The town of Jeypore is located in the Koraput District of Orissa. The Eastern Ghats and the Araku hills surround it on three sides and Chattisgarh falls on the western side. The town of Jeypore reflects the history of Orissa in the form of temples and ancient forts.
The waterfall of Bagra is a major sightseeing location of Jeypore, situated on River Kolab. It is also a picnic spot. The Shiva Temple of Papadahandi is also a very popular tourist destination.
Nandapur is famous for housing the ‘Batris Simhasan’ (a throne with 32 steps). Many tourists also visit the waterfall of Duduma, which has been formed by the Machhakund River. The water of this waterfall is utilised to run a hydroelectric project. Machhakund is also a major place for the pilgrims and locally known as ‘Matsya Tirtha’.
Another popular tourist attraction of Jeypore is Minna Jhola, nestled at the convergence of the three rivers. The Shiva Temple here attracts lot of tourists during Shiv Ratri. There is also a lake called Jagannath Sagar, situated at the heart of the town. The lake is flanked by park and play grounds.
Tourists also flock to view Demoli, which is the highest mountain peak of Orissa. A visit to the Kolab Botanical Garden, located adjacent to the Kolab reservoir is also a popular weekend picnic spot for the people of Jeypore.
Shakti Waterfalls, locally called ‘S’ waterfall is another popular tourist destination. This place serves as a popular camping ground for the youth of Jeypore and surrounding places. Jeypore is also known for the Gupteshwar Caves, which is a lime stone cave, discovered few years back. The prime attraction of the place is a Shivalinga.