Daringibadi, Kandhamal district
Daringibadi is referred as a "Kashmir of Odisha", located at an elevation of 915 meters from the sea level. The lush green forests in Eastern Ghats Mountain Range in India end with Berhampur and Gopalpur Beach, near Bay of Bengal. The natural bounties include the coffee gardens and beautiful valleys. This serene hill station is surrounded by the rain forests and wild animals.
Taptapani, Ganjam district
Taptapani is a place of pilgrimage importance and it is easily accessible from Bhubaneshwar and Beherampur by roadways and railways. There is no airway connectivity except Biju Patnaik Airport. It is located very near to Gopalpur on Sea and a hot spring that has high content of sulphur.
Mahendragiri, Gajapati District
Mahendragiri Hill is a hill station with a height of 4,925 ft above sea level. This place is popular for the thick forest vegetation.
Dhenkanal, Dhenkanal District
Dhenkanal is a hill station and an educational hub in eastern India. There present a number of Hindu temples. The cynosure is Kapilash temple which was built in the traditional Kalinga style architecture.
Olasuni Hill, Cuttack District and Jajpur District
Olasuni Hills share the geographical limit of both Cuttack District and Jajpur District of Odisha. It served as a place of nature tourism and the pilgrimage tourism. Mahasamdhi Temple of Santha Arakhita Das is a popular tourist attraction for the people who follow Hinduism.
Koraput, Koraput District
Koraput serves as a hill station in Odisha. Koraput has the essence of tribal culture. This place in Koraput District is easily accessible from the cities of Andhra Pradesh also. This hill station is rich in mineral resources along with Onukadelli, Machkund, Hatipathar, (Deomali), Jalaput (popular for Jalaput Dam), Chindri, and Potangi. It is the place of rich biosphere reserve and the green forests. Located in Southern part of Odisha, Koraput has its own identification for the presence of Kanger Ghati National Park, Jeypore and Damanjodi.
Hill stations of Odisha have good linkage with other parts of the state as well as some major cities of India like West Bengal, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and Jharkhand. The connection by the roadways, railways and airways are easy in this region. The railway is well connected with Rayagada District, Puri District, Visakhapatnam, Berhampur, Jagdalpur, Howrah, Kolkata, Ranchi, Bhubaneswarand Rourkela. Biju Patnaik Airport is the only airport that connects most of the major cities of Odisha.
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