Devkund Waterfall, Mayurbhanj

Devkund Waterfall, Mayurbhanj

Devkund Waterfall (Odia: ଦେବକୁଣ୍ଡ ଜଳପ୍ରପାତ), located in the Mayurbhanj district of Odisha, is a hidden gem that is slowly gaining popularity among nature lovers and adventure seekers. The waterfall is situated inside Similipal National Park, surrounded by lush green vegetation, and is a perfect spot for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

Snap of Debkund from the top of the waterfall

This place is around 50 kilometers from Udala and 60 kilometers from Baripada. You can also reach here from the Balasore Railway station, which is 66 kilometers away.

The waterfall is also home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including various species of birds, butterflies, and other insects. It is a perfect spot for nature photography and birdwatching.

The flowing water from an adjacent waterfall has created a pond, that is named as Debkund which is the combination of two words Deb and Kund. Deb refers to God and kund means pond. There is a temple beside the waterfall called as Ambika Mandira.

Ambika Temple near Devkund waterfall of Mayurbhanj, Odisha

This place was discovered by Rajkumar Prafulla Chandra Bhanja Deo, a researcher and the prince of the Bhanja dynasty of Odisha during British Raj. He stayed at Devkund and researched about this place. Debakunda is home to lichen species like Parmeliaceae.

The Beautiful View of Devkund Waterfall of Odisha

Overall, the Devkund Waterfall is a perfect spot for those looking for a serene, peaceful, divine getaway, surrounded by nature.

N.B.: All these photographs are clicked by Navjoth Sahu and published under the CC-BY-SA-4.0 license.

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