Tourist Places of Phulbani
To feel the touch of nature, Phulbani is a right spot for the nature lovers. The thick forests and colourful flora and fauna of Phulbani creates an aura which is very different from other tourist places. Phulabani provides firsthand experience of its vast and rich tribal culture. Phulbani servers the excellent place to visit the tourist attractions in and around the Kandhamal district of Orissa.
Balaskumpa – The presiding deity of the surroundings “Barala Devi” is worshiped as the creator of the world by the people of the area.
Padmatala - 37 Kms from Phulbani this place is famous for the presence of a pond which is the source of water for the wild animals of the area. Amazing variety of wildlife can be witnessed at the dusk.
Puruna Katak - Godess Bhairavee is worshiped here with great honor and respect.
Charisambhu - Famous for the temple of Lord Charisambhu Ananta Vishnu.
Chakapad - Chakapad provides the visitor a scintillating view of the nature. The jaw dropping feature of the place is the trees all around bend towards south. The must visit is the shrine of Lord Birupakshya (Lord Siva). It is around 60 kms from Phulbani.
Putudi – Tourist from far and wide enthrall this unique place to rejuvenates the mind and body. Patudi falls leave everyone spellbound with its sheer beauty. Flanked by dense forests on both sides the waterfall splashes and crushes down to river Bada Saluki.
Dalringibadi – The only place in Orissa where you can witness the snowfall during winter. This delightfully attractive hill station is popularly called as “Kashmir of Orissa”. The place is blessed with thrilling view of terraced valleys, coffee gardens and pine jungles. Dalringibadi is famous summer resort. It is about 135 kms from Phulbani.
Belghar - Belghar Wildlife Sanctuary is among the top most tourist destinations in Orissa for national and international enthusiastic nature lovers. Just 158 kms drive from Phulbani will bring you to Belghar which boasts of housing the long tusked elephants.
Boudh – As the name suggests the place was once the centre of religious movements and significant Buddhist centre in Orissa. A huge statue of Budha makes this place even more attractive. Located in the central Orissa Bodh is traversed by river Mahanadi. Many other temples like Rameswar,Chandrachula, Gopaljiu, Durga,Matangeswari & Hanuman are the added attraction of the place. Just 70 kms. from Phulbani, Boudh is well connected to important cities of the state.
Approach: Easily accessible by rail and road. Phulbani is only 211 km away from Capital Bhubneswer.
Best time to visit: October to June.
Balaskumpa (18 km) – Famous for the Goddess Barala Devi who is believed by the natives to be the creator of the world.
Padmatala (37 km) – Padmatala has a pond where wild animals can be seen in considerable numbers during evening.
Puruna Katak (40 km) - Famous for the temple of Goddess Bhairavee.
Charisambhu (85 km) - Famous for the temple of Lord Charisambhu Ananta Vishnu.
Chakapad (60 km) - Renowned for the temple of Lord Birupakshya on the river Brutunga, the place commands a panoramic view of nature. The striking feature of the place is that the trees all around lean towards south.
Putudi (15 km) - A place of natural beauty with a waterfall on the river Bada Saluki,it has dense forests and hills on both sides of the river. The cool breeze and the melody of chirping birds generate poetic thoughts in the minds of the visitors.
Dalringibadi (135 km) - Nicknamed as 'Kashmir of Orissa', it is an ideal summer resort and is attractive for its scenic beauty. It is the only place in Orissa which experiences snowfall during winter.
Belghar (158 km) - Belghar amidst dense forests is thick with wild-life especially elephants.
Boudh (70 km) - A place with a rich cultural heritage,Boudh was the center of various religious movements of the past. The presence of a huge Buddha image has given it a place in the Buddhist map of Orissa. The Buddhist shrine where Lord Buddha is seated in Padmasana still stands as testimony to the historic past. Temples like Rameswar,Chandrachula, Gopaljiu, Durga,Matangeswari & Hanuman are the added attraction of the place. Boudh is connected with regular bus services from Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Sambalpur & other important places of the State.