The Kashmir of Odisha
|Founded by||Dering Saheb|
|Elevation||914.4 m (3,000.0 ft)|
|• Total||6,995 |
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Nearest city||Phulbani(105 km), Baliguda(49km), Berhampur (119 km), Surada (47km), Aska (84), Muniguda (142), Mohana (82km)|
Daringibadi is a hill station in Kandhmal district of Odisha state in eastern India. Widely known as "Kashmir of Odisha", (for its climatic similarity), it is situated at a height of 3000 ft and is a popular tourist destination.
Back in the days of the British rule, there was a British officer named Daring Saheb who was in charge of this place. Over the years, this place was named after him, which spelled DaringBadi with Badi meaning village. More than 50% of the population here constitutes ST community of aboriginal tribal races.
The temperature level of Daringbadi has often been recorded below 0 °C. It is also famous for its production of superior quality of organic turmeric which has recently been applied for the G.I. tag. It is also famous for ginger harvesting.
Daringbadi can be reached from Brahmapur either via Sorada (NH-59) which is near about 120 kilometres (75 mi), or via Bhanjanagar-Udayagiri (NH-117) which is around 180 kilometres (110 mi) or via Mohana-Bramhanigan route which is around 145 kilometres (90 mi).
It is about 105 kilometres (65 mi) from Phulbani, 49 kilometres (30 mi) from Balliguda and 30.5 kilometres (19.0 mi) from Raikia.
Major attractions include Doluri River, Putudi Water falls, Dasingbadi waterfalls, Badangia waterfalls, Dadubada Paradise, Kirikuti Picnic ground, Ludu waterfalls, coffee plantation, black pepper and turmeric gardens, Duluri Picnic ground, Hill view Park et al.
Belghar Sanctuary, which is located around 120 km from Daringbadi and 70 km from Baliguda is home to a number of rare and endangered species of animals and plants and is a popular tourist destination. The region is inhabited by the tribal people known as the Dogria Khond, the most primitive tribe of India, or otherwise known as the Nakate tribes of the mountain.
Good hotel options are available at Baliguda and normal tourist stays are available at Daringbadi village. / Hotel Bivab is the only luxury hotel near Daringbadi. Nice cottages operated by government departments which can be booked privately are also available at Daringbadi.
- Sahoo, Chidananda. "Kashmir of Odisha". The HIndu. Retrieved 27 December 2012.
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