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Top 7 Hill Stations to Visit in Odisha that Worth your adventurous trip

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Odisha, an eastern state of India which is known as for its sea beaches and marvelous temples rivers and leaks. The beauty of Odisha isn’t limited to its long coastline and marvelous temples. It also features best hill stations too, which many of us don’t know. If you are a hill and nature lover here is a list of Top 7 hill stations to visit in Odisha that you must go to see on your next holiday for a refreshing and pleasant experience.

1. Daringbadi


Intro – Daringbadi is a hill station in Kandhmal district of Odisha. Widely known as “Kashmir of Odisha” it is situated at a height of 915 meters. Back in the days of the British rule, there was a British officer named Daring Saheb who was in charge of this place. Over the years, this place was named after him, which spelled Daringbadi with Badi meaning village. This is the only place in the state where winter season has beautiful snowfall. The place is gifted with coffee gardens, pine forests and beautiful valleys.

Location – Kandhamal, Odisha


What to see – The main places to visit here are the beautiful waterfalls of Doluri river, Putudi Waterfalls,
black pepper and turmeric gardens and Belghar Sanctuary.


You can How to reach –
• By Air Biju Patnaik International Airport Bhubaneswar, 290 Kms away from the spot.
• By Train Berhampur Railway Station, 130 Kms away from the spot.
• By bus, nearest bus stand is Phulbani which is 120 km away from the spot.
Map location.


What can you do there – Picnic at Putudi waterfalls, Trekking , Jungle Safari , Bird Watching and Witness scenic views from Hill View Point.


Best time for visit – Winter is the best time to visit that is November to February.


Where to stay – OTDC Hotels, OYO Rooms, Utopia Resort.

2. Taptapani

Intro – Taptapani means hot water. This place is famous for hot spring where hot water is continuously coming out from ground. It is one of the very few hot water sulphur springs in India. You can take a hot bath in water of this hot spring. Known for its medicinal properties, a dip in this sulphur hot water spring is said to cure one of all kinds of skin ailments.

Location – Berhampur, Ganjam, Odisha


What to see – Hot Water Spring, Deer Park.


How to reach –
• By Air Biju Patnaik International Airport Bhubaneswar, 170 Kms away from the spot.
• By Train Berhampur Railway Station, 50 Kms away from the spot.
• By bus Berhampur bus stand is 50 km away from the spot.


Best time for visit – Winter is the best time to visit that is November to march.


What can you do there – Enjoy in hot water springs, Go trekking.


Where to stay – OTDC Resort.

3. Chandragiri: For Tibetan Culture

Buddhist monastery

Intro – Chandragiri is one of the famous hill stations in Odisha known for its Tibetian culture. Chandragiri lies in the Gajapati district of Odisha. Locals often refer to this hill station as the “mini-Tibet”. Conserve thick-forested areas and fascinating mountain trails, the region also flaunts the unmatched scenic beauty of the pleasing views.

Location – Mohona, Gajapati, Odisha


What to see – Buddhist monastery, Tibetan Handicraft Centre, Jerang Tibetan Settlement and Padmasambhava Mahavira Monastery, Horticulture plantations.


How to reach –
• By Air Biju Patnaik International Airport Bhubaneswar, 210 Kms away from the spot.
• By Train Berhampur Railway Station, 80 Kms away from the spot.
• By bus, nearest bus stand is Berhampur which is 80 km away from the spot.


What can you do there – Trekking, Witness tibetan monasteries.


Best time for visit – Winter is the best time to visit that is November to march.


Where to stay – Tibetan Bungalow, Hotel City Palace and Panthanivas.

4. Mahendragiri

Mahendragiri mountain


Intro – Mahendragiri is the second-highest mountain peak of India a part of the Eastern Ghats.it is situated in the height of 1,501m from the sea level. The religious sites, natural beauty, and rich biodiversity of Mahendragiri lures nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts, photographers, peace seekers, and pilgrims to this place.

