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Let’s explore Must visit places near Jeypore. Jeypore which is part of the Koraput district in Odisha is blessed with natural beauty.
Koraput is the district of Odisha which has the most attractive tourist places in every corner yet most of them are still unexplored and unpopular due to a lack of tourism facilities and commercialization. The innocent beauty of the mountains is not much described in any textbooks, nor has been portrayed in famous stories yet! The irresistible scenic beauty of the Eastern Ghats, the dense forest, and the uncountable rivers and canals on the roadsides can make you stunned.
Must visit tourist places near Jeypore Koraput – Odisha Tourism
Jeypore is the largest town and the commercial hub of the Koraput district. Apart from Jeypore’s crowded streets, the historic significance of Raja Mahal, and Vikram Dev College – the renowned college in southern Odisha, Jeypore is also famous for being the center point of many places which have drawn visitors’ attention. If you are looking for an adventure, to unveil the less-visited yet phenomenal spots, and to experience the raw beauty of nature, then you must book a cab or hop on a bike now to explore these 7 Must visit tourist places near Jeypore Koraput.
1. Deomali Hills
The first on the list of 7 Must visit places near Jeypore Koraput is Deomali.
It can never be a true adventure if you don’t have a unique travel story to tell your friends and family members! So, get ready to experience a thrilling journey to get up to the highest peak of Odisha, that is at the Deomali! With an elevation of 1,672 m, Deomali has been the favorite place for youngsters and even for families who love to enjoy the peaceful environment and an exciting picnic time.
The distance between Jeypore and Deomali hills is just 84 kilometers while traveling you can enjoy the view of the eastern ghat on the way of the Chandragiri- Pottangi subrange, and in approx. 2 and a half hours, you will arrive at your destination. The beauty of the hilltop is a treat to the eyes. Explore the unspoiled, peaceful, and majestic beauty of Deomali hills, and let us know how you felt.
Watch the scenic beauty of Deomali here –
The best time to visit Deomali is in the Monsoon season ( July – September ), the route to Deomali looks like a green carpet layered by the gods to welcome you into the hills. You will find fewer crowds in the monsoon season as well. The second best season is in winter (October – February), Deomali gets busy in this season as a lot of tourists visit this place during this time.
2. Gupteswar Cave
Gupteswar is a pilgrim site, dedicated to Lord Shiva. If you have come with your family members, you must visit this shrine cave first. The magnificent Shiva Linga is believed to be discovered by Lord Rama, and also that it is the only kind of Linga to be continuously increasing in its size.
Apart from the mythological significance of this temple, you will have a great scenic view of the dense forest, surrounding the mountain range, an exotic round into the cave, and also the Kolab river. This place is one of the most visited spots by people of every age group. On Shiv Ratri, you will get to see the carnival of festivity as a huge crowd from adjacent states like Andhra Pradesh and Chhatisgarh, and from nearby places of Odisha gather for the festival.
Jeypore to Gupteswar distance is 55kms which can be covered in 1.5 hours by car.
3. Kolab Dam / Kolab Reservoir
The Kolab Reservoir of Koraput district is a must-visit place for the people who are staying in Jeypore even for one day. It is the nearest sightseeing spot of Jeypore that can give you a majestic view of both the natural beauty and a unique experience of exploring the hydroelectric power plant.
It is situated at a height of approximately 2200 ft from sea level alongside the Jeypore- Koraput ghat. The distance from Jeypore city to Upper Kolab is only 16.5 km. It will take you hardly half an hour to reach there if you are traveling by a four or a two-wheeler. Go with your family, friends, or girlfriend, and you will certainly enjoy each and every moment spent at this place. The botanical garden with lush green deodar trees, fir trees, and many more flowering plants will amaze you!
There are 2 parts of the Kolab dam; one is Upper Kolab and the other is the lower Kolab. If you want to enjoy a boat ride with the awesome scenic places around it then you must visit the Upper Kolab area in the evening for a pleasant boat ride.
You can check the boat ride experience in this video –
There are many places surrounding the Kolab dam and reservoir for you to explore. You can go to the Upper Kolab dam for a park experience, Catchment areas for boating, and lower Kolab for scenic beauty!
4. Duduma Waterfall
Waterfalls are always at the top of everyone’s traveling bucket list. The view of a waterfall always mesmerizes us. Duduma waterfall is situated at the Andhra-Odisha border and serves as another hydroelectric project for the district. The source river is Machhkund which literally means “a tub of fish”. This place is also known as “Machhya Tirtha”. It is located 92 km from Koraput.
