Popular for its culture and heritage, Odisha is sporadically known for endearing natural beauty. However the hidden gem, Daringbadi, also called the Kashmir Of Odisha is a amusing surprise for the explorer. If you are a nature lover and want to spend some quality time with your family or friends, this place will be the place what you are looking for.
About Daringbadi And Why It Is So Popular Hillstation?
It is a hill station, situated in the Kandhamal district of Odisha. This is the part of the eastern ghat and is surrounded by forests. This hill station is popular for spotless forest and vital landscape. If you are not a cultural vueture and want to miss historic spots, temples, and monuments, Daringbadi is the place for you. You will find lush coffee plantation, verdant valleys, pine forests, and sweeping meadows gives you an astonishing experience. If you are an explorer and want to explore more then you will get numerous things to explore.
I must say while I have visited the place and going through the roads between those long-tailed pine trees I have forgotten everything and just living that moment which brings me to smile till now whenever I try to recall those time.
This place will give you the soothing experience of nature and those dense forests where you found varieties of species. This hill station is an ideal destination for a nature lover. This is the home place for many tribal groups too. While roaming I asked a person what is the reason behind the name of the place, he told it is named after a British officer named Daring who was in charge of this place at that time.
I have visited this place with my family in December as I got to know that this place will give you the same experience as Kashmir and somehow it makes me feel like that only. Every place has its own identity and this place too. The temperature of Daringbadi has often recorded below 0 offerings uncanny climatic change similarity to Kashmir. This hill station is situated at a height of 3000 ft. above sea level. This is one of the popular picnic spots for local visitors.
How To Reach Daringbadi
By Railway: The nearest railway station is Brahmapur (199 km) from where one has to take a bus or hired car to reach the destination.
By Road: If you want to travel by car, then you have to take the Bhubaneswar-Berhampur-Kalinga-Ghati-Dringbadi route. It is 215 km away from the capital city. It will charge around 4 to 5 thousand for 6 seated cars. The easiest way to reach daringbadi is to book a private taxi from the nearest location like Berhampur, Balliguda, and Phulbani
Following is the distance between daringbadi and other major towns located nearby –
Phubani – Daringbadi(105 km)Baliguda – Daringbadi(49km),Berhampur – Daringbadi(119km),Surada – Daringbadi(47 km)
By Airways: Biju Patnaik airport is the nearest one. The distance is 246 km and takes around 5 hours 23 minutes by a private vehicle.
What to eat in the way of Daringbadi :
On the trip to daringbadi, you should try channapura– a special kind of sweet in Odisha. On the way, you will find some good roadside eateries for breakfast and at the hill station, you will find some good hotels and restaurants for lunch and dinner.
Where To Stay : Availability of Accomodation Facilities
- Revenue IB, Daringbadi, 06849-245316
- PWD IB, Daringbadi, 06846-243242
- Forest IB, Daringbadi
- Nature Camp, Daringbadi(Forest Deptt)
- Daringbadi Resorts Pvt. Ltd., Pin-762104,At-Saringerpi Daringbadi
- Hotel Utopia, Main Road Daringbadi, Ph-06849-245385
- Hotel Padma, Daringbadi, Ph-06849-245323
Nearby Places To Visit
Doluri Stream: Doluri stream is 12 km from nature valley resort. The River begins from the woodland inclines of Daringbadi. Doluri stream is loaded with little regular delights with falls giving a hypnotizing sees and picturesque wonders.
Belghar Wild Sanctuary: 158 kms from Phulbani are the thick tropical backwoods of Belghar. The thick vegetation of the space is a host to an assortment of verdure. Wild elephants have large amounts of this space which is occupied fundamentally by ancestral people groups.
Ludu Waterfall: It is a wonderful cascade encircled by green woodland and slopes. At the point when you visit this area you can fill the excellence of nature. Kotagarh Sanctuary encompass everywhere on the cascade.
Kotgarh Wildlife Sanctuary: Kotagarh life safe-haven Located inside the Baliguda region of Kandhamal locale is wealthy in biodiversity. This untamed life Sanctuary with an inside and out space of 399.5 Sq.Kms is very much Spread over the half purview of Kotagarh and Tumudibandha and Daringabadi C.D.Block of Balliguda Civil Sub-Division.
The primary vegetation of the spot comprises of thick deciduous timberlands with meadows. The asylum is home to a curiously large scope of warm blooded creatures and reptiles . Significant life species square measure elephant, gaur, sambar, seen ruminant, peafowl, red gallinacean, and a spread of reptiles.
Hill Park View: It is a significant fascination of Daringbadi with a lookout, a youngsters park and considerably more. One can appreciate the perspective on unlimited slopes, lovely valleys, and the pine woodlands from its support. The wellspring and the nursery add tone to it.
Coffee Plantation Garden: It is another fascination of the slope station. It is spread more than 45 hectares of land and oversaw by Soil Conservation Department of Odisha. The nursery is covered with tall “Silver Oak” trees and twining around the storage compartment and the bark of the strong trees are the little, hot dark pepper creepers. The shade of the nursery is intriguing. One could go through hours under its shade.
Midubanda Waterfall: additionally called Dasingbadi Waterfall, it a cascade that is somewhere inside the woods with stunning magnificence. It is found 15 KMs from Daringdabi while in transit to Bamunigam.
Lover’s Point: It is 19 KMs from Daringbadi while in transit to Balliguda(Sub-Division HQ). It is close to a town called Kirikuti. The spot is encircled by thick lavish green woods and stream streams with a spout over rocks. There are a couple of characteristic cavern arrangements in its area. One could put together an excursion and simply make the most of its immaculate excellence.
Pangali Valley: This spot falls while getting back from Midubanda Waterfall to Pine Forest and offers a stunning perspective on the green mountains. This spot is ideal for making them flabbergast photograph meetings with loved ones.
Butterfly Park: It is an eco-park made by Forest division, Govt. of Odisha where there exists restorative nursery, butterfly park with a rockery encompassed by thick woods. The Butterfly Garden is a lovely blooming garden inside the Nature’s Park . Consistent with its name, you can detect various butterflies there.
Sunset Point: This is an excellent view point. From the vantage point, the whole valley can be seen and is the best spot to watch the dusk. It is the last spot of the day where you can encounter the stunning dusk and have some awesome photograph meetings.
There’s a lot of adventure activities one can enjoy at daringbadi as well. So, if you are planning for an excursion a long way from the loud city, you should visit this spot for significant serenity. Gather your sack and plan a visit to where you can have some cool air, new water, and daring games.
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