Taptapani literally translates as boiling water. Taptapani is a hot spring located 50 km away from Berhampur. Natural hot springs on the face of planet earth are numbered and most of them are not accessible. Taptapani offers an up close and personal experience as visitors can take a dip in the warm water. The high sulfur content in the water is the reason that the water of Taptapani is known to have medicinal qualities. Believers from across the country come in search of cures for pains and skin ailments like eczema and scabies.
The location of Taptapani is another reason for the influx of tourism in Berhampur. The hot springs are nestled in the midst of the Eastern Ghats at an elevation of 1800 feet above sea level. There are temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and Kandi Mata, a tribal Goddess in the vicinity. A deer park maintained by the Government is located 5 km away from the hot spring.