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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Daringbadi- Kashmir of Orissa (India)

Traveling is like oxygen in my life, new place, new people new culture always attracts me. This time I visited  Daringbari. I was interested to see the place just because its called  “Kashmir of Orissa”. I didn’t visit Kashmir but know about its world-famous scenic beauty. So I didn't want to miss a chance to Visit this “Kashmir” in northeast India.
This place is a perfect place to visit with your family and kids. Even It will not be a problem to travel with toddlers or infants.

daringbadi, orissa, Kashmir of Orissa
Daringbadi - The Kashmir of Orissa
Daringbadi is a hill station which is situated at a height of 3000 ft in Kandhamal district of Orissa.

This place is named after British officer Daring Saheb who was in charge of that place, in the back days of British rule.

This place is very popular among the tourist for the scenic beauty of greenery.

Sunrise daringbadi
Sunrise in Daringbadi
Must know before you visit
If you are going to Daringbadi for a snowfall then you will be disappointed. The climate is cool in Dec but snowfall is not common.
There are mosquitoes, so be prepared. Though any a good hotel will provide mosquito killer.
This place is good to rest for retired people or honeymoon couple but for a family trip with kids perhaps be boring for more than a Day.
If you already visited Darjeeling or Ooty or Munnar then you may not feel much interested in this place.
Another important point is in Orissa most of the roadside dhaba or restaurant food are very spicy. So be prepared as per your food habits. I enjoyed the food as I love spicy foods.

Daringbadi Temperature
During December and January, the climate is really cold. In the night temperature may drop to 0 degree. But daytime is pleasant to roam around. It will be between 17 to 29 degree. But there is no snowfall.
From the end of February to November, this place is quite hot.
I visited in March first week and it was quite hot.

Hill view park daringbadi
Hill view park

Best time to Visit Daringbadi
December and January are the best months to visit Daringbadi. During June to September, there is heavy rainfall and roads will not be smooth to drive for. Also, the temperature is very hot during the summer.

How to go Daringbadi
The nearest airport is Bhubaneswar airport. From Bhubaneswar to Daringbadi is around 252 kilometer by road. Private taxis or cabs can be booked for that. Also, there are AC or non AC Bus available from different travel agents.
The nearest railway station is Berhampur (Brahmapur) 120 km from Daringbadi.You can take a private taxi from the station to Daringbadi direct. There are many travel agent available at an affordable price. If you want to go by public transport then you must come to Bus Stand by share auto or taxi from Berhampur railway station.
We directly booked a private car from Bhubaneswar to Daringbadi. It costs around Rs.7500 for 1 night with a 7 seater Innova.

On the way to Daringbadi, we visited Nirmaljhar temple. If you are traveling by private car do not miss the chance to visit this ancient temple.

Hotels in Daringbadi
There are many hotels to stay in Daringbadi. But I find the best is Deers eco home. The location of the hotel is good as a little far from the crowded and busy market area. Those who want to spend a few days in a peaceful area must stay over there.

coffee garden daringbadi
coffee garden

Places to see in Daringbadi
Though Daringbadi itself is a place with scenic beauty still there are some places you would like to visit such as Midubanda waterfall, Coffee garden, Hill view park, butterfly garden, Hill viewpoint. In Midubanda waterfall you have to climb many steps down. Not advisable for arthritis patient. This place is perfect for a week just to rest for retired persons or for honeymoon couples.

coffee garden daringbadi
Inside coffee garden

Midubanda waterfall
Midubanda waterfalls

way to midubanda waterfall
steps to reach Midubanda waterfalls
Photography was done by Cannon 700D lens used 18-200mm

If you have any question about the place or anything related to the travel plan, post your question in comments.
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