(Last Updated on : 18/07/2016)
Phulabani is a place in Kandhmal district
. Phulabani has the attraction which includes the rich tribal culture and colourful flora and fauna. Phulabani is the most convenient base for touring the various places of interest in the area.
Location of Phulbani
Phulbani is located at 20.47 degree North to 84.23 degree East. It has an average elevation of 485 metres (1591 feet).
Naming of Phulbani
Phulbani is named after the lady 'Phulardei' who was sacrificed by the local inhabitants as an act of religious ritual to Mother Earth.
Geography of Phulbani
Phulbani is located 211 km from Bhubaneshwar
, the capital of Odisha and 165 km from Berhampur
, the major city of South Odisha. The nearest railway station is Rairakhol which is around 100 km from here. The region around Phulbani has a variety of flora and fauna. It is a place surrounded by hills and has a lot of small and big waterfalls around it.
Demography of Phulbani
Kandhamal had a population of 37,371. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Kandhamal has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 68%. In Boudh Kandhamal, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Culture of Phulbani
Phulbani once associated with its virgin forests and peaceful tribal people. The tribal culture and dance are associated with this place in Odisha.
Economy of Phulbani
Phulbani also has a farm for research activities of Odisha Horticulture and research on silk moths. The farm host a varied collection of Guava Plants found rarely elsewhere. It is famous for the production of good quality turmeric. River Pila Salunki is heart of this regions agriculture, but due to lack of water this region has never been a success with agriculture. Mostly the economy is centred on wild plants and herbs.
Education of Phulbani
Phulbani has a Government college for intermediate, under graduate and post graduate studies. Some of the well known schools AJO High School, Govt. Girls High School, Police High School, Sri Satya Sai High School, Public School (English Medium), Kendriya Vidyalaya, Carmel English Medium School, Saraswati Shishu Vidya Mandira and Sri Aurobindo Integral Education & Research Centre.
Tourism in Phulbani
Katramal Waterfall, the most spectacular of the lot is situated at a distance of about 31 km from Phulbani. Putudi Waterfall, a hot spot among the local people is situated at a distance of about 18 km from Phulbani. Pakdajhar waterfall is situated at a distance of about 3-5 km from Sudrukumpa, a small village which is situated about 19 km from the main city of Phulbani. Last but not the least, there is Urmagarh waterfall, which is close to 21 km from Phulbani. Phulbani is surrounded by River Salunki. Major landmarks in Phulbani are Lord Jagannath Temple, Madikunda Chaka, Govt. College, FCI, Stadium, Govt. Hospital (Medical), Collecterate office and Gopabandhu field (Coronation ground) for hosting annual events.
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