that has a fountain, children’s playground, mini museum, tower, restaurant, drink bar, among others.

Erin Ayonigba Sacred Fish River
Erin Ayonigba Sacred Fish River

The Erin Ayonigba Fish River, popularly called the sacred river, is filled with fishes that can never be killed or eaten.

Killing the fishes is forbidden, and it is said that whoever manages to kill any of the fish would die in poverty.

It is believed that any fish taken the river will never get cooked no matter how long it is on the fire.

If you are passionate about tourism, this is a must-see for you.

Esa Cave, Iyin Ekiti
Esa Cave, Iyin Ekiti

Asides from being a great site to explore rich Yoruba history, it is believed to have served as a refuge place for the people of the town during the ancient wars in Yorubaland.

Esa Cave is located in Iyin-Ekiti in Irepodun/Ifelodun, about three kilometers away from Ado-Ekiti, capital of the state.

The original owners of the cave are the Ijoro family of Okesale area of Iyin Ekiti.

Olosunta and Orole Hills of Ikere Ekiti
Olosunta and Orole Hills of Ikere Ekiti

If you ever get confused on selecting the perfect location for sightseeing in Ekiti, mountain climbing, and picnics, Orele Hills has you covered.

Located in Ikere Ekiti, the steep-sided hill is a good resort centre for tourists.

The Orele deities are credited with the provision of children to barren women and protection of Ikere from warfare.

They are also said to be responsible for the welfare of the town. Ikere Ekiti is said to be the only unconquered town in Ekiti during the ancient inter-tribal wars.



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