Monday, September 3, 2012

Khandadhar Waterfall - Rourkela - Bonai - Sundargarh-Odisha-A Famous Picnic Place

Khandadhar Waterfall:

Khandadhar waterfall is located amidst the forest of Sundergarh. It lies about 104  from Rourkela via Bonaigarh which is 19 km from the waterfall. It is 19 km. (12 miles)to the south-east of Bonaigarh and can be reached by a fair-weather road (Road condition is extremely poor from Lalei Chowk to Khandadhar), the last 1.6 km. is, however, negotiable by foot.

The height of the fall is 244 mtrs. It is the highest waterfall of the state. The magnificent sight, high amidst lush green forests, makes a great picnic  spot. This waterfalls, created by a small rivulet named Korapani Nala, plummets from a height of 800 ft.

It surroundings form a perfect base for trekking and sightseeing. The best time to visit here is from October to March. 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. Khandadhar is the 12th Largest water fall in India and 2nd largest water fall in Odisha. It is a perinial waterfall and the water fall height is 801 ft. It is in the Sundergarh district of Orissa. The water source is Korapani Nala and the water fall type is that of a Horsetail.

How To Reach?

From Rourkela to you have to go up to Rajamunda Chowk on National Highway 23. Then you have to take left side road up to Lahuni Pada. In Lahuni Pada you have to take right turn towards Lalei. On Lalei Chowk, you have to take left turn towards Khandadhar Waterfall.

Gudguda Waterfall - Sambalpur - Rourkela - Deogarh - Kuchinda - Kusumi- A Famous Picnic Place

Gudguda Waterfall:

Gudguda waterfall is situated near Kuchinda sub-division. The waterfall around the dense forest attracts the tourists. Gudguda, one of the most beautiful Picnic Spot. Though Gudguda comes under Sambalpur District, Many people’s flock this place from neighboring towns like Deogarh , Jharsuguda , Sambalpur and even Rourkela too.
Journey to this place is very pleasant; This place is fully covered with dense forest. As soon as you are about to enter the spot, you can find many Mango and Lichi Orchards on both side of the roads. You can also hear chirping of birds, gushing sound of waterfall etc. You’ll love this place as it’s is a very peaceful place to spend your day away from your hectic and busy life. Let us tell you that before entering to the exact spot you need to cross a small water flow, which can easily be crossed if you have any four-wheeler. This Place has Seven Step -by-step waterfalls, these Waterfall have been beautifully carved themselves through the rocks. This Place is also good for Mountain Trekking. Don’t forget to carry Trekking shoes along with you whenever you plan to visit this place.
Let us mention one more thing that the water flowing in this falls is extremely chilly, one of the main reason is because waters are hardly expose on sun-rays as it is covered on all sides. This is one of the small but beautiful waterfalls of Sambalpur district, Orissa. It sprinkles out from the Gudguda mountain, as told by the local peoples. Picnickers throng to the spot during the X-mas holidays, New Year. Specially in winter season from November to February picnickers gather there to have some fun and eat out. The picturesque scenery of the dense forest and the waterfall provides solace to people. The cool atmosphere provides a toxic sensation and feeling to those who understand. The water from the waterfall is used for irrigation that provides livelihood to the people of the locality. Litchi grows during summer one of the mainstay of the area’s economy thanks to the water of the waterfall. other vegetables also grow that provides financial security to the area and its people.

How to Reach Gudguda Waterfall:

From Rourkela, take state highway towards sundargarh, in badgaon (From Rourkela 72kms) take left turn towards Bamra ( From Badgaon 17kms) and in Bamra Take left turn towards Kesai Bahal (From Bamra 17kms), from Kesai Bahal take left turn towards Pararabhudi ( From Kesaibahal 21kms). In pararabhudi take left turn towards Taiser ( From Pararabhudi 27kms). when you reach Taiser, take left turn towards Kusumi. When you reached Kusumi take right turn towards Gudguda Waterfall. Upto Gudguda Forest Road condition is excellent. From Gudguda Forest to warerfall ( 1.5kms), local road is their, but condition is good. and Local road reached up to watrefall. You also can go to Kusmi through Gurundia, but road condition is extremely poor and not recommend to any one to use that road.