15 Best & Must visit Hill Stations In Odisha

In this article I am going to state about the 15 Best and Must visit hill stations in Odisha. Before jumping inside the topic I would like to add some of my views on why do we visit a hill stations? Each one of us have many worries and difficulties in life.

A little escape can help to heal ourselves. Visiting a hill station in the winter season is the best escape from the heat of the city you live in. In addition to that, The pleasant weather and temperature are suitable for meditation and relaxation from all worries of our lives. India is a hot country with very high temperatures during mid-year.

People are always keen to visit nearby hill stations in our Odisha where we can visit to enjoy the heat
of the summers.

Let’s talk about some of them.

01. Daringbadi

  • Darinbadi is a Beautiful hill station southern Odisha. Its is also named ‘Kashmir of Odisha ‘Famous for its unadulterated natural beauty and amazing viewpoints, This hill station in Odisha attracts honeymooners, Photographers, and nature lovers.
  • Tourists visiting Daringbadi can engage in a number of exciting activities including jungle safari, Trekking, and Bird watching. Also they can also hike to one of the lofty hills in the region and catch a breathtaking glimpse of the stunning sunset.

Best Time to Visit: September to March

Highlights:Rushikulya River, Hill View Point, Doluri River, Pataudi Waterfalls. Belghar
Sanctuary, Lovers’ Point, coffee and tea plantation

02 Mahendragiri

  • Mahendragiri has achieved a lot of popularity for its tremendous mythological and religious significance. Packed with green hills, rolling meadows, lush vegetation, and abundant wildlife, This place is also counted among the state’s prettiest hill stations.
  • The religious sites, Natural beauty, and rich biodiversity of Mahendragiri lures nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts, Photographers, peace seekers, and pilgrims to this place. Tourists visiting this quaint hill station can enjoy jungle safari, trekking, and religious excavation tours.

Best Time to Visit: October to February

Highlights:Navratri festival, Bhima Temple, Kunti Temple, Yudhisthira Temple, Lord
Parshuram Temple, Lord Shiva Temple, Burakhat Pass, excavation site

03 Tatapani

  • Taptapani has its name among the top hill stations in Odisha as well as India. This breathtaking place popular among the travelers for its beautiful hot spring, which is believed to have some great medicinal properties.
  • Known for its rich culture and unparalleled natural beauty, Taptapani attracts peace seekers, nature lovers, and culture enthusiasts. Tourists visiting Taptapani enjoy watching some excellent tribal dance and music performances. They also love to catch a glimpse of the soothing views of the incredibly spellbinding sunrise from the lofty hills.

Best Time to Visit: October to March

Highlights:: Hot water spring, Deer Park, tribal villages, Hindu temples, trekking

04 Dhenkanal

  • Dhenkanal is the counted among the stat’s most ancient towns its amazing amalgamation of history, religion, and culture. One can find a plethora of palaces and forts in this hilly town, which makes the place an abode for the history fanatics.
  • A huge portion of the area of Dhenkanal is packed with abundant fauna and flora, cascading waterfalls, and thick forests. This attracts nature lovers, photographers, peace seekers, and couples to the place.

Best Time to Visit: October to March

Highlights:Kapilash Temple, Naganatheshwara Temple, Saptasajya, Ganesh Khola.

05 Dumuriput Hills

Dumuriput Hills
  • Dumuriput happens to be a pretty little hill town. Lying between Sunabeda and Koraput, this beautiful hill station brims with sprawling lush valleys and hillocks. In addition to its stunning natural beauty, Dumuriput is also known among the travelers for its deep religious significance.
  • The kneeling Hanuman status in the hill makes for the tallest statue in the entire state and forms the major attraction of this place. The Hindu festival of Ram Navami is also celebrated with great pomp and show, attracting millions of devotees from all over the country.

Best Time to Visit: October to March


The kneeling statue of Lord Hanuman, Ram Navami festival, Sri Ram Temple,
Rani Duduma Waterfalls, Jagannath Temple, Kolab Dam, and Tribal Museum.

06 Olasuni Hill

Olasuni Hill
  • Olasuni Hill Lying in the town of Kendrapara he has gained a lot of popularity for its cultural activities. Famous as the abode of Goddess Olasuni, This place gets a huge number of devotees and pilgrims from all over the country.
  • Olasuni Hills hold some traces of the Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabharata. Tourists visiting Olasuni Hills can seek the blessings of Goddess Olasuni, enjoy trekking, and explore the thick hill forests.

Best Time to Visit: October to March

Highlights: Magh Ekadashi festival, Olasuni Hills, Olasuni Temple, Olasuni Caves.

07 Deuli Hills

Deuli Hills
  • Deuli Hills is famous all over the state and the country as an amazing historical site. This spectacular destination has managed to beautifully preserve many captivating ruins of a plethora of ancient monuments.
  • Deuli Hills is known as one of the historical hill stations in Odisha and propels history fanatics, archaeologists, and photographers. Travelers visiting this place can take a historical exploration tour, do some archaeological photography, and visit some old temples located here.

