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October 2022

Khandadhar Waterfall

Situated at 19 KMs from Bonaigarh town and 15 km from NH – 215 near Lahunipara is famous for the beautiful Waterfall. The name coined because of style of water pouring from the top of the hill straight down like Khanda Dhara ( Edge of sword). There is no direct public transportation to the waterfall from Rourkela. But one can visit this spot from Bonaigarh township easily with hired Taxi or Auto rickshaw. Visitors/travelers/tourists from Rourkela can reach at Rajamunda on NH -23 and then proceed towards Lahunipara on NH-215 and then to this spot. The said water fall lies in 210 45′ North Latitude and 850 7′ East Longitude, in village Nandapani under Bonaigarh Police Station. From the foot hill the mountain top is around 1.6 K.M which can only be approachable by foot.

Goddess Kanta is the known deity of the tribals of the this locality. It is a pleasant spot amidst thick jungles and mountains ideal for nature lovers. On reaching, a weary visitor would soon forget the strain of the arduous journey. It is a hidden treasure of nature. The scene created by the glittering waters that trickle down the magnificent waterfall can best be enjoyed from mountain top.

khandadhara_2This waterfall is the highest waterfall of Odisha having 248 meters (800ft) height. This waterfall originated from a perennial rivulet named as Korapani Nala. In the nearby area a guest house is there for the tourists under Paudi Bhuyan Development Authority for VIPs. The said rest/guest house is only available for day time stay because no night watchman or night staying facility available there.

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