Phulbani, the headquarters town of Kandhamal district, has
varieties of attractions with a rich tribal culture and colourful flora &
fauna for the tourists as indicated below. Phulbani is the most convenient
base for touring the various places of interest in the district.
Balskumpa, 18-km from Phulbani houses goddess Barala Devi, who is believed by the natives to be the creator of the world.
Padmatala has a pond where wild animals can be seen in considerable numbers during evening.
Phurana Khatak is famous for the temple of Goddess Bhairavee.
Chaisambhu is a place named after its famous temple of Lord Charisambhu Ananta Vishnu.
Renowned for the temple of Lord Birupakshya on the river Brutunga, the place commands a panoramic view of nature. The striking feature of the place is that the trees all around lean towards south.
A place of natural beauty with a waterfall on the river Bada Saluki, It has dense forests and hills on both sides of the river. The cool breeze and the melody of chirping birds generate poetic thoughts in the minds of the visitors.
Nicknamed as 'Kashmir of Orissa', Dalringibadi is an ideal summer resort and is attractive for its scenic beauty. It is the only place in Orissa which experiences snowfall during winter.
Belghar amidst dense forests is thick with wildlife especially elephants.
A place with a rich cultural heritage, Boudh was the center of various religious movements of the past. The presence of a huge Buddha image has given it a place in the Buddhist map of Orissa. The Buddhist shrine where Lord Buddha is seated in Padmasana, still stands as testimony to the historic past. Temples like Rameswar, Chandrachula, Gopaljiu, Durga, Matangeswari & Hanuman are the added attraction of the place. Boudh is connected with regular bus services from Berhampur, Bhubaneswar , Sambalpur & other important places of the State.
HOW TO GET THERE
The nearest airport is situated at Bhubaneswar.
The nearest railhead is at Berhampur on the S.E. Railway-127 km.
Good motorable roads connect the place with Bhubaneswar (211-km), Berhampur and other important places of the State by regular bus services.
WHERE TO STAY
HOTELS & LODGES
Hotel Hill View
FOR MORE TOURIST INFORMATION
Tourist Office: Narayani Road, Phulbani-762001, District-Kandhamal,
Tel: (06842) 53748