This place is believed to be visited by Sri Chaitanya in the 16th century. You can come here with your family and friend for a picnic! It is a peaceful spot with less or no crowd at all. We recommend you reach this place in the morning half so that you can enjoy the first half of the day, visiting, cooking, or playing in the water. In the evening, you can visit the nearby town- Semiliguda for a dine-out or a short trip.
Jeypore to Duduma distance is 63km which can be covered in 1.5 hours by car.
5. Maliguda Tunnel
If you have arrived at the most beautiful corner of South Odisha -Koraput district, and staying in Jeypore already then you must have been aware of most of its beauty spots on your journey to our city itself, only if you were awake. If you want to enjoy some more of it, then visit Maliguda Tunnel!
For those who love train journeys just because they get to pass through tunnels, then visiting Maliguda will be a treat for them! It is situated near Maliguda village. If you want, you can catch a train from Jeypore or Koraput and get down to the station to explore the tunnel. The place gives you a feel of a sweet little hill station, surrounded by the alluring beauty of nature.
Jeypore to Maliguda tunnel distance is 35kms which can be covered in 1 hour by car.
6. Yellow bridge / Satiguda dam
If you are short of time and want to make use of the little time available to you then a short visit to Yellow bridge / Satiguda dam is the best thing that you can do.
Situated on the outskirts of Jeypore, Yellow bridge / Satiguda dam offers breathtaking views of hills and lakes on the foothills. The best time to visit Yellow bridge / Satiguda dam is either morning or evening when you can enjoy the sunrise or sunset.
It wasn’t popular until recently amongst the locals. This place is a go-to place for most of the locals for their morning/evening walks. You can enjoy your walks around the hills and come back to sit on the dam viewpoint for a dose of vitamin D.
7. Patraput Bridge
Last but not least among the 7 Must visit places near Jeypore Koraput is Patraput Bridge.
Fancy a picnic with your family or friends? The Patraput Bridge is a popular picnic spot amongst the locals in Jeypore. Situated around 10km away from Jeypore Patraput Bridge is a short trip for nature lovers.
Built-in the British era; Patraput Bridge is a suspension bridge that signifies the beauty of old-age architecture. The was designed particularly to carry a 10-ton roller.
If you fancy a quick photo shoot then it’s a 15mins drive from Jeypore to enjoy some really good snaps from the place. If you are a monkey lover then carry some food items with you that you can offer to the monkeys who are often seen around the Patraput Bridge.
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FAQs on Koraput / Jeypore tourist places
Why is Jeypore famous?
Jeypore is the biggest town in south Odisha and is famous for its scenic places around it. The people of Jeypore are very welcoming to tourists. Jeypore is famous for the Jagannath Rath yatra which is celebrated every year. Jeypore is surrounded by hills and rivers, It's a great time to visit Jeypore after the rainy season.
What is the best way to reach Jeypore / Koraput?
You can reach Jeypore by flight from Bhubaneswar and Vishakhapatnam . The flight services started in October 2022.
If you are coming from outside Odisha then the nearest 2 airports are Jagdalpur and Vishakhapatnam.
Jeypore also has rail connectivity from Bhubaneswar and Vishakhapatnam.
What is the best season to visit Jeypore / Koraput?
The best season to visit Jeypore / Koraput is winter (October – February). You will experience lush green hills and mountains, Chilly days, and in general beautiful Weather.
What is Koraput famous for?
Koraput is a famous hill station in Odisha. It is surrounded by lush green mountains. The highest peak of Odisha- Deomali is in the Koraput district. Koraput is also famous for its Jagannath Temple which is also known as Sabara Srikhetra.
What is the famous food in Jeypore?
Jeypore is known for its tiffin and snacks! People just love here to do morning breakfast outside their home. There are a number of breakfast counters in Jeypore(mainly located on the main road), You can enjoy south Indian breakfast in any of these places.
In the evening, You can get a wide range of choices starting from Indian, Chinese, etc. There are a few places like Girija roll Centre which is very famous for its soups, rolls, chow-min, and Pakodas.
Have a look at all the famous restaurants in Jeypore.
Where to stay while visiting Deomali?
The nearest place to stay while visiting Deomail is Semiliguda. Semiiguda has got a wide range of choices of good hotels. If you don't find good hotels in Semiliguda then you can check for hotels in Jeypore and Koraput.
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