Mahendragiri hill is the highest mountain peak (4,925 ft) of Odisha, which is just 36km from palasa of Srikakulam dist.
Mahendragiri hills are part of Eastern Ghats recognized as a biodiversity hot spot due to numerous medicinal plants and other species that are found here.
It is associated with mythological stories of Ramayana, Mahabharata & Bhagavata's.
There are three Shiva temples on the top of the mountain called as Kunti temple, Yudhisthira temple and Bhima temple.
On good day trekkers spot elephants, spotted deer and leopards.
Best place for trekkers & photographers.
Note : You can also find caves, waterfalls, historical places with beautiful mountain ranges on this hill which are not covered in this video. Carry plenty of water and always be alert from wild animals.
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Place Name : Mahendragiri Hill
Timings : 8am - 4:30pm
Mostly preferred by : People visit here only on shivaratri. very rarely people do trekking.
Best time to visit : Mornings and Evenings(Sunrise is my best moment here.
Festivals : Shivaratri
Ideal Trip Duration Time : 2-5hrs
Transport : Personal vehicle is best option. From base to hill top it is 4km long. only experienced trekkers can trek this mountain. High pick-up Jeeps & Bikes with skilled drivers are the only option for general visitors. Don't even think by going on normal bikes,cars & suv's.
Railways : Palasa (38 km), Ichchapuram (55 km)
Airways : Visakhapatnam (225 km)
Accommodation : Palasa (38 km), Paralakhemundi (50 km)
Nearest town/city : Palasa (38 km), Paralakhemundi (50 km)
Networks Available : Few networks with limited signal
Near by Hospitals : Rentikota (28 km),Palasa (38 km)
Near by Police Station : Garabandha (25 km) 06815-283739
Near by Banks/atm's : Garabandha (25 km)Indian Bank, Palasa (38 km)
Internet Availability : Palasa (38 km), Paralakhemundi (50 km)
Pin code : 761212