Dhenkanal travel guide is full of references to the historical and spiritual heritage and serene spots. The major area of the district remains covered with a long range of hills which serves as a shelter to the animals like elephants, tigers and dense forests. Dhenkanal is very distinguished for its Bara, a traditional lunch prepared from rice and black gram. The classic sweetmeats of the city include Rasagulla, Rasabali, Chhenapoda and Chhenajhilli.
The primary forest products of the district are bamboo, timber, firewood and kendu leaf, medicinal herbs and plants which provide a major source of livelihood to the local people.