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Scenic Spots in Orissa

Darjeeng
51 kms from Rourkela, on the banks of the river Bramhini, is another of Orissa's beautiful picnic spots. The presence of the picturesque Deodhar Gorge about 2 kms from Darjeeng is an added attraction.

Dairingbadi
Nicknamed as "Kashmir of Orissa", Dairingbadi is probably the only place in Orissa to have experienced snowfall. This extremely pretty place is located around 135 kms from Phulbani, and is an attractive tourist destination throughout the year.

Barunei
A scenic spot 32 km from Bhubaneswar, Barunai attracts thousands of visitors, all round the year, who are drawn to it by shadowy mango groves, the perrenial spring called 'Swarga Ganga' , and the temple of Barunai, the presiding deity set on top of the hill.

Dhamra
On the confluence of the rivers Vaitarini and Brhamini where they meet the Bay of Bengal, Dhamra naturally has a special appeal for all tourists. It is located 40 km from Chandbali, approachable by boat and motor launch from there. It is 160 kms from Balasore.

Chandbali
Situated 120 kms from Balasore, Chandbali has been a famous river port since medieval times. A special attraction of this place is the boat ride to Aradi and Dhamra on the river.

Tensa
This little known picnic spot of Orissa located 110 km from Rourkela is also considered as a mini hill-station. The view from the lookout point with its rolling hills and dense forests for as far as the eye can see, has fascinated all visitors, and remains a lifelong memory.

Narayani
22 kms from Rambha on the Chilika Lake, is the shrine of Goddess Narayani. This beautiful valley with its murmuring stream is a scenic spot beyond compare.

Saptasajya
A place of scenic beauty, Saptasajya is situated at a distance of 11 kms from Dhenkanal. The place is ideal for picnic and relaxation. As legends would have it, the Pandavas spent some days of their incognito life in these hills. The Saptarishi temple and the temple of Raghunath attract a large number of persons on the Ramnavami day which falls in March-April. A small spring flowing close by enhances the beauty of the place.
 

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