Popular for its ancient temples, sun-kissed beaches, and captivating tribal culture, Odisha is a vibrant and culturally rich state that is a heaven for food enthusiasts. While there are many tourist destinations in the coastal state, many places are yet to be explored. Here are three such places worth a visit.
Chandragiri: The mini Tibet of Odisha
Located in Gajapati district, Chandragiri is known as the Mini Tibet of Odisha as the place has been populated by thousands of Tibetans since 1959. The scenic beauty surrounded by luxuriant tropical forest, gurgling rivers and exquisite mountain slopes make it a perfect adobe for travellers.
Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary
Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary in Bargarh district is a must-visit for nature and wildlife lovers. You can enjoy a fun jungle safari tour here, where you can spot wild animals like leopards, bears, bison, sambar deer, wild boars and others. There are also waterfalls along the hillsides of the sanctuary.
The Potagada Fort is an archaeological wonder in Ganjam district built around 247 years ago. Spread over a vast area, the star-shaped fort houses three residential buildings designed separately by French, British and Muslim rulers.