Located in the Koraput district of Odisha, Sunabeda is a township that was created in 1965 to accommodate HAL employees. This resulted in the displacement of the numerous native inhabitants of Sunabeda. Sunabeda has been rightly nicknamed ‘the Kashmir of Odisha,’ for recording some of the coldest temperatures in Odisha. The lush green flora of the Sunabeda hills makes it an ideal holiday spot for tourists who are looking for a peaceful vacation.
Places to Stay
There are few hotels in Sunabeda, two of which are Ramvilash Hotel and Bidhan Hotel. The tariff for the same can be obtained in person. It is a better option to stay at Koraput which is 20 km away.
The major language spoken in Koraput is Oriya. Alternately, Telugu and Hindi are spoken here as well.
The major cultural events in Sunabeda include the Rath Yatra, the Viswakarma Puja and Dussehra, usually in the month of October.
Places of Interest
Places such as the Lord Siva Temple (in Sunabeda), the Lord Ayyaappa Temple (in Sunabeda), the Jagannath Temple (in Sunabeda), the Sunabeda Wildlife Sanctuary (in Sunabeda) and Koraput (20 km from Sunabeda) are popular tourist spots.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Vishakhapatnam which is 133 km away.
Dumuriput, at a distance of 7 km is the nearest railway station from Sunabeda. The Koraput Junction, 20 km away is a major junction.
Sunabeda has a bus stand of its own with buses connecting to cities such as Cuttack, Bhubhaneshwar, Koraput and Jeypore (among others.)Private operators such as Royal Stars operate on this route. Booking bus tickets through ticketgoose.com is a hassle-free experience.