Gandahati is one of the muthas of Paralakhemundi Zamindari. The name suggests that once it was inhabited by large elephant population, now no more. The place is important for a beautiful waterfall. Gajapati district has a few well-known waterfalls. Gandahati situated in Rayagada Block is the main and most popular one. The waterfall area is 1212.40 ha, Height 20m, Longitude 840o-16’-23”N, Latitude 180o-53’-42”E. Altitude 609.9 Ft or 180.5m. The flora include Sal, Piasal, Dharua, Mahula, Haldu, Sidha, Kendu, Harida, Amla, Karanja, Arjun etc. and fauna comprise of Elephant, Leopard, Sambar, Barking deer, spotted deer, wild boar, Porcupine, Peacock, Pheasants, Parrots, Eagles, Golden Orioles Cuckoos, etc. Its distance from District Headquarters is 27 kms. Its silence is awe-inspiring. It is a picnic spot for the pleasure seeking visitors from far and near. Flow of visitors to Gandahati continues throughout the year as the source of water is perennial.
How to Reach:
Nearest Airport is Bhubaneswar : 280 Kms by road and Vishakhapatnam Airport by 170 Kms away from Paralakhemundi
Paralakhemundi Railway station with limited trains at a distance of 27 Kms
From District head quarters Paralakhemundi, its 27 Kms away.