PHULBANIS, the headquarters town of Kandhamal district, has varieties
of attractions with a rich Tribal Culture. Balaskumpa, 18 km from Phulbani house goddess
Barala Devi, Putudi is a place of natural beauty having a charming waterfall-15 km.
Chakapad is renowned for the Shiva Temple of Lord Birupaksha and Learning Trees on the
river Brutunga-60 km, Charisambhu, otherwise known as Jagati, has the temple of Lord
Charisambhu Ananta Vishnu 85 km. Daringibadi, nicknamed as the Kashmir of Orissa, is
an ideal Summer Resort 135 km. Amidst dense forests, Belghar is a place for viewing
colourful wildlife, especially elephants 158 km Boudh, the district headquarters of
the newly formed Boudh district, is a place with great cultural heritage. The presence of
a huge Buddha image has carved out a niche for the place in the Buddhist Map of Orissa.
How to get there : Good motorable roads connect the
place with Bhubaneswar (211 km), Berhampur and other important places of the State by
regular bus service. The nearest railhead is at Berhampur on the S. E. Railway 127
Where to Stay : Hill View Lodge, Tel : 2552 ;
Venkateswar Lodge, Tel : 2479; Laxmi Lodge, Tel : 2502; Guru Lodge, Tel : 2435; Hotel
Rajkamal, Tel: 2664.
Assistance : Phulbani Tourist Office, Tel : 2348, Gram