Gandhamardan Hill

Gandhamardan Hill is located in the Baragarh district of the Indian state of Orissa. The hill is well known for its medicinal herbs. The Gandhamardan mountain ranges are a rich source of diversity for medicinal plants. The Botanical Survey of India has reported the existence of 220 plant species of medicinal value. Local people, however, claim that there are more than 500 species of medicinal plants in this area. The flora of the buffer zone is most vulnerable. Many medicinal plant species such as Clerodendron Indicum, Rauvolfia serpentina and Plumbago zeylanica, which were once available in plenty, have become scarce. A study recorded 2,700 angiosperms and 125 species of important medicinal plants, out of a total of 220 species of medicinal and quasi-medicinal and economically vital plants. here are two ayurvedic colleges and hospitals on both side of Gandhamardan one in Bargarh district and the other in Balangir. he hill was once famous for its Buddhist culture and still retains remnants of some Buddhist ruins. According to legend, Lord Hanuman carried this hill on his shoulders from the Himalayas to save the life of Lakshman(Lord Rama's brother), In the Tretaya Yug (the Silver Age). Trekking in Gandhamardan Hill is a truly enriching experience as the entire valley has gurgling streams and beautiful surroundings. The scenic beauty of the place is worth appreciating as it is completely surrounded by lush forests and beautiful herbal plants and flowers. To experience the true joy of nature, it is time to trek in the Gandhamardan Hills and take back memories to be cherished for a long time