8 Dec 2020

Nandinia - An Unexplored Waterfall of Hindol, Odisha

Nandinia Waterfall (Odia: ନନ୍ଦିନିଆ ଜଳପ୍ରପାତ) is located in Hindol of Dhenkanal district of Indian state Odisha. This waterfall is inside a jungle of Dhenkanal.

Nandinia - An Unexplored Waterfall of Hindol, Odisha

Nandinia Waterfall is located in Hindol of Dhenkanal district of Indian state Odisha. This waterfall is inside a jungle of Dhenkanal. There are no proper signboards to the place but locals would help you reach. Don’t miss this electric pole.

The electric pole indicating the wat towards Nandinia Waterafall of Hindol

The Nandinia Waterfall is around 100 kilometers from Bhubaneswar, the state capital of Odisha. This waterfall is located around 6 kilometers away on the left side of Amalapada Raymunda village of Hindol Sub-division. Since the waterfall is inside the forest, it's not easily approachable.

According to some legends, the king of Hindol Gadajat, Shree Nanda Mahadev went inside the jungle and met a saint inside a cave and the saint named that cave on the name of the king as Nandinia Cave (Odia: ନନ୍ଦିନିଆ ଗୁମ୍ଫା).

Bathing Scene of Nanidnia Waterfall of Hindol

As per some folk tales, one buffalo was searching for water and fallen into a ditch. At that time, lord Jagannath appeared and blessed the buffalo with water.

From that ditch, the waterfall started and the ditch is named Nandinia Kunda (Odia: ନନ୍ଦିନିଆ କୁଣ୍ଡ) and the waterfall Nandinia Waterfall. On every Chitalagi Amavashya, local people do worship to Lord Jagannath and chanting names.

On the way to Nandinia Waterfall from Sapua Dam

The surroundings of this waterfall are good for Picnic. So, people from places visit this place in the winter season, but the roads are not approachable to the waterfall and there is no proper guidelines and promotion about this place, so fewer people know about this place.

Art of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Maa Subhadra near Nandinia Waterfall, Hindol

There is an art of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra, and Devi Subhadra drawn inside the Nandinia Cave. When people visit the waterfall, they also visit Mahaprabhu there.

Nandinia - The unexplored waterfall of Odisha

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Puspita Bhutia

Surajit Kumar Mishra, an Odia Technical professional, and a Biker, Blogger, and Vlogger by his passion. He uses to travel to different destinations from which some are famous and some are unexplored.

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N.B.: All these photo rights are reserved for the original author and before using any of it, please take the permission of him. And the content is translated from a Facebook post by Odisha Tourism. And thanks to Chandra Mohan Baral Bhai for the suggestions about this place.

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