Location – Rayagada, Gajapati, Odisha


What to see – The temples of Lord Shiva, Bhima Temple, Kunti Temple, Yudhishthira Temple, Lord Parshuram Temple, Burakhat Pass, excavation sites.


How to reach –
• By Air Biju Patnaik International Airport Bhubaneswar, 253 Kms away from the spot.
• By Train Mandasa Railway Station, 51 Kms away from the spot.
• By bus, nearest bus stand is Paralakhemundi which is 58 km away from the spot.


Best time for visit – Winter is the best time to visit that is October to march.


What can you do there – trekking, jungle safari, Burakhat Pass, excavation sites.


Where to stay – There are no hotels to stay nearby.

5. Deomali

Deomali hill


Intro – Deomali Peak is the highest peak in Odisha Pottangi block of Koraput district and the tallest in the whole of the Eastern Ghats situated about 1,672 m from sea level. You can admire the breathtaking views and spend time looking at the beautiful waterfalls. It is not only a sensation for the tourists but also to the adventurous sports lovers for hang gliding, mountaineering and trekking. If you like biking and camping, Deomali is one of the best hill stations in Odisha for you to plan a visit.

Location – Koraput, Odisha


What to see – Sabara Srikhetra, Jagannath temple, Subai, Rani gumpha, Shiva lingam.


How to reach –
• By Air Visakhapatnam airport, 158 Kms away from the spot.
• By Train Koraput Railway Station, 130 Kms away from the spot.
• By bus, nearest bus stand is Similiguda which is 40 km away from the spot.


Best time for visit – Rain and Winter is the best time to visit that is July to march.


What can you do there – Trekking, Hang gliding, Mountaineering.


Where to stay – Hotel Lemon Castle , Hotel Apple Villa.

6. Niyamagiri

Niyamagiri hill view


Intro – The sacred mountain of Dongria is known to be one of the sacred hill stations in Odisha among the tourists. The residents here, worship the hill to save them and prevent them as a superior power from the natural powers. The hills are protected from civilisation as they are home to Dongria Kondh tribes. The hills are blessed with the bounty of nature and rich in wildlife, it is one of the best hill stations in Odisha if you are looking for something unexplored and less crowded.

Location – Kalahandi & Rayagada, Odisha


What to see – Tribal activities, forests, sacred mountains.


How to reach –
• By Air Biju Patnaik International Airport Bhubaneswar, 267 Kms away from the spot.
• By Train Kesinga Railway Station, 70 Kms away from the spot.
• By bus, nearest bus stand is Muniguda which is 13 km away from the spot.


Best time for visit – Winter is the best time to visit that is October to march.


What can you do there – Sightseeing, Campfire, Witness mesmerizing hill views.


Where to stay – Hotel Bhawani.

7. Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal hill view


Intro – Dhenkanal is a hill station located at an elevation of around 700 m above sea level. There are numerous forts and palaces located at this hill station that surely worth visiting once. The major part of the town is covered with dense forests, cascading waterfalls. This place is also filled with a lot of old hill temples, which propel devotees and spiritual seekers from all over the country, throughout the year.

Location – Dhenkanal, Odisha


What to see – Kapilash Temple, Deer Park, Science Park, Ganesh Khola, Saptasajya.


How to reach –
• By Air Biju Patnaik International Airport Bhubaneswar, 80 Kms away from the spot.
• By Train Dehenkanal Railway Station, 2 Kms away from the spot.
• By bus, nearest bus stand is Dhenkanal which is 5 km away from the spot.


Best time for visit – Winter is the best time to visit that is October to march.


What can you do there – Sightseeing, Witness mesmerizing hill views, Picnic.


Where to stay – OYO Rooms, Sai Residency, Hotel Sakuntala.

These are the Top 7 hill Stations to Visit in Odisha. Hope I have helped you to find out your next adventurous trip to Odisha. All the hill station are outré locations of Odisha and provides natural ambiance to tourist. These attractive hill stations are have the capability to relax the human mind with its lavish picturesque scenery. Now who stops you to explore these hill stations pack your bag and explore top 7 hill stations of Odisha.