Koraput district is certainly Odisha’s sacred natural treasure, it’s one of the unsullied lands in the state of Odisha has an amazing blend of best of nature and tribal life, and being one of the non-touristy, less crowded destinations is a complete bliss. Stunning valleys, rolling hills, a tribal festival called ‘Parab’ in the month of November are all alluring.
How To Reach :
By Air The Nearest Airport is Vishakhapatnam, 221 Km away.
By Rail Railway Station(s): Koraput Junction (KRPU), Bariguda (BGUA), Suku (SUKU)
By Road There are 2 ways to get to Koraput from Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram:
- The route from Visakhapatnam traverses along Pendurthi, Kottavalsa, Srugaravarapu Kota (S.Kota), Araku, Araku Valley and Koraput.
- Distance between Bhubaneswar to Koraput by Road is 535 Kms
Places To visit
TRIBAL MUSEUM KORAPUT
The tribal museum behind the Jagannath Temple Koraput with collections of mines, costumes hand woven clothes, musical instruments, caters to and educates the tourists about the culture and heritage of the tribals.
Balda Cave situated 66 Kms away from Koraput. Surrounding with natural beauty. The top of the mountain plateau is flat one. 05 nos of football matches can be played at a time. The Jalaput reservoir from this plateau is enchanting one. Donger Dei is the main deity of the cave worship by the local people during Chaitra Festival. It is best place for trekking and place for nature lover.
RAJA CAVE & BALMIKI ASHRAM
Raja Cave & Balmiki Ashram in other name know as Kapat Parbat. It is believed the ancestor of Balmiki reside in this site situated on the bank of river Machakund and the river dividing border of Odisha & Andra Pradesh. It is a scenic spot & best place for trekking in Nandapur block for Eco & Cave tourism. Akhayaturtiya is the main festival of this site.
A festival of festivals PARAB – an annual tribal festival organized by the District Council of Culture, Koraput is a gala event of the state, organized in the month of November every year all over the district. The whole month of parab witnesses events on sports culture, seminar mountain trekking, boat race and artists camp. On a third day from all over the country are staged on one platform, with crafts mela and exhibitions in the Koraput Parab ground.
03 Kms away from the Duduma water fall, a small village called Onukadelli drawn the attraction of foreign tourists to its weekly market day on Thursday where the Neolithic tribe Bonda come from inaccessible forest for better purposes. It is 90 Kms away from Koraput.
Subai a road side village 16 Kms from Sunabeda and 34 Kms away from Koraput has the relics of a Jain monastery, containing rare images of the Tirthankaras.
Jeypore, the city of victory is the largest town in the district and home to royal family is steeped in history. The old fort is encircled by high mason any wall with an imposing gateway. Towards the eastern part of the town is a big tank called Jagannath sagar attracts for water sports. It is 22 Kms away from Koraput.
A village stands between Koraput and Sunabeda by the side of NH-26, the famous Sri Ram Temple situated in the locality is widely known for the highest kneeling Hanuman Statue in Odisha. Shree Ram Navami festival is popularly celebrated every year which attracts a large number of devotees. It is 12 Kms away from Koraput.
At an altitude of about 3000 ft. above sea level on river Kolab, stands the majestic Kolab Reservoir generating Hydro Electric Power. The place is highly admired for its scenic beauty, attracting people for w eekend picnic and boating. It is 20 Kms away from Koraput.
It is a dam reservoir over Kolab River. It is 68.2 sq. k.m in area and an idealic place of picnic and pleasure trip. It is 77 Kms away from Koraput.
Kolab river forming a whirl pool at Gulmi and attracting large crowed from the district as well as from Chatisgarh state. It is 100 Kms away from Koraput and 25 Kms from Chandeli (Odisha border).
The Majestic waterfall, Popularly known as matsya Tirtha of epic fame falls from a height of 175 mtrs. Set in the heart of a picturesque hill, Duduma 70 Kms to the South of Jeypore, and 88 Kms away from Koraput is a rocky outlet for the river Machhkund, which flows through this rough Terrain. Rock-climbing enthusiasts can try reaching the base of the fall from the opposite side of the hill, a route tribals claim can be Terribly Strenuous.
The highest mountain Peak of Odisha Deomali 1762 mt. high nestling in the lap of the Eastern Ghats is an idealic for Aero Gliding and trekking expeditions. It is 60 Kms away from Koraput.
The cave Shrine of Gupteswar nestles on a lush green hill, 58 K.m from Jeypore, and 80 Kms away from Koraput, amidst deep forest. The Cavernous interior of the Temple enshrines a huge ‘lingam’. The cave is a multi-Chambered wonder, Gupteswar is also Popularly known as Gupta Kedra Shabari a Rocky Stream of great Scenic Beauty Flows by Gupteswar. It is believed that Lord Rama when the passed through this region on his way to Panchabati in Dandaka-ranya. The heavily wooded valley all around is a heaven for the adventure loners.