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About Koraput

Koraput is a woody scenery entrenched amid hills and mountain terrains. There is the dazzling Araku valley between the neighboring state of Andhra Pradesh on one end and Odisha on other end. Salur Ghat that unites National Highway 43 (NH 43) and other parts of Odisha to this town is situated away from the busy city. Absolutely encompassing the Eastern Ghats, the ghat roads are a splendor in them — clouds thump at your panes and if you are fortunate enough you may grasp a glance of thousands of butterflies flickering around which has a treat in itself.

About Koraput

Shabara Shrikhetra Jagannath Temple is one of the most popular tourist destination attracting visitors from far and wide. Koraput and the close by regions have an affluent source of natural resources, mineral deposits, herbs and hydro power. The “Panchpatmali mines” situated close to Damanjodi which is about 30 kilometers from Koraput is regarded as one of the biggest bauxite ore mines in the country. The National Aluminum Company Limited (NALCO) has set up its refinery plant near the city and the extracted bauxite is treated in the plant.

Brief History of Koraput

Koraput has seen rule of various dynasties including Satavahans ,Ikshvakus, Nalas, Ganga kings and kings of Surya. The district was a division of the former Madras Presidency and was then separated to become a region of the then Orissa state on 1 April 1936. In October, 1992, owing to provide better development the Koraput district was divided leading to the origin of four districts namely Malkangiri, Rayagada and Nabarangpur district. At present it is one ogf the fast developing regions of Odisha. Read More..........................

Geography and Climate of Koraput

Koraput informationsKoraput coordinates at 17.4 degree to 20.7 degree North latitude and 81.24 degree to 84.2 degree east longititude. Koraput is bordered by Visakhapatanam in the south, Malkangiri to the west, Nabarangpur District in the north, Rayagada district in the east. It occupies a metropolitan area of approximately 8,379.00 and at an elevation is at 927 meters. This region belongs to eastern India. The district experiences tropical climate with winters extremely cold and hot in summer. The city experiences normal to heavy rainfall during spring. During summer the temperature is between 29°C to 40°C. Although Oriya is the local language Hindi is also widely spoken. Read More.........................

Art and Culture of Koraput

The region on a whole places itself as a soil of fineness in fine art and beautiful handicraft and conventional art forms which fashions an affluent inheritance of a prehistoric civilization. Handicrafts have kept clutch of their hardened conventional principles along with the originality and charisma of their own. Exquisiteness and efficacy coalesce in them. Devoted toil of the crafts man have proficiency in pebble work, silver Jewellery, timber craft, terracotta, textile dye in cotton, tussar and silk and many more.

Fairs and Festivals of Koraput

Profile of Koraput

The city of Koraput presents a distinctive view of the rich cultural and ethnic heritage which is widely replicated in the festivals celebrated by the people. Fairs organized by the government in coordination with the local indigenous people further focus on the essence of Koraput culture and lifestyle. This attracts numerous tourists to the city to catch a view of the cultural ethnicity of the people of Koraput. Every festival and fair is rejoiced with lot of charisma. Some of the famous festivals of the city include Chaitra Paraba which is celebrated in the month of Chaitra where men go for hunting and women sing and dance. The Parab festival is celebrated with various programmes like crafts exhibition, boat racing and other competition. Apart from these the people rejoice other festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali, Eid etc.

Koraput Tourism

The Koraput district as a tourist location offers many destinations for the tourists to rejoice and be familiar with the cultural ethnicity of the district. Some of the prominent tourist’s locations are Sabara Shrikhetra Jagannath Temple renowned for the Rath Yatra, Tribal Museum, Dumuriput temple, Sunabeda, Duduma Waterfall, Gupteswar Temple. For More Click Here

Shopping in Koraput

If you are on travel to the region then make sure that you take back home some of the beautiful handicraft, handloom and other tribal products. These crafts and items are of immense demand in India and in the global market. Apart from these one should make a visit to the Parab festival which showcases the talent of the tribal culture, their handicrafts and their folk arts. Ethnic crafts are simple and imaginative. The universal items of produce are baskets, textiles, accessories with inventive field for use by indigenous community. Tribal art portray the exquisiteness and ease of their life. The steadiness of cultural civilization through the former period, present and prospect is also upheld through traditional art.

Transportation in Koraput

Inputs about Koraput

The region has a good connectivity with further regions of the state as well as to several chief cities of adjoining states, by modes of rail and road. National highway 43 (NH43) links Raipur and Visakhapatnam and passes through Koraput. There are plenty of buses which ply from Vishakhapatnam to Koraput. There are number of private cabs available from Vishakhapatnam which would take you through the beautiful ghat roads with the charges about Rs.200-300 per person. The buses which travel to Jeypore, Jagdalpur, Umerkote also halts in Koraput. The city has a good rail network connecting Rayagada, Visakhapatnam, Jagdalpur, Howrah, Bhubaneswar, Rourkela. Read More....................

Koraput at a glance

State: Odisha
Metropolitan Area: 8,807
Languages Spoken: Oriya, Hindi, English
Altitude: 2,850 ft
Winter Temperature: 5 °C - 26°C
Summer Temperature: 22°C - 39°C
Best Time to Visit: September to March
STD Code: 06852
Major Tourists Attractions: Sabara Shrikhetra Jagannath Temple, Tribal Museum, Dumuriput temple, Sunabeda, Duduma Waterfall, Gupteswar Temple.
Major Festivals: Dussehra, Sankaranti, Diwali, Ganesh Chathurti
Major Fairs: Parab, Mutyalamma Yatra