11 Waterfalls to explore in Odisha
The ancient kingdom of Kalinga, which was invaded by the Mauryan emperor Ashoka in 261 BCE resulting in the Kalinga War, coincides with the borders of modern-day Odisha.
Ansupa Lake is a freshwater lagoon in Odisha. The lake sprawls an area of 141-hectare and is renowned as one of the largest lakes in Odisha. Ansupa boasts an astonishing setting amidst nature that is ideal for sightseeing. The scenic surroundings of this place comprise lofty hills with luxuriant greenery on one side and the pristine water lake adorned with flourishing flowers and other water plants.
Bhimakunda Waterfall, Keonjhar has a stunning spectacular natural environment encircled with lush green forest. The majestic Baitarani river provides two most beautiful and scary waterfalls called Sanakunda & Badakunda to the natural lovers. The waterfall has a terrific characteristic of imparting awesome experience to the visitors due to large vertical shaped gorge & speeding current and makes the environment smokey.
Gudguda, one of the most beautiful Picnic Spot. Though Gudguda comes under Sambalpur District, Many peoples flock this place from neighboring towns like Deogarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur and even Rourkela too. This place is fully covered with dense forest. As soon as you are about to enter the spot, you can find many Mango and Lichi Orchards on both side of the roads. You can also hear chirping of birds, gushing sound of waterfall etc.
Gundichaghagi waterfall is located amidst spectacular natural environment with lush green forest. A cascade of waterfalls on the river Musala falls at a distance of 50 feet below the river surface makes the area virtually smokey & attractive with roaring sound. The waterfall looks like a silver garland.
Handibhanga Waterfall stands as a popular waterfall and a major source of tourism in Odisha. Flowing down from a height of 30 m, this waterfall is also a loved picnic spot in Odisha where travellers come and rejuvenate themselves with the sound of the splashing water.
Amidst thick jungles, Khandadhar is a glittering waterfall created by a perennial rivulet called Korapani Nala within a few km. of its origin. 244 meters in height it is said to be the highest waterfall in Odisha. It looks like a sword that's why it named as khanda Dhara waterfall.
Koilighugar Waterfall is in Jharsuguda district, Odisha, India. The Koilighughar waterfall, around 200 ft in height, is in the Lakhanpur, near the village Kushmelbahal. The waterfall is in rivult named Ahiraj which originated from the Chhuikhanch forest. After the fall there is lakh down the fall and then flow westwards to merge into the Mahanadi river.
A famous waterfall in the state settled close to Phulbani, a town in Kandhamal district. The water that flows down Putudi Waterfall blends with the famous river of Odisha, Bada Saluki and offers a panoramic view to its visitors. This waterfall which is surrounded by forests and mountains is among those tourism places that promote tourism in Odisha and pull in international travelers.