Amazing Hill Stations In Odisha You Must Visit In 2021

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Bhubaneswar: The state of Orissa bordering the Bay of Bengal is famous for its tribal cultures as well as many ornate Hindu temples. Not many are aware that Orissa is also dotted with many beautiful hill stations. So if you are a hill-lover and missing them in Odisha, you can definitely give these hill stations in Odisha, a chance. These hill stations are far away from the chaos of the urban lifestyle and ensure a calm and soothing experience for the tourists.

Here is a list of hill stations in Odisha that you must visit in 2021

Daringbadi: Kashmir Of Odisha

Daringbadi is a tranquil and beautiful hill station located at a height of about 900 m above sea level. The winding hill routes of this peaceful place are dotted with coffee and tea plantations. This scenic place enjoys pleasant temperatures throughout the year and hence can be visited all year round.

Best Way To Get There:

By Road – Daringbadi has good connectivity by road to Bhubaneshwar. Travel via NH16 and NH 59 via Surada to reach Daringbadi. You can travel from Berhampur via Bhanjanagar, Sorada, or Mohana-Bhanjanagar highways.

By Flight – Bhubaneshwar is the nearest airport to Daringbadi located at a distance of 245 km from Daringbadi. Flights like Vistara, Indigo, Air India fly to Bhubaneshwar from cities like Delhi and Mumbai.

By Train: The nearest railway station to Daringbadi is Ambodala at a distance of 70 km from Daringbadi. You can book tickets in the following trains to reach Daringbadi from Bhubaneshwar.

  • Puri- Sainagar Shirdi Weekly Express
  • Puri- Ajmer Express
  • Puri- Ahmedabad Express
  • Puri- Durg Express
  • Puri- Surat Weekly SF Express

Taptapani

This hill station is named after the hot water springs in the area. Taptapani is perched atop a height of 1800 feet above sea level. It is located in the Gajapati district from the town of Mohana which 16 km is about away. The tribal communities and the picturesque landscape of  Taptapani are some of the attractions of Taptapani.

Best Way To Get There:

By Road – You can travel from Bhubaneshwar via NH 16 through Brahmapur and Narayanpur- Jeeranga-Ramagiri road to reach Taptapani.

Flight: Bhubaneswar airport is the nearest airport from Taptapani located at a distance of 256 km. Flights to and from Bhubaneshwar are operated by Air India, Go Air, Indigo, and Vistara.

Train: Brahmapur is the closest railway station located about 56 km from Taptapani. Book tickets in the following trains to reach Brahmapur.

  • Shalimar – Vishakapatnam Superfast Express
  • Digha -Vishakapatnam SF Express
  • Prasanti Express
  • Amaravati Express
  • Anga SF Express

Chandragiri

Jiranga or Chandragiri is known as mini Tibet due to the strong Tibetan cultural influence. Chandragiri was at one time an abode for Tibetan refugees. Located in the Gajapati district of Orissa, Chandragiri is known for its Tibetan settlement and for a Buddhist monastery.

Best Way To Get There:

By Road – You can travel from Bhubaneshwar via NH 16 through Brahmapur to reach Chandragiri. Alternatively, you can travel from Bhubaneshwar via Badakera – Cuttack road to reach Chandragiri.

Flight: Bhubaneshwar airport is the nearest airport to Chandragiri located at a distance of 255 km. Flights to and from Bhubaneshwar are operated by Air India, Go Air, Indigo, and Vistara.

Train: Brahmapur is the closest railway station located about 80 km from Chandragiri. Book tickets in the following trains to reach Brahmapur.

  • Shalimar – Vishakapatnam Superfast Express
  • Digha -Vishakapatnam SF Express
  • Prasanti Express
  • Amaravati Express
  • Anga SF Express

Barbil

Barbil is a town located at a height of 1500 feet above sea level in the Keonjhar district of Orissa. The adjoining areas of Barbil, as well as the Barbil town, are top producers of manganese and iron ore in the world. The town has a cosmopolitan feel to it and the municipality of Barbil celebrates all major festivals. Barbil enjoys pleasant temperatures throughout the year.

You can reach Barbil from Bhubaneswar via the NH16 and NH 20 routes.

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