Duduma Water Fall

Duduma Waterfall is situated in the border of Koraput (Odisha) and Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) districts of India.

This horsetail type waterfall is 175 metres (574 ft) in height and is formed by the Machkund river. It has two sub-waterfalls, one on the Odisha side and the other on the Andhra Pradesh side.[citation needed] Duduma is about 92 km from Koraput and about 177 km from Visakhapatnam.

Hydroelectric project
Machhakund (Duduma) Hydroelectric Project is located near Duduma Falls.[4] It is a collaborative project between the Government of Andhra Pradesh and the Government of Odisha. The project, consisting of 6 units, has an installed capacity of 120 MW.

Machkund is a pilgrimage destination. The aboriginal tribe of Bonda, Gadaba, and paraja’s live near this waterfall.


Gupteswar Cave is a cave shrine dedicated to Shiva.[1] It is a pilgrim site situated about 55 km (34 mi) away Jeypore, Koraput District in the state of Odisha, India. It is a limestone cave, and its main attraction is the gigantic Shiva Linga which is said to be increasing in size. It is believed that the cave was discovered by Rama and re-discovered in the reign of Maharajah Veer Vikram Dev. In the holy month of Shravan, the cave is visited by devotees who walk to the shrine bare-footed with decorated bamboo palanquins called “Kanwadiya” and bathe in the maha kund before worshipping Lord Gupteshwar. There are 200 steps to reach to the Shiva linga temple. Its entrance is about 3 metres (9.8 ft) wide and 2 metres (6.6 ft) high.

Kolab Dam

The majestic Kolab Reservoir generating Hydro Electric Power sitting at an altitude of about 914.4 m (3,000 ft) above sea level on river Kolab,a tributary of Godvari river. Kolab Dam is 646 m (2,119 ft) in length and 55 m (180 ft) in height. A possible idea of “A project of Kolab dam” were first come during the British Rule when Koraput district was a part of Madras presidency. After Independence, an investigation was taken place by Govt. of Odisha in 1961. Finally the project was approved by the planning commission after several proposals of Govt. of Odisha in 1976 and the project was completed in 1993.


Koraput is situated at 2900 ft. above sea level amidst green hills.The panoramic view of the town and its salubrious climate makes it an attractive health resort. Nature speaks a variety of languages which the lover of nature translates into joy. The breath taking scenery brings heaven to earth. SabarSrikhetra the Jagannath Temple Perched atop a hillock adds the importance of this place. The tribal museum adjoining to it, projects the rare cultural heritage of the tribals of this region.


A village situated in the sourthen bank of Kolab at a distance of 10 Kms away from Koraput. There is a copper plate starting the fact that the village had been granted to one Narasingha Mishra. On the occasion of the Solar eclipse 24 September 1620 by Maharaja Krishna Dev. There is a Jain temple about 30 ft. high contains 05 images of thirthankars namely Resavanath, Mahavir Jain, Ambika Devi, Jakhya&Jakhyani. The images are chiseled with great care and achieve high standard of art which indicates the Kechela was a seat of Jainaism in the medieval period.


Deomali, is a mountain peak in the Chandragiri-Pottangi subrange of the Eastern Ghats. It is located near Koraput town in the Koraput district of Odisha, India.

Highest point in Odisha
Deomali Peak, with an elevation of about 1,672 m, is the highest peak in the state of Odisha. It is situated near Doodhari village, Pottangi Panchayat division which is about 70 km from Koraput via Semiliguda. It Surrounded by deep green forest, the peak is rich in flora and fauna. This hill range is rich in mineral resources such as bauxite, limestone and gemstones. Deomali is dotted with brooks and deep valleys, and inhabited by tribes such Kandhas, Parajas, Bhumia, Malis and Bhotias. It is not only a marvel for the tourists but also to the adventurous sports lovers for hang gliding, mountaineering and trekking. On this recent days Odisha tourism Department, is taking many development steps to popularize this peak amongst the travellers as a hot tourist spot by connecting the Tar roads, Hill top amenities centre, drinking water points on the hill top, watching towers for perfect view of the arena. Many waterfalls also found while heading for the top of hill.[3]

Rani Duduma

Rani Duduma waterfall is located at the top of the Nandapur Hill and is just 3 km from Nandapur Village. It is about 26 km away from Semiliguda and a 45 km distance from Town. To get to the waterfall, you have to walk about 1 km along the river. Many tourists come here for winter picnics. The waterfall is surrounded by dense and thick forest attract thousands of visitors. Rani Duduma fall is a top attraction and the best place to visit in the Koraput district.

Putsil Mountain Point

According to Census 2011 information the location code or village code of Putsil village is 429997. Putsil village is located in Pottangi tehsil of Koraput district in Odisha, India. It is situated 16km away from sub-district headquarter Pottangi (tehsildar office) and 38km away from district headquarter Koraput. As per 2009 stats, Dudhari is the gram panchayat of Putsil village.

The total geographical area of village is 342 hectares. Putsil has a total population of 384 peoples, out of which male population is 177 while female population is 207. Literacy rate of putsil village is 32.03% out of which 49.72% males and 16.91% females are literate. There are about 105 houses in putsil village. Pincode of putsil village locality is 764036.

Koraput Coffee Garden

Odisha is not a state that comes to your mind when someone talks about coffee plantations and I am sure most people have not even heard of Koraput District. Nevertheless, Koraput Coffee is a thing and now they are putting more effort into branding and trying to come out of obscurity