Daringbari Trip: #AtoZchallenge

It’s hard to imagine that the torrid region like Odisha has a hill station where you can experience snowfall in the winter. The hill station is Daringbari, centered in the highland area of the Kandhamal district of the state. It is known as the “Kasmir of Odisha”.Daringbari is covered with the pine forest and blessed with the cloud-kissed emerald green valleys.

Daringbari
A panoramic view

How to go to Daringbari?

I visited it on an unplanned trip. I went Berhampur of Odisha from Hyderabad to attend one of my colleague’s wedding with few of my office colleagues. After the event, we thought to visit Puri, the seaside of Odisha. But, it was 3 days programme. We didn’t have that much time to spend on this holiday. Our colleague, Smita, suggested us to go to Daringbari, which was only 3.5 hours  (125 Km) from Berhampur. We booked a cab and went for that hill-station, which was completely offbeat at that time.

Nearest Railway station- Berhampur (Distance-125Km by car)

Nearest Airport- Bhubaneswar (Distance-250 Km by car)

Best time to visit:

Time is a big factor to visit Daringbari because you cannot enjoy its flavor if you don’t visit it in offseason. The season is November to July. Best time is the winter when you can enjoy snowfall. Monsoon is also great to visit when you can feel the touch of clouds and you can see the beauty of cloud-kissed the Eastern Ghats.

What to see?

Coffee and Black pepper Plantations:

The landscapes beside the road, through which we came, were breathtaking. You can find coffee plantations almost everywhere of this hilly terrain. We stopped our car to see the plantations. There was a huge plantation of skyscrapers Silver Oaks within the coffee field and those oak plants were crippled by the black pepper plant. This place is known as Coffee and Black pepper Plantations.

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Landscape. Image

Silent Valley:

We reached here about 11’o clock. After having lunch at the hotel, we went to visit the Silent Valley. Here we had to trek to rich the hill-top. There was a beautiful valley at the top of the hill. The valley covered with colorful flowers like the cover page of the drawing book of our childhood days. You can get an awesome panoramic view of the surrounding hills with the different shades of green.

Lover’s point:

It was quite far from the main area (Chari Chak).  We saw the tribal village in our way. After crossing the village we found, a small spring was running through the rocks of the hill. The emerald green forest covered the surrounding lands of the spring. We didn’t spend much time here as we have to see the sunset from the hotel Hill view.

Lover’s point. Image

Hill view:

This hotel was very near to our hotel in the Chari Chak area. We climbed up the tower at the hotel to get the best view of the hill and yes, we were the witness of a dramatic climax of the day above the Eastern Ghats.

Daringbari
Hill View. Image

Next day, morning, after a stroll in the nearby area, we checked out from our hotel and came back to Berhampur. We see an amazing waterfall on our way.

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Waterfall. Image

Daringbari is the place of serenity out from the hustle and bustle of the daily life. It is also a fantastic summer escape and a place to enjoy winter with snowfall. If you search for the offbeat hill-stations,  Daringbari will be your must-visit for that.

 

This post is written in response to the Letter D for the #AtoZchallenge of 2018 organized by Blogging from A to Z Challenge(2018) and #BlogchatterA2Z challenge organized by The Blogchatter

My theme for this Challenge is The OFFBEAT DESTINATIONS OF INDIA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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shwetadave
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shwetadave

This is truly so beautiful 🙂 and amazingly captured. I know of few beautiful places there but hadn’t know about this place. I will definitely visit this in the coming year 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing this.

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Miss Andi
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Sounds like a great choice indeed, loved the pictures!

Jz
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You’ve definitely given me some fodder for daydreams!
Very pretty.

Happy A-Z’ing!

Novemberschild
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Novemberschild

It is almost impossible to imagine that a hot and torrid region like Odisha has a hill-station where it snows in winters.

Indrajit Roy Choudhury
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Looks like a lovely weekend getaway!

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Seema Misra
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I’m from Orissa and have explored it’s coastal regions very well … But never the hills. Beautifully written …

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