Odisha is known for its temples and beaches. But this time in our visit to Odisha we ditched them to explore the other side of the state. Daringbadi, popularly known as 'Kashmir of Odisha', a cute little hill station was our first destination. Our journey started from kharagpur station. The train was at 2.25 p.m. and it reached Berhampur station (nearest Railway station to Daringbadi) at 11 p.m. We had to spent the night at a hotel in Berhampur and the next morning we started our journey to Daringbadi by car. On the way we stopped at a local sweet shop. There were so many different types of sweets at a reasonably lower price. (There were super big super soft rosogollas, the Bengali inside me was drooling 🤤). After sometime we escaped the hustle bustle and entered into the hilly region. Nature welcomed us into her laps. Let me share a roadside photo of our journey to Daringbadi. (If we have booked the train tickets earlier, we could have reached Berhampur in the morning and start moving towards Daringbadi avoiding the night stay at Berhampur). We had a booking in 'Daringbadi Nature Camp' run by OFDC. It was at a top of a hill providing a mesmerizing view of the valley. All the greenery captivated our mind. Reaching there, we had our lunch (the package provided complimentary breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening/morning tea.) It was raining heavily when we reached there and the rain provided us the essence of Daringbadi. We went to visit Midubanda waterfalls in the afternoon and we saw rain-soaked pine forests beside the roads while coming back to the resort. As we are a bit late due to rain-fall we ditched coffee gardens.