Nature has showered its bounty on the undivided Koraput district with untrammelled joy. This district abounds in meadows, forests, waterfalls, terraced valleys and darting springs. This land of abundance is home to Orissa's vast tribal population. A real paradise for the nature-lover, Koraput offers an additional benefit to the visitor of first hand meeting with its ancient civilization.
Jeypore is the commercial nerve centre of Koraput district and has all such facilities to serve as the convenient base for visiting the places of interest in and around.
Attractions and Places to Visit in Jeypore
A charming waterfall on the river Kolab and an ideal picnic spot.
The Shiva Temple with Champak trees is worth visiting.
Here you can see the famous ?Batris Simhasan' (a throne with 32 steps)
Ensconced in the lush valleys of the Koraput region, Sunabeda is a wonderful example of Orissa's gorgeous landscapes - verdant and innervating. The establishment of the Aero--Engine Factory speaks of the modernization process of this region.
The glittering waterfall (157.5 metres) has been formed by the Machhakund river here. Its waters are utilised to support a huge hydroelectric project. Machhakund is an important place for pilgrimage. It is called `Matsya Tirtha'. A beautiful township has grown around this lovely place. Duduma is about 92 km away from Koraput.
Lord Shiva reigns supreme at Gupteswar, the famous cave shrine set atop a huge limestone hill, surrounded by beautiful countryside. The sacred lingam is called `Gupteswar', the Hidden God and is much revered as Gupta Kedar by the people of nearby Madhya Pradesh who throng the hillside to worship the deity.
Natural boulders strewn amidst Hatipathar's beautiful environs appear to be elephants in certain light. Flowing through a deep valley, the Nagavali river carves out two wondrous waterfalls in its pathway offering some lovely picnic spots -about 112 km from Koraput.
On the confluence of three rivers, Minna Jhola is a perfect place to relax and enjoy a day in the sun. The Shiva Temple here is the focus of hectic activities on Shiv Ratri. You can approach Minna -Jhola from Gunupur via Gudari, 245 km from Koraput.