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"City of Fresh-Water lakes"

Jeypore Tourism

Jeypore, also spelled Jayepore, is a large city in the state of Odisha and is famous for its fresh water lakes, waterfalls and valleys. Jeypore is home to about 62 affiliated communities such as Gond, Dhruba, Paraja, Koya.

Situated at the southern boundary of Odisha, Jeypore is connected with Andhra Pradesh in south. The city has its own historic significance and is the second largest city after Berhampur of south Odisha. Locally pronounced as 'Joypur' and the literal meaning of Jayepore is 'City of Victory'. Visiting Jayepore is a welcome break for tourists who want to take a break from the city life.

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A Land Full of History

Jeypore is the second biggest city in the state, Brahmapur being the first. It is an important city of this state accompanied by Cuttack, Rourkela, Puri, Brahmapur, Balasore, Sambalpur and Bhubhaneshwar. The hills belonging to the eastern ghats and the Araku hills circumscribe Jeypore. Jeypore is widely known for its famous annual Rath Yatra. Besides this rath yatra, the Ghata Porbo, is another popularly celebrated festival here. This festival is also called the Thakurani Yatra, literally meaning the procession of a goddess. This festival is normally held during the summers. Apart from this, Jeypore is also recognised for its awe-inspiring Dussehra celebrations.

Suggested Itinerary for Jeypore

Day 1: Visit the Gupteshwar Caves and the Sabara Srikhetra. Post lunch, enjoy the rest of your day at the Shakti waterfall and the Maligura.

Day 2: Visit the Jagganath Sagar and the Jeypore Park. Post lunch, relax at the Kolab reservoir.

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How to Reach Jeypore

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The nearest airport to Jeypore is located in Vishakhapatnam, around 237 km away. The visitors can board a bus or catch a train to Jeypore. It is an adventurous ride as the route mainly covers the panoramic view of the Araku Valley. 

How to reach Jeypore by flight

Vishakhapatnam houses the nearest airport for Jeypore, almost 259 km away. Taxis are easily available for hire from the airport to Jeypore.

How to reach Jeypore by road

One of the preferable ways to reach Jayepore is by road. Regular bus services under Government are run on regular basis. One of the cheapest, effective and uncomfortable means to reach Jayepore. Buses are also available from Andhra Pradesh, the nearby state.

How to reach Jeypore by train

Jeypore also has its own railway station. This railway station is properly linked to the other important railway stations in the state.

Local transport in Jeypore

Jayepore is well connected with other nearby cities but there are some roads which are in a pathetic condition. Rickshaws are available.

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Jeypore, Odisha
Kolab Hydro Electric power reservoir and Botanical Garden
Gupteshwar Caves
Duduma Waterfalls

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What is famous about Jeypore?

Easily accessible. Famous for an excellent quality of cashews.

What is not so good about Jeypore?

The weather can be very hot and humid. It may get heavily crowded during festivals.

Who should visit Jeypore?

Jeypore is an ideal destination for nature lovers as it offers ample opportunities to delve into village walks and nature sightseeing. It is perfect for everyone, be it a group of friends, family or couples as it holds a promise of utmost excitement and fun. It can also be visited by history lovers.

What is the best time to visit Jeypore?

October to February are the best months for a trip to Jeypore. Summers in Jeypore is really harsh. Winters are cold, but manageable for tourists. One should also avoid monsoons as this region of the country receives heavy rainfall.
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What is the local food in Jeypore?

Food in Jayepore compliments its culture and traditions. There are Odiya dishes like ala pakhala, machha besara and south Indian like Idli, dosa, upma etc. which are mostly loved by the people here. Besides these, there are Punjabi dhaba, gujrati hotels, chaat stalls and rolls stalls which are commonly found in the vicinity. People around Jayepore love to treat themselves with sweets after the main course. Some of the best sweets are Rasgulla, chena podo, and there is also a food joint Ambaguda which is famous for its delicious rasmalais. And the world famous cashews of Jayepore which truly deserves a try. The cashew industries in Jayepore are already on the road to triumph and is blooming each day.
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What is the best way to reach Jeypore?

The nearest airport to Jeypore is located in Vishakhapatnam, around 237 km away. The visitors can board a bus or catch a train to Jeypore. It is an adventurous ride as the route mainly covers the panoramic view of the Araku Valley. 
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What are the things to do in Jeypore?

The top things to do in Jeypore are Bagara, Kolab Hydro Electric power reservoir and Botanical Garden, Sunabeda, Gupteshwar Caves, Shakti waterfalls., Duduma Waterfalls. You can see all the places to visit in Jeypore here

What are the places near Jeypore?

The top places near to Jeypore are Araku valley which is 67 km from Jeypore, Visakhapatnam which is located 147 km from Jeypore, Ananthagiri hills which is located 86 km from Jeypore, Nizamabad which is located 165 km from Jeypore, Vizianagaram which is located 121 km from Jeypore

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