Tourist Spots in Malkangiri District [Odisha, India]


Malkangiri 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 Malkangiri. Malkangiri is the perfect destination, where one can take a break from drudgery daily monotony & simply rejuvenate. Geographical location of this district is totally interesting. Malkangiri is well connected to the major cities of India, that’s why it provides various facilities for Travelling. This district is covered by small hills, perennial waterfall, rivers, extensive grasslands, dense forest, temples etc. Colourful tribal flora and fauna are the other important attraction of this place. Malkangiri is also known for tribal culture, natural resource, colorful festival etc.

Location Map of Malkangiri District 

Location Map of Malkiangiri district

Malkangiri is a good place, where one can visit attractive places with a Low budget. Here in this post, I have prepared a full list of tourist spots in Malkangiri. 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 Malkangiri district.

Best Tourist Spots in Malkangiri District

Best tourist spots in Malkangiri District

Look at the list of all tourist spots in Malkangiri district, below…

  1. Bhairavi Temple, 
  2. Balimela Dam,
  3. Bonda Hill,
  4. Ammakunda,
  5. Manyamkonda, these all are the major tourist spots in Malkangiri district.

Which is the best time to Visit in Malkangiri?

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.

Major Festivals:

Malkangiri is famous for the various cultural festivals like Mahashivratri festival, Patkhanda Vatra, Baba Yatra etc.

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

Bhairavi Temple:

Bhairavi Temple

Bhairavi Temple is situated at a distance of 3 kilometers from Malkangiri town. The idol of this temple regularly worshiped by the local people and the people coming from Jeypore. This holy religious place is covered by hills. The king of Malkangiri was started the worshiped of this place and beautifully decorated this temple.

A famous Shiv Linga is found nearby ‘Goi Hill’. Mahashivratri is the main festival of this place. During this time huge numbers of devotees gather here to celebrate the occasion. Inside the temple, the 6 feet idol of Lord Shiva always attracts every tourist’s eyes.

Another attraction of this hilly area is ‘Tarini Temple’. It is located at a distance of 2 kilometers from Malkangiri city center, on the way to Jeypore. The scenic beauty of this hilltop regularly attracts thousands of visitors.


Baba Yatra Festival

Manyamkonda is a famous religious place, located at a distance of 75 kilometers from the district headquarter of Malkangiri district. This holy place is famous for Lord Mahaprabhu. A beautifully decorated temple is situated in this place and the god is being worshiped by the devotees. The temple surrounded by the number of small hills. “Baba Yatra” is the main festival of this place. It starts from ‘Mauli Maa Temple’ of Malkangiri. Every year during the time of festival a big fair hosted here by the temple authority of this place. Three gods namely ‘Kanam Raju’ relates to Lord Krishna, ‘Pota Raju’ relates to Vima and ‘Bal Raju’ relates to Arjun are being worshiped in this festival. The scenic beauty and Baba Yatra festival always collect a huge number of visitors.

Bonda Hill:

Bonda hill and Bonda Tribe

Bonda Hill is situated at a distance of 80 kilometers from Malkangiri district headquarters. This hill is surrounded by dense forest. Inside the forest, a tribal community lived here namely Bondas. The primitive tribal community of this place now remains naked, as per the Epic Ramayan it is believed that they were cursed by Goddess Sita, as they laughed at her while she was bathing in a kunda which is named as Sita Kunda at Bonda Hill. “Patkhanda Vatra” is the major festival of the Bondas community. Every year in the month of January During the time of festival they celebrate their festival and worship a sword. They believe that this sword belongs to Pandavas.


Natural waterfall and fishes in Ammakunda

Ammakunda is a great tourist spot in Malkangiri district. It is located at a distance of 70 kilometers from district headquarters, near Khoriput Block. A natural waterfall is the main attraction of this place. This place is surrounded by the dense forest and small hills. The waterfall is falling down from a good height and subsequent flow of water forming a narrow gorge. Numerous fishes are found in this gorge and the fishes are quite friendly to the human being. According to the mythology, it is believed that the fishes are the avatar (Matsya Avatar) of Lord Vishnu.

Balimela Dam:

Balimela Dam in Malkangiri

Balimela Dam or reservoir was constructed by the joint agreement of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. It is built over the River Sileru a tributary of the Godavari River. The water of this dam is the main source of irrigation in Malkangiri district. Mainly the reservoir was constructed for generating power. The 360 Mw power generated by diverting the Balimela waters to the Potteru sub – river basin.

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

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