Koraput Industrial visit can be very beneficial for engineering students, the two companies around Koraput, employees engineers in huge number namely, HAL and NALCO.The HAL factory and township is surrounded by hills and forest. It employs 6000 engineers and technicians, all are staying in the township next to the factory. The National Aluminium Company Ltd.(NALCO), Damanjodi also hasAround 2500 engineers & technicians are engaged in the process of extraction of Alumina from Bauxite.
If your desire is to marvel at the awesome power of nature, Koraput is the place to be. The district’s main claims to fame are enchanting hills, verdant forests, winding streams and exotic wildlife. Add to these: a rich tribal way of life.
The commercial nerve centre of Koraput district, Jeypore is bounded by hills of the Eastern Ghats and Araku hills on three sides and has also an impressive collection of architectural sights. Untainted by commercial tourist development, Koraput is a tourist’s destination for solitude seekers, wildlife lovers and history buffs. Jeypore is the convenient base for exploring the places of interest in and around.
Sights to See
It is one of the indisputable highlights of Koraput. Also known as “Sabar Shrikshetra”, the Jagannath Temple is visited by a large numbers of devotees everyday. This newly built shrine is most impressive for its large galleries of images.
Located in close proximity to Jagannath Temple and Council of Tribal Studies (COATS), this eclectic museum is known for wide collection of mines, costumes, hand woven clothes, musical instruments of the tribes of Koraput. It is open throughout the year.
The place is known for Kolab Reservoir and Jaina Shrine and is ideal for outing.
It is an ideal place for weekend picnic.
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.
At an altitude of about 3,000 ft above sea level, on river Kolab, stands the majestic Kolab Reservoir generating hydroelectric power. The place is highly admired for its scenic beauty, attracting people for weekend picnic and boating.
The city of victory is the capital of erstwhile Jeypore estate. The old fort is encircled by high masonry wall with an imposing gateway. A mile and half wide great water tank, west of the town, known as Jagannath Sagar, is ideal for water sports. Jeypore, developed as the centre of trade in Koraput district, is also famous for paper mask crafts. It is famous for a museum with antiquities and craft works, mostly Jain iconography. It is located in the town hall complex.
Subai (34 km):
This is a road side village between Semiliguda and Nandpur with remains of an old Jain monastery. The place invites the attention of the antiquarian for exploration.
Neelabadi (102 km):
The nine day festival of “Devi Mutyalamma” popularly known as Agnigangama is celebrated here.
Narayanpatna (102 km):
The village stands 1,000 ft above sea level. The oldest Jagannath Temple of Koraput district, ruins of the old mud-fort and the curious old cannon are the additional attractions of the place. Once the capital of Jeypore Kingdom, the place is remembered for the numerous wives and mistresses who committed Sati on the death of King Viswamber Deo. The site popularly known as “Sati Garva” is still pointed out by the locals.
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53 km from Jeypore, the cave shrine of Lord Shiva is most visited and revered in the area. It is situated on a lime stone hill on the bank of Kolab River amidst dramatic scenery. The sacred “Lingam”, called Gupteswar, (literally meaning, “Hidden God”), is also popularly known as ‘Gupta Kedar” in Chhattishgarh. Shivaratri is the major festival which attracts a large number of visitors.
70km from Jeypore, the majestic waterfall, also known as “Matsya Tirtha” falls from a height of 175 m. A hydro-electric project with its winch developed amidst deep greenery is a haven for holidaymakers.
Ankadeli (92 km):
3 km 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.
Jolarput is known for its newly constructed dam reservoir. Spread on an area of 68.2 sq km, the lake is a popular picnic spot.
This was the ancient capital of Jeypore kingdom. Batrisha Singhasan, a throne with 32 steps, and 1.8 m high image of Lord Ganapati and shrine of Lord Bhairabnath are the attractions of the place.
Raisil (58 km):
km away from Laxmipur stands on one stone hill with a perennial stream that attracts a large number of weekend tourists. The place is ideal for trekking surrounded by natural scenery. “Anla Navami” is celebrated every year with huge colourful gatherings.
The town came to limelight with the coming up of NALCO, Asia’s biggest aluminium complex. Nearby stands the highest peak of Odisha, Deomali an ideal place for trekking.
The place rose to prominence in the recent past with the construction of HAL, an aero-engine factory. The modern township that grew up is neatly planned. The backwater of Kolab adds picturesque beauty to the town. A deer park nearby is a special attraction to the tourist.
A village stands between Koraput and Sunabeda by the side of NH 43. 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.
How would you like to travel?
The nearest airport is Vishakapatnam that is connected to major cities in India.
Jeypore is the rail head but Koraput junction is best for express and passenger train on the East Coast Railways.
Koraput is connected by good motorable roads to all places in India.
- 499 km from Bhubaneswar
- 202 km from Vishakapatnam
- 22 km from Jeypore
- 320 km from Berhampur
- 253 km from Dhenkanal
- 429 km from Sambalpur
- 127 km from Malkangiri
- 109 km from Rayagada.
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