Must visit places near Jeypore Koraput – Odisha Tourism
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Koraput is that district of Odisha which has the most attractive places in every corner yet most of it are still unexplored and unpopular due to lack of tourism facilities and commercialisation. The innocent beauty of the mountains is not much described in any text books, nor has been portrayed in the famous stories yet! The irresistible scenic beauty of Eastern Ghats, the dense forest and uncountable rivers and canals on the roadsides can make you stun.
Jeypore is the largest town and the commercial hub of Koraput district. Apart from Jeypore’s crowded streets, historic significance of Raja Mahal, and Vikram Dev College – the renowned college in the 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 places near Jeypore Koraput.
1. Deomali Hills
The first on the list from 7 Must visit places near Jeypore Koraput is Deomali.
It can never be a true adventure if you don’t have any 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 most favourite place for the youngsters and even for the families who love to enjoy peaceful environment and an exciting picnic time.
Cover a distance of 84 kilometer from Jeypore, enjoy the view of eastern ghat on the way of 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.
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 at 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 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.
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 the 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 travelling by a four or a two wheeler. Go with your family, friends, or girlfriend, 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 Kolab dam; one is Upper Kolab and the other is lower Kolab. If you want to enjoy a boat ride with awesome scenic place 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 Kolab dam and reservoir for you to explore. You can go to the Upper Kolab dam for a park experience, Catchment areas for boating, lower Kolab for scenic beauty!
4. Duduma Waterfall
Water falls are always at the top of everyone’s travelling bucket list. The view of a waterfall always mesmerises us. Duduma waterfall is situated at the Andhra-Odisha border, 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 at 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 to 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.
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 the Maliguda village. If you want, you can catch a train from Jeypore or Koraput and get down at 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.
6. Yellow bridge / Satiguda dam
If you are short of time and want to make use of the little time available with you then a short visit to Yellow bridge / Satiguda dam is the best thing that you can do.
Situated in the outskirts of Jeypore, Yellow bridge / Satiguda dam offers breathtaking view of hills and lake on the foothills. The best time to visit Yellow bridge / Satiguda dam is either morning or evening where 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 view point for a dose of vitamin D.
7. Patraput Bridge
Last but not the least from the 7 Must visit places near Jeypore Koraput is Patraput Bridge.
Fancy a picnic with your family or friends? 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 British era; Patraput Bridge is a suspension bridge signifies the beauty of old-age architecture. The was designed particularly to carry a 10-ton roller.
If you fancy a quick photoshoot then its a 15mins drive from Jeypore to enjoy some real good snaps from the place. If you are monkey lover then carry some food items with you which you can offer to the monkeys who are often seen around the Patraput Bridge.
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Author – Pragnya Shree
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