Daringbadi tops the list of must visit places in Kandhamal. Located at a distance of 100 km from Phulbani, Daringbadi sits on an altitude of 915 m. Daringbadi is also known as ‘Kashmir of Orissa’ owing to its vast pine jungles, coffee plantation and verdant valleys. It is an ultimate summer resort due to its low temperature during summers. During winters temperature drops below 0° Celsius and gets covered under snow. Daringbadi is densely populated with forests and wildlife.
A good number of waterfalls are present inside the place some of which are still away from public view. A hill view point has been built on top of the mountain from where tourists can enjoy the scenery of lush green valley. Doluri River flows across the mountain enhancing the beauty of the place. One guest house is also built inside the forest to aid the tourists with comfortable accommodation. Several tourists from across the globe visit this place to explore the natural bounties and the exotic wildlife as well.