FAIRS & FESTIVALS
The people of Kandhmal celebrate all the Hindu Oriya festivals as per Oriya Panjika(calender)
Name of Fair/Festival Place Period
Mahasivratri, Chakapad Magha (January February)
Kedu jatra, No specific place Chaitra (March-April)
Bali Jatra, Tumudibandha
Baruni Jatra, Hill of Rusimal Chaitra (March-April)
Dassahara/Durgapuja, Bolaskumpa & Balliguda Aswin (Sept-October)
CAR festival(Rath Yatra), Phulbani & Balliguda Ashada (June July)
Thakurani Jatra, Phulbani Baisakha (April-May)
Dola Jatra/Holi, Phulbani Phalgun (March)
Danda Jatra, Phulbani & Balliguda (In all G.Ps) Chaitra (March-April)
Lankapodi Jatra Bisipada Baisakh (May- June)
11 Guru Lodge, Phulabani Manager
12 Laxmi Lodge Manager
13 Venkateswar Lodge, Phulbani Manager
14 Hill View Lodge, Phulbani Manager
15 Hotel Rajkamal, Phulbani Manager.
1. District Headquarters Hospital, Phulbani.
2. Government Hospital, Balliguda
3. Government Hospital, G. Udayagiri.
4. Government Hospital, Tikabali.
5. Government Hospital, Daringibadi.
1. State Bank of India, Main Branch, Phulbani (with ATM)
2. State Bank of India, Balliguda (with ATM).
3. State Bank of India, G. Udayagiri.
4. Urban Cooperative Bank, Phulbani.
5. Allahabad Bank, Phulbani.
6. Kalahandi Anchalika Gramya Bank, Phulbani.
Available at Phulbani, Balliguda, G. Udayagiri, Raikia and almost every gram panchayats places.
Phulbani, G. Udayagiri, Raikia, Balliguda and other places.
SPECIAL ATTRACTION Tribal Dance such as Singha Nruty, Dhangda Dhangedi dance, Krahenda Dance (haunting as worrier dance), Kui dance (Khajani Nrutya), Kedu Nrutya (during Kedu jatra).
Daringbadi is situated at a height of about 3000ft (914.4 mtrs) above sea level in Balliguda sub-division. It is 105 km from Phulbani. The place can be approached directly from Berhampur. The place is attractive in summer season due to its low temperature. Hill View point has been developed at Daringbadi where from a visitor could watch and enjoy the beauty of valley. Tourist complex has been built at Daringibadi for accommodation of the tourists. Vast patch of Coffee plantation attract a large number of visitors to Daringibadi all through the year.
The place is about 45 km from Phulbani situated on Phulbani-Berhampur road in G. Udayagiri Tehsil. This is the only archaeological site in Kandhmal district. There was one Buddha Vihar of 11th Century, after it is ruined, Siva temples have come up on the site, excavated during construction of new temples and are kept in the temple premises. One Buddha statue has been shifted to Orissa State Museum, Bhubaneswar from the nearby area.
The place is about 127 km from Phulbani situated near Tumudibandh. Vedantakeshari Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati had established the Shakaracharya Kanyshram, a residential sanskrit school tribal girls here. He was brutally massacred here on Janmashtami day.
KALINGA VALLEY Kalinga valley is located 48 km away from Phulbani, the district headquarters on Phulbani – Berhampur road. The valley is near to Dashpalla, where Empror Ashoka had fought famous Kalinga war and then embraced Buddhism. The valley is famous for silviculture garden and medicinal plant cultivation. The silviculture garden has rubber trees and human thick bamboo plants. The garden has pleasant aroma, which refreshes body and mind.
The place is located about 100 km from Balliguda in Kotagarh Block and 185 km from Phulbani. It is situated in dense forest inhabited by wild elephants. One fair weather road is leading to the side via Subarngiri. There is a waterfall at a height of 100’ height.
The place is about 100 km from Phulbani in Raikia Block. There is an old Church on the outskirts of village, surrounded by mountains. Near the Church one mountain gorge is naturally created around depth with unique picturesque. An excellent shooting spot of films. One can feel the thrilling of echo in mountains only by visiting the place.
The place is about 30 km from Phulbani town near the village Sudrukumpa situated on Phulbani-Boudh road in Phulbani Tahasil. There is one waterfall of 60’ height in natural forest background. One good road is leading to the site from Sudrukumpa. With recent development of the destinations a lot of tourists haunt the place for picnic from early November to end of February.
Putudi is 18 km from Phulbani town with a waterfall of height, situated in dense forest. The roaring sound of water fall with dense forest all around creates a thrilling sensation to the mind of visitors. One good road is leading to the side. The waterfall is on the river Salunki and excellent shooting spot.
The place is situated about 8 km from Daringibadi near the village Tamangi in Kattingia G. P. A group of hills known as Rushimal hills from which originates river Rushikulya. At the source there is a small reservoir known as “RUSHIKUNDA” and above the hill top a cave known as “RUSHIGUMPHA”. The place is famous for Baruniyatra.
The place is 17 km from Phulbani town on Phulbani-Gochhapada road in Phulbani Tahasil. The waterfall is of 50’ height, situated in a dense forest. One fair-weather road is leading to the site.
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