About 1,115-feet high waterfall discovered in Similipal forest of Odisha’s Mayurbhanj

Baripada: A waterfall named ‘Subarnajharan’ with a height of around 1,115 feet, which earlier remained inaccessible to many people for quite a long time, was recently discovered in dense Similipal forest and five kilometres away from Subarnamanjari near Basipitha in Mayurbhanj, a source said today.

The waterfall was discovered by some team members of ‘Mayurbhanj Mirror’ (a local youth association working for tourism development and bringing natural resources to the limelight for past several years).

“The newly discovered waterfall has six layers, of which only four are being visible and two others have been covered by dense vegetation. Despite a probable threat of wild animals, we had to travel a distance of about 18 kilometres in dense forest and climb a hilly terrain of around 8.5 kilometres to reach the waterfall,” a member of the team who trekked up to the waterfall expressed.

The seven-member trekking team comprised of Kumaresh Nayak, Jayaprakash Singh, Sanat Barik, Ranjit Palei, Lokeswar Bhanja, Biswajit Marandi and Kailash Singh, all of whom hail from Mayurbhanj.

It is pertinent to mention here that a similar waterfall with a height of around 1,000 feet was previously discovered in September last year in Kundalabani forest near Bangiriposi of the district by the team members of ‘Mayurbhanj Mirror’, which was then named ‘Ghodagadhua Waterfall’.

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