Duduma Waterfalls

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Duduma Waterfall
ଡୁଡୁମା ଜଳପ୍ରପାତ
Raniduduma Koraput.jpg
Duduma Waterfalls is located in Odisha
Duduma Waterfalls
Waterfall place in Odisha
Location Koraput District, Odisha, India
Coordinates 18°31′6.68″N 82°27′12.83″E / 18.5185222°N 82.4535639°E / 18.5185222; 82.4535639Coordinates: 18°31′6.68″N 82°27′12.83″E / 18.5185222°N 82.4535639°E / 18.5185222; 82.4535639
Type Horsetail
Total height 157 meter
Number of drops 1

The Duduma Waterfall is situated in koraput district Odisha & Andhra Pradesh states of India.[1][2][3]

Characteristics

The horsetail waterfall is 175 metres (574 ft) in height and is formed by the MACHHKUND river.

Etymology

The name Machkund derived from a pilgrimage point called 'Matsya Kunda'near the township of Paderu in Andhra Pradesh.

Hydroelectric Project

Machhakund(Duduma) Hydroelectric Project is located near Duduma Falls between the Andhra Pradesh and Orissa Border.[4] It is a collaborative project of Government of Andhra Pradesh and Government of Odisha. The project, consisting of 6 units, has an installed capacity of 120 MW.

Tourisim

Machkund is an important place for pilgrimage. 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. Duduma is about 92 km from Koraput and about 177 km from Visakhapatnam. It forms a part of the boundary between Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.

See also

References

  1. ^ "MACHHKUND (Duduma) | Koraput District : Odisha". Retrieved 2019-01-21.
  2. ^ "Duduma Waterfall". siliconindia.com. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  3. ^ whereincity.com: Duduma Waterfall - Koraput
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-15. Retrieved 2013-03-11.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)


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