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.