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Kolab Dam Jeypore in Odisha – A travel blog by Santosh Panda


Jeypore is the largest town after Bramhapur of south Odisha and the Sub-Division of Koraput district. Along with Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Sambalpur, Rourkela, Puri and Bramhapur, Jeypore is one of the prominent places of Odisha.
Jeypore pronounced as Joypur in Odia, literally means “The City of Victory”. Nature has given Jeypore generously waterfalls, dense green forests. This is also a prominent business place on southern Odisha. It is encompassed by hills of the Eastern Ghats and the more famous Araku hills on three sides like a horse shoe with the western side opening up to Chhattisgarh in central India. It is the business hub for the district and southern Odisha.


Kolab Dam is at an altitude of about 3000 ft. above sea level on river Kolab. This majestic Kolab Reservoir generates Hydro Electric Power. The place is highly admired for its scenic beauty, attracting people for weekend picnic and boating.
Jeypore and its surrounding areas are a nature lover’s delight. Owing to its geographical position among the hills it is endowed with scenic beauty. The green hills, fresh water lakes and springs make it a treat of nature. There is an enormous untapped tourism industry that the place has to offer.


Kolab Botanical Garden that stands beside the Majestic Kolab reservoir is ideal for weekend picnic for people all over the district. This place is highly admired for its scenic beauty, attracting tourists for weekend picnic and boating.
The well maintained botanical garden has over 200 varieties of flowering plants. Even the night view of the reservoir is worth experiencing..

You just can’t afford to miss this place of Jeypore !!