Phurlijharan waterfall
LocationBhawanipatna, Kalahandi, Odisha, India
Coordinates19°46′53″N 83°06′40″E / 19.7815046°N 83.1110626°E / 19.7815046; 83.1110626 (Phurlijharan)
Total height15 m (49 ft) (at center)
Number of drops1
WatercourseSagada river

Phurlijharan (/pʰurɵlid͡ʒʱɵrɵɳɵ/) is a perennial waterfall in Bhawanipatna, Kalahandi district, Odisha, India.[1][2][3][4][5] The falls are 16 m high and are known for their multicolored rainbow created on the scattered water because of the reflection of sunlight.[6] It is a tourist attraction for picnics. The falls are close to the Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary.[7]


Phurlijharan is 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from Bhawanipatna on state highway 44. Odisha State Road Transport Corporation and private buses connect it with Bhawanipatna and other nearby cities.[8][9]


See also


  1. ^ B N Sinha (1 January 1999). Geography Of Orissa. National Book Trust, India. ISBN 978-81-237-2673-1.
  2. ^ Cultural Heritage of Orissa: Justice Sri Harihar Mahapatra Felicitation Volume. Institute of Oriental and Orissan Studies. 1993.
  3. ^ Bhagyalaxmi Mahapatra (2011). Ethnic Dances and Music of Western Orissa: An Anthropological Study Towards Promoting Eco-tourism. Concept Publishing Company. pp. 15, 159. ISBN 978-81-8069-741-8.
  4. ^ S. N. Patro; Gopal Krishna Panda; Orissa Environmental Society (1994). Eastern Ghats in Orissa: environment, resources, and development. Orissa Environmental Society.
  5. ^ Bidhu Bhusan Das; Trilochan Misra; Prabhat Nalini Das (1994). Eye to Orissa. Information & Public Relations Department, Government of Orissa.
  6. ^ "CHAPTER-I: Kalahandi district" (PDF). Shodhganga. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  7. ^ "KARLAPAT SANCTUARY". Forest and Environment Department, Government of Odisha. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  8. ^ "Phurli Jharan". Odisha Tourism. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  9. ^ Sahu, Jagadish Prasad (January 2006). "Land Use Pattern of Kalahandi District" (PDF). Orissa Review. Retrieved 29 February 2016.