Best Time to Visit: October to June

Highlights: Gokarneswara Temple, rock-cut Buddhist chambers, historical remains.

08 Barbil

  • Situated in the district of Keonjhar and nestled at an approximate elevation of about 1500 feet, the developing town of Barbil has its name among the major producers of iron and manganese in the entire country. Boasting a cosmopolitan environment, the town has also managed to beautifully preserve its bountiful natural beauty that includes waterfalls and forests.
  • Barbil indeed makes for one of such hill stations in Odisha where you can find a perfect blend of nature, religion, culture, and modernization.

Best Time to Visit: July to December


Murga Mahadev Waterfalls, Badaghagara Waterfalls, Gonasika, Deogaon,
Sanaghagara Waterfall

09 Chandragiri

  • Chandragiri Hill is popular for its Buddhist Monasteries and Tibetan civilization. Known popularly as ‘mini-Tibet’, this place is also famous for its spiritual significance. Sheltering thick-forested areas and spellbinding mountain trails, the region also flaunts the unmatched scenic beauty of the picturesque vistas.
  • All these amazing elements lure nature lovers, adventurers, and nature lovers to this quaint hill station to indulge in a spectrum of activities including trekking, forest exploration, and photography. Tourists visiting Chandragiri also spend time purchasing some exotic souvenirs from the local flea markets.

Best Time to Visit: March to May and September to November


Horticulture plantations, Buddhist Monastery, Tibetan Handicraft Centre,
Padmasambhava Mahavira Monastery, fruit orchards, Tibetan settlements, tribal hamlets,
carpet and shawl shopping

10 Tensa Hill

Tensa Hill
  • Tensa Hill is perched at a height of about 3,700 meters. With sheltering lofty hills and lush green meadows, this amazing hill station is known for its glorious cultural and historical significance.
  • Situated at an approximate distance of around 93.5 kilometers from the ‘Steel City’ of Odisha, Rourkela, the incredibly beautiful

Best Time to Visit: September to March

Highlights: Shanti Stupa, evergreen forests, hills, Zero Point, picnic spot

11 Deomali Mountains

 Deomali Mountains
  • Deomali Mountain is the highest peak for the tourists to admire natural beauty in Odisha. Encompassed by verdant green forests, this place is well-known for its stunning flora and fauna. The popular hill station is a haven for adventure seekers as you get to enjoy many thrilling sports like hang gliding, mountaineering and trekking.
  • When you are here, you can admire the breathtaking views and spend time looking at the beautiful waterfalls amidst the pristine surroundings. Apart from being a nature lover’s paradise, the place is for all soul-seekers wishing to take a break from the hustle and bustle of life. If you like biking and camping, Deomali is one of the best hill stations in Odisha for you to plan a visit.

Highlights: Nature, Trekking, Adventure sports (hang gliding, mountaineering and

12 Devagiri Range

Devagiri Range
  • Devagiri Rangle will help you explore the wonderful surroundings of nature. A breathtaking trek leads you to this mountain which appears to be in a shape of two jaws. Having a popular shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva, this hill is situated at a height of 394 feet. The hill top here is shaped like a rectangular plain which you can climb through 476 steps. After reaching the top of the hill, You can admire the poles of water which are named as Ganga, Yamuna, Bhargavi and Indradyumna.

Best Time to Visit: October to February

Highlights: Pilgrimage, Nature sightseeing, Trekking etc.

13 Niyamgiri Hill

Niyamgiri hills
  • Niyamgiri Hills is every nature lover’s paradise. The hills are protected from civilisation as they are home to Dongria Kondh tribes. The hills are blessed with the bounty of nature as you can admire the serene and rich vegetation here. Also rich in wildlife, it is one of the best hill stations in Odisha if you are looking for something unexplored and less crowded.

Highlights: Nature sightseeing, culture etc.

14 Gandhamardan Hill

Gandhamardan Hill
  • Gandhamardan Hills are most famous for its medicinal herbs. The beautiful hill station in Odisha is hailed by the Botanical Survey of India to have more than 220 species of medicinal plants. Some of the rare herbs which you can find here include Clerodendrum Indicum, Rauvolfia serpentina and Plumbago zeylanica etc.
  • If you are an adventure seeker, you will love to trek here as this place is full of wonderful surroundings. While trekking here, you can admire the lush green forests and sparkling waterfalls. The wonderful hill station is for all the vacationers looking for a stupendous retreat in the mountains.

Best Time to Visit: October to February

Highlights: Trekking, sightseeing etc

15 Malayagiri Hills

Malayagiri Hills
  • Malayagiri Hills is famous as the third highest peak of Odisha located near Kendujhar district. It is one of the most delightful places for the hikers in Odisha as you get to climb a hill that rises to a height of 1187 metres. Still unexplored by many tourists, it invites all the thrill seekers and adventure lovers to have a delightful holiday in the realm of natural beauty

Best Time to Visit: October to March

Highlights: Trekking, hiking, nature sightseeing etc

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