Pal Lahara is a small town in Angul district of the state of Odisha and located on NH6, where it intersects with NH23, 91 kilometres (57 mi) by road north of Angul. Not far from the banks of the Rengali Reservoir which is to the west, the Malayagiri Forest Range is to the southeast. Pallahara is one of the subdivisional headquarters in Angul district.
Pal Lahara was a relatively large princely state at one time until its territory began to decline.
The forests in the area were traditionally rich in bamboo and the local Juang people are adept at basketry.