Pilgrimage Tourism

Top Hill Stations In Odisha You Must Visit

Hill Station In Odisha

Odisha which is located in Eastern India has a coastline of 485Kms along with the Bay Of Bengal. As far as area is concerned Odisha is the 8th largest state in India. 

Odisha always attracts its visitors who want to explore the heritage, culture as well as scenic and natural beauty. You can view beautiful locations and exotic cultures too. 

Some of the major attractions of Odisha are the mountains, the longest coastlines, beautiful rivers, and serene lakes. Other attractions are the hill stations of Odisha which are Taptapani, Daringbadi, Mahedragiri, Deomali Mountains, Kapilash Mountain range, etc. 

Taptapani: (The Hot Spring Of Odisha)

Taptapani is situated at the Ganjam district in Odisha. It is famous for its hot spring (Medicinal Sulphuric Water). It is surrounded by a group of hills and thick forests. This place has a wonderful sight of the sunrise as well as the sunset with tribal dance and music. 

This place attracts a large number of tourists for its scenic beauty and the hot spring through all seasons. There is not much activity to try for adventure but the city itself has a cultural effect.   

Nearest railway station: Brahmapur, 56 km

Nearest airport: Bhubaneshwar

Daringbadi: (The Kashmir Of Odisha)

Daringbadi is one of the beautiful locations in Odisha which is located at a height of 900 meters above the sea level. It is popularly known as Daringbadi Odisha“The Kashmir Of Odisha”, Daringbadi hill station filled with pine forests, rivers, lush hills, and waterfalls. Daringbadi is famous for its natural scenic beauty and amazing viewpoints. This hill station is heaven for honeymooners and nature lovers.

Visitors can do exciting activities at Daringbadi which includes trekking, birdwatching, jungle safari, and sightseeing. They can do the hike to the hilltop to watch the amazing sunset. 

Nearest railway station: Ambodala, 70 km

Nearest airport: Bhubaneshwar

Chandragiri

Chandragiri is located in the Gajapati district of Odisha. It is famous for its Tibetan civilization and Buddhist monasteries, for this, it is sometimes referred to as “mini Tibet”  It is also known as the spiritual hill station of Odisha. This hilltop offers a lot of dense forests, waterfalls, Beautiful Streams with hilltop temples. These elements attract nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts, photography lovers, and pilgrims to this place.

Nearest railway station: Brahmapur, 80 km

Nearest airport: Bhubaneswar

Deomali Mountains: Highest Point In Odisha

Deomali mountain located at an elevation of 1,673 meters above sea level. It is situated near the Doodhari village of Koraput district. Deomali is surrounded by deep green forests. This hill area is filled with rich minerals such as Bauxite, Gemstones, and limestones. 

Nearest railway station: Koraput railway station

Nearest airport: Vishakhapatnam airport, 158 km

Mahendragiri

Mahendragiri is a mountain in the Rayagada subdivision considered as the second-highest mountain peak of India. It has achieved a lot of popularity due to its mythological and religious consequences. Mahendragiri Hill

Mahendragiri is considered as Odisha’s prettiest hill station for its scenic green hills, wildlife, and rolling meadows. These characteristics of Mahendragiri attracts most nature lovers, wildlife lovers, photographers, and pilgrims to this place. It is also recognized as a biodiversity hot spot due to multiple medicinal plants and other species that are found here.

Nearest railway station: Mandasa road railway station, 51 km

Nearest airport: Bhubaneshwar

Gandhamardhan Hill

Gandhamardhan hill is located in between the Balangir and Bargarh district of Odisha. This hill is very famous for its medicinal plants. Gandhamardhan hill has a lot of historic importance. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Hanuman carried this hill on his shoulders from the Himalayas to save the life of Laxman (As per Ramayan). You can see the Nrusinghanath Temple in the north direction of this hill, and Harishankar Temple is situated in the south. This place is heaven for nature enthusiasts, Photographers as well as pilgrims to this place throughout the year. 

Nearest railway station: Khariar Road Railway Station

Nearest airport: Bhubaneswar 

Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal is counted as Odisha’s most ancient towns. Dhenkanal is very popular because of its amazing history, culture, and religion. One can Kapilashfind a lot of palaces and forts in this ancient town, which makes this place a home for history lovers.

Dhenkanal is covered with lots of cascading waterfalls, beautiful hilltops also a lot of hilltop temples that make this place a heaven for pilgrims and spiritual devotees. You can find some famous places like Kapilash Temple, Deer Park, Science Park, Tikarapara, Gharial Sanctuary, and more.

Nearest railway station: Dhenkanal railway station

Nearest airport: Bhubaneswar international airport

Devagiri Range

Devagiri hill is located 50km from Rayagada, Odisha. It rises to a height of 400ft from sea level. This is another religious hill station in Odisha. Devagiri hills have a religious cave temple at this height. This temple has huge religious significance. 

Nearest railway station: Rayagada railway station

Nearest airport: Bhubaneshwar international airport

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