On the southern slope of the Gandhamardan hills, around 81 km from Balangir, stands Harishankar, a place of pilgrimage, famous for its uncommon scenic charms and the presence of Hari and Shankar, the dual deities of the Vaishnav and Shaivite sects of Hinduism. A perennial stream gushes forth onto its granite bed to form cascades at different stages, the last fall providing a natural water slide to bathers!
A very holy place for both the Vaishnavs and the Shaivites, Harishankar is the popular pilgrimage spot. The waters of the Harishankar waterfalls gushes down the slopes in a series of captivating waterfalls that creates an out of the world scene. As a cool resort in the lap of nature, Harishankar is a panacea for the heat in the summer. One of the most famous waterfalls of Orissa,Harishankar Waterfalls present to the visitor not only unmatched sightseeing but also an option of pilgrimage.