Kandhamal is among the most attractive tourist destinations of Odisha. Adorned with natural beauty and bounties and inhabited by indigenous tribes, this place is the home to some typical tribal population. Kandhamal tourism showcases to its visitors the vast coffee plantation which has crept on the body of towering mountain named Daringbadi. Kandhamal attracts many visitors to marvel the handmade articles of cane, Dokra, terracotta and bamboo.
Kandhamal is flanked by many tourist hotspots which attracts many nature enthusiasts all year round. The cascading waterfalls like Patudi Waterfall, Ludu Waterfall, Katramal and Pakadadarah Waterfall invites many people from nearby and far off places to marvel the beauty. The village of Chakapada is ready to surprise the visitors with its unique Shiva Temple and the trees inside the temple premises which lean towards south. Born out of the confluence of two hills, the Balaskumpa village is a scenic site to marvel.
Inhabited by local tribes that dwell into the dense and impenetrable forests which also shelter some wild animals, Belghar is among the exotic locations of Kandhamal. Kalinga valley known for its silviculture and medicinal plant cultivation soothes and rejuvenates its exhausted visitors with its beautiful aroma. Adventure lovers flock to Phulbani for trekking and boating amidst its towering mountain and the Salunki River. Last but not the least, tourism in Kandhamal is boosted by Daringbadi which is the only summer resort in Odisha and experiences snowfall during winter.
The best time to visit Kandhamal is from September to May.