Deras Dam and Jhumka are two beautiful tourist destinations located in Khurda district .The distance between Deras & Bhubaneswar is about 15 kms.Deras and Jhumka are actually two dams but the exhilarating scenic beauty of the place has made it a good picnic spot.Thousands of picnickers visit this place to enjoy a day out in the lap of nature every winter.Three heavily dense forested hills surrounded the dams on three sides and the remaining side is all covered with water up to the horizon. It is a place worth visiting.Bamboo house is another beautiful thing to watch out in Deras.The place is quiet beautiful for photography.
One can easily reach Deras and Jhumka from Bhubaneswar (only 15 kms) by private two wheeler or four wheeler. However if you don’t have one, you can opt for a hired vehicle.
Chandka Elephant Sanctuary is a wildlife reserve located about 5 kms from Gothapatana, Bhubaneswar.Chandka Elephant Sanctuary is nested on Khurdha uplands of ‘Eastern Ghats’ biotic region, Chandaka forest spread over 175.79 square kilometres (67.87 sq mi) of rolling table land and small sprawling hillocks of Khurdha and Cuttack Districts. It was designated as an elephant reserve in December 1982.