Kandhamal district lies between 19 ° 34′ North to 20° 54′ North Latitude and 83 ° 30′ East to 84 °48′ East Longitude. It has an average elevation of 300 to 1100 mtrs. The average rainfall is about 1597.1 mm.
Kandhamal is a district of Odisha, spread over an area of 8021 sq km. Phulbani is the headquarter of this district. Kandhamal is a land of scenic charm, beautiful water falls, natural springs and hill tracts. The principal inhabitants of this land are the Kandha tribes. Major languages spoken in this district are Odia and Kui (tribal language).
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How to reach there?
Kandhamal is connected to Sambalpur via Baudh (170 km), Bhubaneswar via Nayagarh (210 km), Berhampur (165 km) and Bolangir (170 km) by road. Bus transport is easily available from the cities mentioned above.
The nearest railway station is Rairakhol, which is 99 km away from the district headquarter Phulbani.
The nearest airport is Bhubaneswar which is 211 km away from Phulbani. There is one air strip at Gudari (5 km from Phulbani) for landing of small planes and helicopters.
Where to stay?
There are a number of hotels available in Kandhamal for a good stay.
Fairs and Festivals
People of Kandhamal celebrate all festivals according to Odis Panjika like Mahashivratri, Kedu Jatra, Bali Jatra, Baruni Jatra, Durga Puja, Rath Yatra, Thakurani Jatra, Dola Jatra, Danda Jatra, and Lankapodi Jatra etc.
Places of Interest