Odisha is gifted with many beautiful landscapes. Daringbadi is one of them. It is known as Kashmir of Odisha. It is a hill station situated at a height of 915m in Kandhmal district of Odisha. The pine jungles, coffee gardens and beautiful valleys attract visitors to this place.
It is the only place in Odisha where one can get the feeling of Kashmir. As the temperature goes down below 0 degree early morning, the dew collected on the grass, leaves and ground turns to ice. So it is known as the Kashmir of Odisha.
The journey from the plains to the hills of Daringbadi is a beautiful and memorable experience itself. This pretty hill station is 50 km from Balliguda, 100 km from Phulbani and 70 km from G.Udayagiri. Hill View Point, Coffee plantation, Doluri River, Putudi Waterfalls are the places to explore during visit to Daringbadi.
Doluri River criss-crosses Daringbadi and makes this place beautiful.
Coffee and Black Plantation is maintained by the Forest department of Daringbadi. This place is also a good picnic spot.
Hill Point View is famous for its greenery and soothing climate. People visit this place the whole year.
Putudi Waterfall adjacent to Daringbadi is a picturesque location. Tourists should accompany by a tourist guide while visiting this place since it lies inside the forest and difficult for tourists to reach.
Belghar Sanctuary is located at a distance of 50 km from Daringbadi. The wooden bungalow inside the sanctuary attracts visitors from inside and outside the country.
Kotagarh Sanctuary located in the Baliguda subdivision of Kandhamal district, It is well known for wild animals like tiger, elephant, reptiles, gaur, spotted deer, sambar, peafowl, red jungle fowl etc. This is a must visit destination for the animal lovers.
Pakadadarh is another attraction near Daringbadi. It is located at a distance of 18 km from Phulbani. The panoramic view of the waterfall on the backdrop of dense greenery makes this place attractive.
Katramala is a place well known for the picturesque surroundings and the splashing waterfalls.
Ujjaleswar is a holy place situated 45 km from Berhampur. The temple of Ujjaleswar has been developed from a cave temple; it is now situated on a hilltop.
By Air: The nearest Airport id Bhubaneswar Airport. From Bhubaneswar bus services are there to reach at Daringbadi.
By Train: The nearest railway station is at Berhampur (127 km).
By Road: Bus facilities are available from almost all the places of Odisha to DaringaBadi.
Best time for Daringbadi trip is winter, as one can enjoy the snow fall and the natural beauty this time.