Koraput located in the green valley contemplating immaculate freshness, was established on 1st April, 1936. Decorated by forests, waterfalls, terraced valleys and darting springs, the District draws the nature loving people. The Koraput District lies at 17.4 degree to 20.7 degree North latitude and 81.24 degree to 84.2 degree east longitude. The Koraput is bounded by Rayagada in the east, Bastar District of Chhattisgarh in the west and Nabarangpur District in the south.
The District covers an area of 8379 sq km consisting total 11,80,637 population as per 2001 census. The District has got 2 sub divisions namely Koraput and Jeypore. There are total 14 Tahsils, 14 Blocks, only one Municipality, 3 NACs, 23 Police stations, 2028 Villages and 226 Gram Panchayats functioning in the Koraput District.
The KOraput headquarters situated 2,900 ft. above sea level. Also known as “Sabar Shrikshetra”. The Tribal Museum behind the temple caters to and educates the tourists about the culture & heritage of the tribal’s.
Important cave shrine of Lord Shiva situated on a lime stone hill on the bank of river Kolab, surrounded by natural Scenery. The sacred ‘Lingam’ called Gupteswar, literally meaning, ‘Hidden God’. Shivaratri is the major festival which attracts a large number of visitors.
A village stands between Koraput and Sunabeda. The famous Sri Ram Temple situated in the locality is widely known for the highest kneeling Hanuman Statue in Odisha. Ram Navami festival is popularly celebrated every year which attracts a large number of devotees.
Kolab-At an altitude of about 3000 ft. above sea level on river Kolab, stands the majestic Kolab Reservoir generating Hydro Electric Power. The place is highly admired for its scenic beauty, attracting people for weekend picnic & boating.
Jeypore city of victory & the palace of erstwhile Jeypore estate. The old fort is encircled by high masonry wall with an imposing gateway. A mile and a half wide great water tank, west of the town, known as Jagannath Sagar. Jeypore, developed as the center of trade in Koraput, is also famous for paper mask crafts.