Daringbadi: The Kashmir of Odisha

Kashmir of Odisha Daringbadi

Also known as the Kashmir of Odisha, Daringbadi is a top-rated tourist attraction of eastern India. It is a hill station in Odisha, located at an elevation of 915 m or 3,000 feet and is a part of Kandhmal district. The coffee orchards, pine forests and picturesque valleys of this place are bound to leave you amazed. Nestled in a picturesque area bordered by dense rainforests featuring a variety of wild animals, Daringbadi is a popular summer resort as well. The name originates from a British officer named Dering who found this area. The place often experiences sub-zero temperatures during the winter months.

Key Attractions:

Important places to see here are as follows:

  • Badangia Waterfalls
  • Dasingbadi Waterfalls
  • Nature Park
  • Hill View Park
  • Herbal picnic ground
  • Herbal garden with butterflies
  • Duluri picnic ground
  • Coffee garden
  • Lovers Point, Dadubada, near Kirikuti
  • Dasingbadi picnic ground
  • Emu birds near Kirikuti
  • Ludu Waterfalls
  • Kirikuti ground
  • Belghar Sanctuary
  • Kalinga Ghat
  • Wildlife

The fauna of this place typically includes elephants, emu birds, tiger, gaur, reptiles, sambar, spotted deer, red jungle fowl, and peafowl. Don’t forget to visit Kotagarh Sanctuary if you’re a wildlife enthusiast.


There are various hotels available throughout Kandhmal for staying. In Daringbadi, homestay accommodation is also available for tourists. If you have a desire to live close to the city, then you can stay at Phulbani and Baliguda. The distance from Daringbadi to Phulbani is 85 km and from Baliguda it is 40 km.

Getting There

There is no railway station in Daringbadi. The distance of Berhampore railway station from here is 125 km and from Bhubaneswar, it is 250 km. Bus services are frequently available from these places. You can also take a taxi from Phulbani or Baliguda.

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