Duduma Waterfall of Machkund

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duduma waterfallDuduma Waterfall of Machkund, also known as “Matsya Tirtha” falls from a height of 175 meters. A hydro – electric project with its winch developed amidst deep greenery is a place for pleasure. Three KMs away from Duduma waterfall, a small village of Ankadeli draws the attention of foreign tourists to its weekly markets on Thursdays where the most primitive tribe “the Bondas”, come from the remote, inaccessible dense forest.Jolaput is known for its newly constructed dam reservoir. The lake formed by the dam is 68.2 Sq. Kms. It’s a picnic spot, 88 Kms from Koraput.

Duduma Waterfalls is one of the highest waterfalls in Southern India. Its waters support a large hydroelectric project called Machkund Hydro Electric Power Project. Machkund is an important place for pilgrimage. The name Machkund derived from a pilgrimage point called ‘Matsya Kunda’near the township of Paderu in Andhra Pradesh. A beautiful township called ‘Onukudelli’ has grown around this lovely place. The aboriginal tribe of ‘Bondas’ live near this waterfalls. It has two sub-waterfalls one on the Odisha side and the other on the Andhra Pradesh side. The waterfalls lie in picturesque surroundings. It is one of the best tourist spots in Southern India.

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