Khandadhar Waterfall is located at Nandapani, Banaigarh which is in the Sundergarh District. It is known as one of the highest waterfalls in India. Khandadhar Waterfall is 104 km distance from Rourkela and 132km from Keonjhar.
The waterfall is a sword-shaped and plunges from a height of 800ft (244 Meters). This waterfall looks like a sharp sword, that’s why it is named as Khandadhar. (“Khanda” Means Sword and “Dhara” means Flow of water).
Khandadhar waterfall is a true pleasure to watch. The best part is you can see a rainbow formed at the base of the waterfall. You can come here to spend some quality time with your family and friends. You can enjoy pure nature here.
This waterfall not only has a visual beauty but also has a history with it. The Pauri Bhuiya tribes inhabit the area which is around the waterfall. According to the tribe, the Sundergarh branch of the same community was captivated by Goddess “Kankala Devi”.
The goddess consumed in that area. She consumed soil particles, trees, leaves, etc. Then the Pauri Bhuiya tribe place her on a rock, which she ate as well, which created a deep hole through which the waterfall came out. Through this, they found water in that area. In this way, they found Goddess Khanda Kumari, who was the protector of their land. You can visit Badaghagra Waterfall which is 60 km from Khandadhar Waterfall.
Are you an adventure lover? Then this place is a treat for you. You can do hiking there to enjoy the natural beauty in that forest.
The Winter season from (October – February) is the ideal time to visit the Khandadhar Waterfall and nearby places. Pilgrims are visiting this place throughout the year.
The area around the waterfall is surrounded by beautiful nature, spirituality, and history.
Best time to visit: Oct-Feb
Nearest Bus Stop: Rourkela
Nearest Railway Station: Rourkela
Travel Options: Taxi, Bus, Train
Nearest town: Rourkela
Distance from Rourkela: 100 km