Waterfalls & Hot Springs in Odisha (Orissa)

Waterfalls in Odisha (Orissa)

Khandadhar
Khandadhar

Khandadhar Waterfall is situated at Nandapani, Bonaigarh in the Sundergarh District of the Indian state. It is one of the highest waterfalls in India. The Khandadhar Waterfall lies at a distance of 15km from NH-215 near Lahunipara. It is an enchanting sword-shaped waterfall that drops on the ground from a height of 244 m. The waterfall resembles a sharp sword, hence it has been named Khandadhar. Khanda means sword, and Dhara means the flow of water.

Bada Ghagara
Bada Ghagara

Bada Ghagara is a famous waterfall situated at Kendujhar. Dropping from a height of 60 m, Badaghagara is a special part of the Ghaghara River which itself is a tributary of River Baitarani. Badaghagra reservoir which was raised on Machakandana river during the Kingdom era is the major source of water supplies to the Keonjhar town. The spot is rich in exotic Flora & Fauna and rare place for study of tribal life.

Sana Ghagara
Sana Ghagara

Sanaghagara which typically means a small waterfall is one of the top places to visit in Odisha to enjoy the resplendent side of nature. Set up 5 km away from the town of Keonjhar, the fall drops from a height of 30.5 m and with time has become a famous picnic spot in Odisha.

Nrusinghanath
Nrusinghanath

Nrusinghanath Waterfall is settled close to the famed Nrusinghanath Temple which finds its place at the foothills of Gandhamardan Hill towards the north. Surrounded by dark forests and hilly terrain, the waterfall is a must-visit place in Bargarh District for those who love natural settings and like spending time close to mother nature. Along with visiting the waterfall, pilgrims also take a spiritual tour to Nrusinghanath Temple which was founded in the 14th century where they worship Lord Nrusinghnath.

Harishankar
Harishankar

Harishankar is a place of pilgrimage destination in Balangir. A perennial stream bursting into droplets rushes on its hard granite bed to form cascades at different stages. As a cool destination in the lap of nature, Harishankar is an ideal place for the heat of the summer season.

A cool bath with sliding on the streaming rock brings the visitors uncommon happiness. It is believed that one can refrain from all his sins by having a bath in the stream and worship the Lord Harishankar for which the devotees from various parts of the country come here to fulfill their wishes. Harishankar is an amazing variety of flora and fauna. A deer park adjoining to the Gandhamardan hill is of huge tourists importance.

Phurlijharan
Phurlijharan

Phurlijharan is a perennial waterfall in Bhawanipatna, Kalahandi district, Odisha, India. The falls are 16 m high and are known for their multicolored rainbow created on the scattered water because of the reflection of sunlight. Surrounded by enchanting green jungles, Phurlijharan falls is a paradise for nature lovers.

Pradhanpat
Pradhanpat

Belonging to the city of Deogarh, Pradhanpat-the famous waterfall in Odisha is blessed with the setting of astounding hills and deep forests that help in providing peace to travelers. This popular waterfall is best known for the soothing echo sounds it makes while it drops down from a height of 9.1 m. People who are traveling to Odisha are recommended to visit this tourist attraction if they want to enjoy a picnic and relax in the lap of mother nature.

Duduma
Duduma(Machhakunda)

Duduma waterfall in the Badigada village of Koraput district that is known as one of the highest waterfalls in India. This waterfall finds its origin from the River Machkund and its water is the backbone of the Machkund Hydro Electric Power Project. The waterfall is considered one of the best tourist spots in Odisha where people can sit back and relax.

Barehipani
Barehipani

Barehipani waterfall is located in Simlipal National Park in Mayurbhanj district, Odisha. The water cascades down from a height up to 399 m, in two separate tiers and settle down in the pool below. It is the River Budhabalanga that lets this waterfall cuddle and flow over the mighty Meghasani mountain. One of the most interesting things about this famous waterfall in Odisha is its two drops that descend from a wife cliff with a height of 399 m where the tallest drop ranges 259 m.

Devkund
Devkund

Devkund meaning is ‘The bathing spot of God and Goddesses’. It is situated in the Udala of Mayurbanj district in the state Odisha. It is a beautiful waterfall as well as a picnic spot to which thousands of people visit every day. There are four other falls too and each of them makes a Kund or lake so there are five Kunds in total; and that explains the name—Pancha Kunda(Place of five lakes).

Hotspings in Odisha

Atri
Atri

Atri hot spring located in a small village called Atri is about 42 km from the capital city of Odisha, Bhubaneswar, is famed for its hot sulfur water spring. The temperature of the spring water is 58°C which always remains steady, is believed to have medicinal properties for curing skin diseases. The bathing complex, located close to the spring provides steam bathing facilities for the tourists.

Deulajhari
Deulajhari

The renowned sulfur hot water spring of Deulajhari elongates above an immense area and preserves an elevated degree of temperature. The hot water spring of springs up commencing underneath a Shivalinga that is attached to various religious dimensions.

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