Daringbadi 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 already got the G.I. tag. It is also famous for ginger harvesting.
source : wikipedia
How To Reach :
Daringbadi can be reached from Bhubaneswar (302 km), the state capital by regular bus services. The nearest railway station is at Brahmapur (140 km).
Daringbadi can be reached from Brahmapur either via Sorada (NH-59) which is near about 120 kilometres, or via Bhanjanagar – G.Udayagiri (NH-117) which is around 180 kilometres or via Mohana-Bramhanigan route which is around 145 kilometres.
Nearby Attractions :
Silent Valley :
The sunset point. The magnificent view that this place has to offer is unmatched. Sitting quietly atop a rock, watching the sun go down amidst a series of hills that bathe sometime in orange and sometime in different shades of blue, is a feeling that cannot be described in words. It is also an echo point, one who pronounced his/her name loudly you will find the voice returned – crystal clear.
Mandasaru is an Eco tourism Center located 35 km from Daringbadi. It is home to an array of medicinal plants, animals and birds, and is a trekkers’ paradise. What caught my attention was the narrow ridge between two majestic hill ranges that can be seen from here. .