Monday, February 22, 2010

Devkund Water Fall a Beautiful Picnic Spot , in Udala division of Similipal Forest Range of Mayurbhanja District of Orissa can be visited via Nilagiri / Udala from Panchlingeswar.

Devkund :

Devkund Water Fall a Beautiful Picnic Spot , which  is a part of the Udala division of Similipal Forest Range can be visited  via Nilagiri / Udala from Panchlingeswar. It is 90 km from Lulung, 69 km from Kuldiha and 87 km from Balasore. From Balasore there are regular bus services to Udala (59 km). From Udala there are jeeps for going to Devkund at a distance of 28 km. The last 5 km trail is through a dense forest surrounded with hills. The lake formed by a waterfall jumping from a height of 50 ft to the Devkund.

There are four other falls too and each of them makes a Kund or lake so there are five Kunds in total; and that explains the name—Pancha Kunda (Place of five lakes).

Climbing up more than 100 steps from Devkund, at the source of the river, there is the temple of Devi Ambika Mata (Durga temple), which is worth seeing. Pujas are still performed in the temple built by the kings of Mayurbhanj in 1940.

The chirping sound of known and unknown birds, the multi-coloured butterflies add to the charm of Devkund.

Devkund, because of the difficult conveyance suffers from ignominy and the tourist map does not mention it at all. Sadly enough, there is no accommodation at Devkund.


pragyan said...

Dis is a beautiful spot that i couldn't forgot in my entire life

bhanu prakash said...

I hv listnd abt ths spt bfr.nw on 21st jan am goin der wid my batchmates f ims nd sum hospital. i thnt it l b a memoriable day f my lyf. my frnd bakuli is native to dht place nd c cnt spnd a min without tlkin abt jst waitng to enjy 1 f d splendid view f nature

anasuya said...

Guys its a awesome experience, worth visiting again and again. We would never know such a wonderful spot is so near Kolkata. Its a virgin spot not yet crowded by madness and very charming too....we enjoyed a lot. Must go there.

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