Daringbadi, January 6 (Localwire): Daringbadi, the mesmerizing landscape situated in the eastern region of the state, about 100 km from Phulbani and at 3,000 feet above the sea level, is widely known as Kashmir of Odisha.
The exotic tourist destination that got its name after Daring Sahib, a British officer who was in charge of the place, often experiences up to zero degrees Celsius during winter, with the freezing temperature leading to the formation of frost-crystalised dew drops.
Surrounded by enchanting valleys, the vast stretch of lush green pine forests, it’s coffee and pepper gardens, and enthralling waterfalls lead to the popularity of Daringbadi which is also known for its cultural, tribal and natural habitat.
Here is a list of places you must visit in Daringbadi, especially when planning for a short-time vacation.
Hill Viewpoint is just 1 Km from Daringbadi. This place offers a watchtower where you can enjoy the amazing scenic views and picturesque locations.
Embrace the beauty of nature’s park, coffee, and pepper garden, widespread pine forests near the hill viewpoint. Here you will feel the refreshing cool breeze of the surreal landscape. This is also a perfect place to enjoy the sunrise and sunset.
Explore places like Belghar eco Village and Belghar sanctuary which is believed to be the homeland of Kutia Kandhas. This place has a British-era bungalow made of wood.
Putudi Water Fall, Ludu Water Fall, Lover’s point—a small spring surrounded with natural beauty, and Emu Bird Safari are also a must-visit.
Kalinga Ghat is considered as the longest ghat of Odisha, and you may also want to visit Birupakhya Temple, Jaleshwar Shiv Shrine, Narayani- Baraladevi Temple, and Mandasura Eco-Tourism Centre.
Daringbadi can be reached from Bhubaneswar (251 KM), Berhampur (125 Km) and other important places of the state by regular bus service or you can take a taxi.