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Best Time: Oct-Feb Read More

Ideal duration: 1 day

Nearest Airport: Visakhapatnam Check Flights

"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.

Restaurants and 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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One Day Itinerary

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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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

Easily accessible. Famous for an excellent quality of cashews.

What's Not So Great?

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

For Whom?

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.

How 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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