About Phulbani

Phulbani is a small city in Kandhamal district of Odisha. The city is named after a lady named Phulardei who was sacrificed by the local people as an act of a religious ritual. Phulbani has seen development in last decades and one can find presence of basic infrastructure in the town.

Profile of Phulbani

Geography of Phulbani

The city of Phulbani coordinates at 20.47°North and 84.23°East with an average elevation of 485 metres (1591 feet). It lies 211 km from Bhubaneshwar,  and 165 km from Berhampur. Phulbani has a variety of flora as well as fauna. This place has many small waterfalls and is surrounded by hills. The most spectacular waterfall in Phulbani is Katramal waterfall. This waterfall is 31 km away from Phulbani. Salukni rivers waters the plain of Phulbani. Putudi waterfall is one more attractive tourist spot here. The best time to visit this place is between the month of October and June.

Economy of Phulbani

The economy of Phulbani is supported by agriculture and allied activities. Though one can also find presence of service sector in this part of Odisha. The area is famous for horticulture and research on silk moths. The city is also famous for the production of good quality turmeric. River Pila Salunki is main source of the water for agriculture activities.

Transport in Phulbani

Phulbani is connected via road and rail to other parts of Odisha. Rairakhol is the nearest station and is 64km away. Generally, there are regular buses from metropolitan cities to this town.


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