These 6 Echoing Green Hill Stations In Odisha Will Spellbind Every Nature Lover To The Core

by Suchismita Pal
These 6 Echoing Green Hill Stations In Odisha Will Spellbind Every Nature Lover To The Core

If you thought that the greenest hill stations in India are only in Kerala, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya, you are yet to explore the eastern Indian state, Odisha. The splendour of Odisha isn’t limited to its long coastline and marvellous temples. The state has some spectacular hill stations that can enchant anyone who loves nature and mountains. These hill stations are the true hidden gems of Odisha and they definitely deserve a place on the bucket list of every traveller. Here are 6 such gorgeous hill stations:

1. Daringbadi

This hilly town in Odisha with pine forests, gushing waterfalls, rolling hills and misty trails is so stunning that it is often referred to as the ‘Kashmir of Odisha.’ The hill station is home to plateaus and valleys with coffee and pepper gardens. The town is in the Kandhamal district, at a height of around 3000 feet above sea level. Daringbari is a quiet town, where one can hear the sounds of the waterfalls and the chirrups of the birds louder. Also, every year in winter, Daringbadi receives snowfall.

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2. Tensa

Perched at around 3700 metres above sea level, Tensa is a magical town in the Sundargarh district of Odisha. At Tensa, there are sprawling stretches of thick forests, green meadows and hills. It is nearly 93 kilometres from Rourkela. Major attractions near Tensa include Khandadhar waterfall and Shanti Stupa.

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3. Mahendragiri

Mahendragiri in the Gajapati district of Odisha has religious and mythological significance. It is the second-highest mountain peak in Odisha after Deomali. Also, the lush green hill station is home to rare medicinal plants and gorgeous wildlife. Drive Down From Kolkata To Odisha & Explore Iconic Spots At Three Road Trip Circuits

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4. Dumuriput

Dumuriput is not only significant for its ravishing mountains and lush valleys, but it also houses the kneeling Hanuman statue which is one of the tallest statues in Odisha.  Ram Navami witnesses a grandiose celebration at Dumuriput, which attracts tourists from all across the country.

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5. Taptapani

Taptapani is one of the most breathtaking hill stations in India and it is famous for its hot sulphur water spring. As per beliefs, the water spring has medicinal properties. In fact, the name Taptapani also means hot spring. Tapta means hot and pani means water. The hot spring evolves from the eastern slope of the Eastern Ghats. Taptapani can soothe the traveller’s eyes with alluring hills and a wide range of flora and fauna.

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6. Deomali

The Deomali peak, near Doodhari village, is the highest mountain peak in Odisha. The hilly expanse has dense forests and it is rich in mineral resources like limestone and bauxite. With numerous brooks, tea gardens and deep valleys, Deomali looks like a true haven out of a fairytale. There’s A Hide And Seek Beach In Odisha Where The Sea Disappears Before Your Eyes

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