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Places of Interest in Koraput

Dumaduma water falls of koraputDuduma Waterfall, Machkund: Duduama waterfalls also known as the the “Matsya Tirtha” is based in the majestic hills of Machkund.It falls from a height of 175 meters creating a beautiful sight in the process.A hydro - electric project with its winch is developed amidst deep greenery.Three KMs away from Duduma waterfall, a small village of Ankadeli draws the attention of foreign tourists to its weekly markets on Thursdays where the most primitive tribe “the Bondas”, come from the remote, inaccessible dense forest.

gupteshwar temple of koraputGupteswar Temple: This is one of the important cave shrine of Lord Shiva and is situated on a lime stone hill on the bank of river Kolab, surrounded by deep forests. The sacred “Lingam” called Gupteswar, meaning, “Hidden God”, is also popularly known as “Gupta Kedar” in Chattisgarh.

Dumuriput: Loactaed between Koraput and Sunabeda Dumuriput village is famous for the Sri Ram Temple situated in the locality that is widely known for the highest kneeling Hanuman Statue in Orissa.

Nandapur: The ancient capital of Jeypore estate, attracts a number of visitors to witness the Batrisa Sinhasan, an object of interest. The 1.8 meters image of Ganapati is a testimony to the ancient heritage of the place. The shrines of Sarbeswar and its inscriptions point to the antiquities of the place.

Jain Statue: A roadside village between Semiliguda and Nandapur with remains of an old Jain monastery. The place invites the attention of the antiquarian for exploration.

Museum: A Govt. Museum with antiquities and craft works, mostly famous for Jain iconography is located in the town hall complex, close to the Govt. bus stand. Jain images are found at several places of the district.

kolab dam of koraputKolab Dam: Kolab-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 weekend picnic and boating.

Maliguda: 35 Kms eastwards of Jeypore, is a small village where on a hill top stands India’s highest broad gauge Railway tunnel. The place is ideal for weekend picnic.

Jeypore: The city of victory and the palace of erstwhile Jeypore estate. The old fort is incircled by high masonary wall with an imposing gateway. A mile and a half wide great water tank, west of the town, known as Jagannath Sagar, is ideal for water sports. Jeypore, developed as the center of trade in Koraput district, is also famous for paper mask crafts.

Tribal Museum: Tribal Museum:The Tribal Museum behind the temple caters to and educates the tourists about the culture and heritage of the tribal.

 

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