Koraput is one of the most pristine, scenic valley in southern tips of Odisha which boarders to Andhra Pradesh in east and Chatishgarh on west. Not only the picturesque landscape but also its culturally rich Tribal population makes this destination stand apart from others. Due to its average height of appox one thousand meters from MSL , Koraput can be visited in any season. The Rain, the winter, the Spring and Summer – all joins to beautify this valley.
Apart for nature, the dominant Tribal culture in this region takes you back to a time less era as the local tribes here still live here with their own rituals, practice which is different than mainstream Hindu Religion. The weekly market or HAAT where they still batter, the Dance with drum bits in each occasion, the songs by women during plantation of rice are common sights at Koraput Valley and can bring you an unforgettable moment.
The waterfalls at Duduma, the Holy Shiva caves at Gupteswar , the Sabar Srikhetra temple at Koraput, Onkadeli weekly market for Bonda tribes, Textiles at Kotpad , Hills at Deomali are some of the highlights which is not to be missed during your visit to Koraput.
It is worth while to mention here that ,Koraput is one of the rare destination which is awarded with GIAHS (Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System )award by UN for its indigenous agriculture system.BONDA, GODABA, PARAJA , DHURUBA, DIDAHI ,MALI, RANA are the common tribes or habitants who deserve this award for their aged old tradition of farmng.
Koraput is well connected by road, train from Bhubaneswar , Visakhapatnam and the nearest airport is Visakhapatnam (vtz) which is almost four hour drive. You need to have about a week to explore KORAPUT and its cultural, natural beauty.