(Last Updated on : 04-03-2015)
Daringibadi is a hill station in Odisha
. This is one of the most important hill stations in the eastern India. It is widely known as "Kashmir
Location of Daringibadi
Daringibadi is situated at a height of 915 metres in Kandhmal district. Daringibadi is gifted with natural bounties including pine jungles, coffee gardens and beautiful valleys. It has a latitudinal limit of 54 - 90 North and longitude of 84.05 to 84.20 East.
Geography of Daringibadi
Daringbadi is set in a beautiful spot surrounded by thick rain forests with wild animals, and is an ideal summer resort of Odisha.
Land forms of Daringbadi
Daringbadi is gifted with natural beauties such as pine jungles, coffee, black pepper, turmeric gardens, beautiful valleys and plateaus. Daringbadi is the only place in Odisha where freezing of dew occurs during winters. As the temperature goes down below zero degree early morning, the dew collected on the grass, leaves and ground turns to ice. The journey from the plains to the hills of Daringbadi is an experience in itself. This pretty hill station is 100 km from Phulbani, 50 km from Balliguda and 58 km. from G.Udayagiri. The people come across from various place of world to explore the wild life.
Tourism in Daringbadi
Tourism in Daringbadi deals with the rivers, lakes and hills. Some of the tourist spots of Daringbadi are Hill View Point, Doluri River, Putudi Water falls and Belghar Sanctuary.
Hill View Point
Hill View Point is visible from Daringbadi. It is a must to be visited place while in Daringbadi.
There are two Coffee and black pepper plantations maintained by soil conservation/ forest department Daringbadi area which are an ideal place to explore and picnic.
Putudi Water falls
Putudi waterfall is situated at a distance of just 15 kilometres from the place of Phulbani. It is one of the prominent water falls in Odisha. The water of Putudi falls merges into River of Bada Saluki. The surrounding area of waterfall is covered by forest providing place for picnic.
The tropical deciduous forest of Belghar Sanctuary
is located at a distance of 158 kilometres from the city of Phulbani and around 50 km from Daringbadi. Belghar Sanctuary spreads over an area of 16, 174, 46 acres. The thick forest is abode to a number of rare and endangered species of animals and plants. The pride of the forest however is the long tusked wild elephants that abound in plenty in the region. The region is inhabited by the tribal people known as the Dogria Khond the most primitive tribe of India or otherwise known as the Nakate tribes of the mountain. The tribal folks practice shifting agriculture and also use the products yielded by the forests. The local drink of the tribal people is prepared by mixing the juice extracted from salap and dead palm.
Daringbadi can be reached from Bhubaneswar
, Odisha and other important places of the state by regular bus services. The nearest railway station is at Berhampur which is 120 km from Daringibadi. Daringbadi is accessible from Berhampur by road.