Daringbadi-Phulbani-Mandasaru-Hill Stations in Odisha

Daringbadi

Daringbadi – A hill station, widely known as the “Kashmir of Odisha”. It is the only place in the state where snowfall is recorded in winters, at the height of about 3000 ft above sea level.The place is gifted with thick forest with wild animals, Pine Jungles, Beautiful valleys and Plateaus dotted with Coffee Gardens, Black pepper and Turmeric gardens. People across from various place of world visit Daringbadi to explore its natural beauty and its rich cultural heritage.

Daringbadi and Phulbani are located in Kandhamal district of Odisha.

Mandasaru Valley,Phulbani
Mandasaru Valley,Phulbani

Phulbani is the administrative headquarter of Kandhamal. The place offers a diverse range of flora and fauna across its virgin forests and towering mountains. Phulbani is flanked by several small and big waterfalls. The perennial river Salunki flows across the lush green jungles and traces its path through the mountains giving rise to some of these roaring waterfalls. The mystic river Salunki houses a dam named ‘Pilasaluki’ and is surrounded by scenic green wood and hence is one of the favourite picnic spots.

Nearby Destinations in Phulbani

Ludu Waterfall is situated at a distance of 165 km from Phulbani. It is located inside the Kotagarh Sanctuary along with various other minor falls. The majestic waterfall is surrounded by thick and lush green forest and rocky hills all around.

Putudi Waterfall is located 15 km away from Phulbani, the administrative headquarter of Kandhamal. Perched amidst thick forest and the barren rocks of the mountain the water falls from a height of 100 m on the river Bada Salunki.

Trekking in Mandasaru Gorge inside Landrikia Reserve forest & visit to the waterfalls. 

Putudi Waterfalls
Putudi Waterfalls
Jagannath Deula,Phulbani
Jagannath Deula,Phulbani

How to Reach Daringbadi

  • Nearest Railway Station-Berhampur
  • Nearest Airport-Bhubaneswar
  • Road Transport-Daringbadi is well connected with road. 
  • Distance from Bhubaneswar-248 KM

Activities in Daringbadi

While you are at Daringbadi, be sure to experience the below list of must try activities. Birding – watch the avian beauties in action, undertake guided treks Jungle safari to experience the beauty of the Eastern Ghats & watch the stunning landscape unravel itself with the rising sun.

Nearby Destinations in Daringbadi

Hill View Park– A viewpoint on the hill station near Daringbadi.

Coffee Gardens 5 Kms from the Nature Camp is the Coffee and Pepper gardens presenting wonderful sights offering a blissful opportunity to laze around amidst peaceful and pleasant surroundings.

Emu Farm at Kirikuti 14 Kms from Daringbadi, there is Emu Farm at Dadubada. Emu is an Australian Bird, flightless and one of the largest flightless birds of the World. They stand up to a height of 6ft. One can see big flocks of Emu birds in the farm, a sight rare seen in the state.

Dadubada- Lover’s point 13 Kms from Daringbadi there is another beautiful spot where river flows down the hills through huge black rocks within the dense last green forest.

Belghar Nature Camp And Wildlife Sanctuary Eco Tourists can visit the sanctuary which is another favourite tourist destination for travellers and nature lovers. Belghar Nature Camp is 50 Kms from Daringbadi Nature Camp.

Nature Park:- A park has been developed by Baliguda Forest Division which attracts the visitor. Inside the park various components like Butterfly park, Medicinal Plant Garden, display of Kutia Kondh Life style, elephant awareness corner and 3D hall have been established for amusement of the visitors.

road map of daringbadi-phulbani
road map of daringbadi-phulbani

Proposed Itinerary

Day 01 :- Bhubaneswar to Phulbani (215 km,5 hrs drive) or Berhampur to Phulbani (165 km, 4.5 hrs drive)

Arrive at Bhubaneswar Airport/ Railway station pick up & drive to Phulbani, then check in to the hotel & relax. After fresh up visit to  then back to hotel & overnight stay at Phulbani.

Day 02 :- After breakfast then visit to Jagannath temple Kataramall waterfall, Pokharajhar waterfall,

Putudi waterfall, Balashkumpa temple,pilasalunki dam then back to hotel & Back to hotel  & Overnight at Phulbani.

Day 03 : Phulbani to Daringbadi

Morning after breakfast then drive to daringbadi visit to Daringbadi(Kashmir of Odisha),enroute visit to Lovers Point( In Dadubada is another place of tourist interest. It is 19 KMs away from Daringbadi on the way to Baliguda(Sub-Division HQ). It is near a village called Kirikuti. The place is surrounded by dense lush green forests and river flows with a gush over rocks. There are a few natural cave formations in its vicinity. One could organize picnic and just enjoy its pristine beauty),emu bird sanctuary( An Emu farm, near Dadubada is also a place of tourist interest. It is a private farm with a big flock of Emu birds. The place is worth a visit), Butterfly garden,Hill View garden,Daringbadi waterfall( It a waterfall that is deep inside forest with breathtaking splendor. It is located 15 KMs away from Daringbadi on the way to Bamunigaon), Pine Forest,Coffee garden,duluri river( The pine forest is 2 Kms away from the little tribal town Daringbadi, towards the south. Tall pine green belt is spread on both sides of the road to Baunigam. Plantation was made in the early seventies by the forest department. The Duluri river flows along the pine forest, enhancing the beauty of the landscape. The river rolls over a stony bed, which attracts people for picnics),then back to phulbani & Overnight at Phulbani.

Day 04 : Daringbadi-Bhubaneswar/ Berhampur Departure

After breakfast check out from hotel then drive to bhubaneswar then drop at bhubaneswar airport/Railway station.

Package Includes :- 

  • 03 Nights accommodation in Phulbani or 02 Nights accommodation in Phulbani & 01 Night accommodation in Daringbadi
  • Pick up ,drop & Sightseeing by 1 ac Innova for 4 days (as per the itinerary)

Package doesn’t Includes :-

  • Train Fare/Air Fare
  • Any kind of Entry Fees 
  • Any kind of personal expenses like telephone, Laundry, beverages (Both Hard & Soft) etc.
  • Anything which is not included in the above cost includes sections.

Hotel to be used :-

  • Hotel KP’s Salunki (Phulbani) – 2 Star Hotel – Deluxe Room 
  • Check in time is 11.00 Am & Check out Time is 9.00 Am.
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