Tourist Spots in Kandhamal district [Odisha, India]


Kandhamal is an important tourist destination in the Indian state of Odisha (Orissa). Today I am going to share with you about the best Tourist Spots in Kandhamal District. Kandhamal is the perfect destination, where one can take a break from drudgery daily monotony & simply rejuvenate. Geographical location of this district is totally interesting. The region is proud of its rich cultural heritage. Kandhamal is well connected to the major cities of India, that’s why it provides various facilities for Travelling. This district is covered by various ancient temples, coffee gardens, pine jungles, greenery landscapes, twinkling water lakes, waterfall, dam and waterfalls. Kandhamal district is also famous for handicrafts such as Dokra, Terracotta, cane and Bamboo works.

Location Map of Kandhamal district

Location Map of Kandhamal District

Kandhamal is a perfect place for the nature lovers, where one can visit attractive places with a Low budget. Here in this post, I have prepared a full list of tourist spots in Kandhamal. Mainly people come here to gather more experience about the history of this place. Read this article from beginning to end to know about the best tourist spots in Kandhamal district.

Best tourist spots in Kandhamal district

Best tourist spots in Kandhamal District

Just look at below to see the best tourist spots in Kandhamal district…….

  1. Phulbani,
  2. Putudi Waterfall,
  3. Balaskumpa,
  4. Chakapad,
  5. Katramala,
  6. Kalinga,
  7. Daring Badi,
  8. Belghar,
  9. Ludu Waterfalls,
  10. Pakadadarah Waterfall, these all are the major tourist spots in Kandhamal district.

Which is the best time to Visit in Kandhamal?

Winter is the best time to visit this destination because this time you can easily communicate with all places. You can also visit on the day of the occasions which I have mentioned below.

Now I am going to describe all the above mention destination or the best Tourist spots in Kandhamal district shortly. Keep reading…..


Phulbani is the perfect confluence of hill and nature. It is considered as an ideal picnic spot in Kandhamal. This place is surrounded by hills and the lush green jungles. The perennial river Salunki flows on its three sides. Main attractions of this relaxing place are Sal trees, Weekly Mart, Jagannath and Narayani temple.

Putudi Waterfall:

Putudi Waterfall-kandhamal

Putudi Waterfall is located at a distance of 15 kilometres from Phulbani. It is one of the breathtaking waterfalls in Odisha. The water of Putudi fall merges into the river of Pillasalki. The waterfall is falling down from a height of 60 feet. The roaring sound and scenic view of this waterfall create a thrilling sensation.



Balaskumpa is a great place famous for goddess Barala Devi who is believed to be the saviour of the world. Balaskumpa is basically located at the confluence of two hill streams where the River Pillasalki originates. The temple of goddess Barala Devi is located very close to Putudi Waterfall. Dusshera is the main festival of this site. During the time of festival huge numbers of visitors gather here to celebrate this festival.



Chakapad is located at a height of 800 feet above the sea level and surrounded by deep green forest. The temple of Lord Shiva is the main attraction of this site. Lord Shiva is worshipped as Lord Birupakshya. Inside the temple, the idol of Lord Shiva is the main striking feature of this place. Mahashivratri, Sitalasasthi and Rash Purnima are celebrated here.

Daring Badi:

Daring Badi is situated in the highland area of dense forest of Kandhamal district.  It is located at an average of 3000feet above sea level. This beautiful place covered by natural boundaries, like pine jungles, coffee gardens and beautiful valleys. It is the only place in Odisha which experiences snowfall during winter. Because of its natural beauty and snowfall, this place is also known as “Kashmir of Odisha”.


Belghar is located at a height of 2555 feet from sea level and situated about 155 kilometres from Phulbani. Towering mountains, thick forest and exquisite wildlife are the main features of this site. Belghar is famous for “Kutia Khandas”. It is the home or inhabitant of tribal groups.  Various types of flora and fauna are present in the Belghar sanctuary. This sanctuary has huge collection white tusk elephants. In the middle of the forest, the wooden inspection bungalow is also an attraction of the site, which is lighted by using solar power. Another attraction of this site is Kotagarh Sanctuary, which is located very close to the Belghar. It has numerous collection of wildlife such as tiger, gaur, sambar, spotted deer, elephant, peafowl, red fowl etc.

Ludu Waterfalls:

Ludu Waterfall

Ludu waterfall is located inside the Kotagarh Sanctuary. This panoramic waterfall is surrounded by thick and lush green forest and rocky hills all around. The waterfall is falling down from a good height. The water of this fall is the main source of water for local tribes.



Katramala is a great attraction near every nature lovers. Katramala is located at a distance of 35 kilometres from Phulbani. The scenic beauty, charming weather and waterfalls of this place creates a loveable sensation. Nowadays this place is also known as an ideal picnic spot in Odisha.


Kalinga is an important picturesque destination in Kandhamal district. This site is located at a distance of 50 kilometres from Phulbani.  Silviculture Forest Research Station is the main attraction of this place. Mainly peoples come here to celebrate picnic.

Pakadadarah Waterfall:

Pakadadarah Waterfall is situated at a distance of 18 kilometres from Phulbani. The waterfall is falling down from a height of 30 metres. The scenic beauty of this place creates an interest near every visitors to take photographs.

If you love adventure, so friends don’t waste your time and visit all amazing places in Kandhamal district, which I have already mentioned.

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Thank you….. 

Putudi Waterfall
Daring Badi
Ludu Waterfalls
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tourist-spots-in-kandhamal-districtThere are a lot of places to visit in Kandhamal. Among this tourist spots, you can visit amazing places as well as Phulbani, Putudi Waterfall, Daring Badi, Belghar, Katramala and Ludu Waterfalls.