Bhubaneswar: It’s time for picnic now. There are some popular destinations in Odisha, which are just perfect for visitors for having fun and perfect place to spend with friends and family. The scenic site, natural jungle and water falls of these places attract people from all across the State. Here is the list of best picnic spots in Odisha.
Darjing: It is situated about 51 km from Steel City Rourkela. The place is located near Brahmani River. Due to flowing river near the spot it attracts thousands of visitors every year for picnic in the winter. Another destination, Deodhar, is located just 2 km from here.
Barunei Hill: The place is located about 32 km from Capital City Bhubaneswar. Beautiful Barunei Temple is located at the top of the hill here. The spot is full of greenery with a natural pond. Best for family and friends for an adventurous trip and picnic.
Narayani: It is another best choice for picnic. It is located 22 km from Rambha, which is very close to Chilika Lake. The main attraction of the spot is the temple of Goddesses Narayani and scenic beauty. Mountain, trees like mango, jack fruit, and coconut add more beauty to the place. The beautiful view of Chilika Lake from the mountain is another attraction here for the tourists.
Taptapani: The place is located in Ganjam District of Odisha. It is famous for its hot water spring. The place is surround by hills and forests. Apart from picnic, it is a perfect destination for trekking and explore wildlife. The deer park near it and the natural scenic beauty of the spot increase the inflow of picnickers every year.
Pradhanpat: The place is located around 100 km from Sambalpur City. Pradhanpat falls is a great picnic spot. Due to its green jungles, waterfalls, and hills, tourists find this place as an ideal picnic spot in winter.
Harisankar: It is a temple in the slope of Gandhamardhan Hill in Balangir District. The place is popular for its natural beauty. A stream on granite bed is the main attraction of the spot. A cool bath with sliding on the streaming rock gives an uncommon experience to the visitors. Every year thousands of tourists visit this place to have picnic with friends and relatives.
Badaghagra and Shaanghagra: This is a waterfall located 10 km distance from Keonjhar town. Located in a dense forest, this is one of the star destination for picnickers. The water fall is 200 ft. high and fall in to the Ghgra River. Fire wood and other accessories for jungle picnic available here for tourists. A huge crowd gathers here every year in the beginning.
Mandira Dam: The Mandira Dam is one of the most famous destination for picnic in Rourkela. The dam is located at the entry point of river Shankha. The beauty of the hill that surrounds the dam location adds more beauty to the spot. Visitors can enjoy boating in the huge reservoir here.
Ramachandi: On the confluence of river Kusabhadra and the Bay of Bengal, Ramachandi, is a beautiful beach. Situated 7 km from Konark on the marine drive, the pleasant sight has always fascinated tourists. The unique location is popular for its incredible sunrise and sunset. Many picnickers from Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, and nearby areas prefer this place for jungle camping and get-together.
Saptasajya: A place of scenic beauty. It is situated at a distance of 11 km from Dhenkanal town. The place is perfect for picnic and relaxation. The Saptarishi Temple here attracts a large number of tourists every year. The scenic beauty of this place makes it a perfect destination for gathering and fun.