Malkangiri is industrially backward district but if you are interested in observing the most primitive form of business activity you can visit Mundiguda This small village is famous for its weekly market on Sundays where large numbers of the members of Bonda community come to exchange their products. One can still see the prevalence of barter system here. The market continues till 2 pm. Another industrial attraction is Hydro electric project at Balimela.
One of the newly created districts of Odisha, Malkangiri derives its name from Malyabantagiri described in several ancient texts. Set amidst green hills, the place is endowed with stunning beauty and unspoilt elegance. The expanse of wilderness and awe inspiring landscapes offer some of the most exciting travel opportunities. The colourful tribes and their unexplored cultural heritage provide tourists food for thought. Malkangiri has an undeniable charm and the other attractions in the districts are first ports of call for the travellers. It is no surprise that this place is fast emerging as a travel destination of top order.
Sights to See
This place is famous for Bonda tribe, one of the oldest and most primitive ones in India. It is named after the Bonda race, i.e Muduli, Challan, Sisa and Jani, related to the Bonda community.
God Malikeswar Temple
Temple of God Malikeswar situated inside the town. This number-one attraction of this place draws huge numbers of devotees during Shivaratri Mela which is organised every year with much pomp and ceremony.
The shopping complexes at the District headquarters and at Balimela, Chitrakonda and Motu offer a range of tribal artefacts and handicrafts
How would you like to travel?
- 380 m from Visakhapatnam
- 630 km from Bhubaneswar
- 127 km from Koraput
- 105 km from Jeypore
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- Mundiguda Barter Market
- Balimela Hydro Power Project
And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries
Mundiguda (80 km):
This small village is famous for its weekly market on Sundays where large numbers of the members of Bonda community come to exchange their products. One can still see the prevalence of barter system here. The market continues till 2 pm.
Chitrakonda (60 km):
This is a dam reservoir on the river Sileru for power generation at Balimela. Famous for its pristine and stunning beauty, the place attracts many visitors. Use country boats and motor launches on the river to gain an enchanting experience which will compel you to visit the place again and again.
Sitakund (90 km):
This is a picnic place with a Kund where you can bathe, just as Sita Devi did according to legend. It is located 90 km from Malkangiri and Koraput, via-Khairput, Block of Malkangiri district.