About Gunupur

Gunupur is the second biggest town in Rayagada district of Odisha. Parlakhemundi, Parvathipuram and Rayagada are some of the nearby cities from here.

About Gunupur

Geography of Gunupur

With an average elevation of 272 feet or 83 meters above sea level, Gunupur bears the geographical coordinates of 19.08°N and 83.82°E. The town is located on the banks of River Bansadhara and outer part is completely covered with forests and hills with a lot of natural beauty. It is 50 KM towards East from the district headquarters of Rayagada & lies in the border of Rayagada district and Srikakulam district. Very close to the Andhra Pradesh border, the town is surrounded by Ramanaguda Tehsil towards West, Bhamini Tehsil towards South, Padmapur Tehsil towards North and Gummalakshmipuram Tehsil towards West.

Transport in Gunupur

SH17 and SH04 connect Gunupur to other cities of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh with frequent bus services operating here on different routes. From Gunupur railway station one can catch train to various parts of the state. Naupada railway station is another nearest one from here. Vishakhapatnam airport is the nearest one from here located at a distance of around 200 KM, however Bhubaneshwar airport is around 360 KM from here.

Gunupur Railway Station
Operated by: East Coast Railway
Line(s): Naupada-Gunupur section
Station code: GNPR
Zone(s): East Coast Railway

History and Culture of Gunupur

Prior to the British rule, Gunupur used to be a part of Jeypore Kingdom until 1781 CE and was ruled by Vikram Dev I. After the division of Jeypore Kingdom in 1781, it was ruled by Narasingh Dev under Gudari sub-kingdom. Gunupur again came under Jeypore KIngdom in 1920 and was ruled by Ramachandra Dev IV from 1920-1931 under British administration. The Odisha state was formed on April 1, 1936 and Gunupur came under Koraput district. Gunupur and Rayagada were carved out of Koraput district on October 2, 1992 to form a new district known as Rayagada.

Oriya is the local language spoken here along with Telugu. As per the census of 2011, city has a population of 28,870 with a fairly good sex ratio of 50% each. The average literacy rate in the city is 80.4% . There are many well-known educational institutes in the area today making it an educational hub for nearby regions.

Tourism in Gunupur

With a landscaped natural beauty, the city of Gunupur thrills its visitors with many beautiful destinations around. Below are some of the popular tourist places located here.

Padmapur: It is home to the famous shrine of Manikeswari Siva which is a 7th century temple. The temple is located around 20 KM from Gunupur and is identified to be the seat of Dharmakirti, the Buddhist-Logician-philosopher.

Majhighariani Temple:  Maa MajhiGhariani is very famous for Chaitra-Parba that is celebrated during March-April every year. There is a huge crowd of devotees visiting the temple during the day.

Minjhola: It is another beautiful tourist spot located around 70 kms from Gunupur. There is a beautiful temple of Lord Siva located here at the confluence of three rivers. One can experience a lot of natural beauty here amidst dense forests and rich wildlife.

There are many other tourist places that can be explored around Gunupur including Chatikona and Maa Markama Temple. Tourists can opt to stay in hotels located in and around Gunupur in Odisha.

Sree Satya Residency
Address: SH 4, Gunupur, Odisha 765022
Phone: 06857 250 088

Hotel Manikantha
Address: Gunupur, Odisha 765022

Hotel New Jyoti
Address: Gunupur, Odisha 765022

Sri Rama Lodge
Address: SH 4, Gunupur, Odisha 765022
Phone: 089841 31136

Restaurants in Gunupur

Amiya's Food Court
Address: SH 4, Gunupur, Odisha 765022
Phone: 079782 31744

RK Restaurant
Address: Gunupur, Odisha 765022

The New Green Chilly
Address: Gunupur, Odisha 765022
Phone: 090404 97141

Vamsi Krishna Restaurant
Address: Gunupur, Odisha 765022
Phone: 094373 38183

Hotel Abhiruchi
Address: SH 4, Gunupur, Odisha 765022

The New Mirch Masala
Address: Gunupur, Odisha 765022
Phone: 082705 90224

Pakwaan Family Restaurant
Address: Gunupur Bypass Rd, Gunupur, Odisha 765022
Phone: 094371 10062

Chat Shop
Address: Gunupur, Odisha 765022

Subham Fast Food Centre
Address: Gunupur, Odisha 765022

IFC Restaurant
Address: Gunupur, Odisha 765022
Phone: 082800 05678

Healthcare in Gunupur

Today Gunupur is able to meet public health demands of its residents. It has strong foundation in providing better healthcare services for the future. Gunupur already has few hospital along with chemist shops. But most importantly it has no dearth of qualified doctors including specialist doctors.
 
Government Hospital
Address: Gunupur, Odisha 765022

Vimla Health Centre
Address: Gandhi Nagar Street, Gunupur, Odisha 765022

Somonath Memorial Hospital
Address: Railway station, Gunupur, Odisha 765022
Phone: 094373 38454

Shyam Hospital
Address: Gunupur, Odisha 765022

Community Health Center
Address: Ramanaguda, SH-4, Rayagada Koraput Road, Gunupur, Odisha 765029

Primary Health Center
Address: Minajhala, SH-4, Rayagada Koraput Road, Gunupur, Odisha 765029

Chemists in Gunupur

Sarada Medicine Store
Address: Gunupur, Odisha 765022

Sri Satyasai Medical Store
Address: Gunupur, Odisha 765022
Phone: 097762 08178

Bhavani Medical Store
Address: Gunupur, Odisha 765022


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