Bhubaneswar: Which was once known as the jungle of insects, Kiriburu hills, stand aloof in Odisha’s district of greenery, Keonjhar. A census town, Kiriburu lies adjacent to Jharkhand’s Meghatuburu hills. Resting at a height of 4300 ft, Kiriburu is a paradise less known. Know more about Keonjhar’s Cherrapunji!
Kiriburu is famous for its Iron-ore mine governed by the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL).
This hill station sprawls in the heart of Saranda forest, a land of 700 hills, parts of which are spread in Jharkhand.
Elephants are found in large number here. Thus, the name Kiriburu- Kiri means elephant while buru refers to hill surrounded by clouds.
Amidst the tropical deciduous forest, this place is surrounded by trees like sal, teak, dhaura, mahul, kumbhi, moi, and harida.
If you visit this place, do not forget to carry your pullovers and jackets because mercury drops to around 8-10 degrees Celsius here in winters.
You can stay at the Manaharpur forest bungalow or the Saranda resort of wilderness camp. Kiriburu SAIL guest house is an amazing place to stay at, too.
Pundul falls and the Swapneswari temple of goddess Durga and Shivalingam is a must visit here!
Through the serenity and foliage of Keonjhar, drive 28 km from Barbil towards Kiriburu and witness the beauty of Cherrapunji in Odisha!