Phulbani lies in the Kandhamal district of Odisha, amidst rich and colorful flora and fauna. Phulbani is considered to be the head quarter of Kandhamal tourism as the tourists can make this as their base for visiting the various locations around Phulbani. Phulbani is also known as the access point for arranging a tribal tour of Odisha. Chakapad, known for its natural beauty, lies at a distance of 60 km from Phulbani. There is a temple of Lord Birupakshya on the river Brutunga at this site.
This place is famous as an important centre of Saivism. Lord Shiva is worshiped here as Birupakshya, Anandeswara and Jageswar with great dedication and reverence in three different magnificent temples. The striking features of this place are that the trees around it and Shiva linga inside lean towards south. The festival like Shivaratri, Sitalasasthi and Rasha Purnima are celebrated here.