Duduma Waterfalls

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Duduma Waterfall
Raniduduma Koraput.jpg
Duduma Waterfalls is located in Odisha
Duduma Waterfalls
LocationKoraput District, Odisha, India and Visakhapatnam District, Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates18°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
TypeHorsetail
Total height157 meter
Number of drops1

The Duduma Waterfall is situated on the border of koraput and Visakhapatnam districts of Odisha & Andhra Pradesh states respectively in India.[1][2][3]

Characteristics[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

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

Hydroelectric Project[edit]

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.

Tourism[edit]

Machkund is a place of pilgrimage. A township called 'Onukudelli' has grown around this place. The aboriginal tribe of 'Bondas' live near the waterfall. It has two sub-waterfalls one on the Odisha side and the other on the Andhra Pradesh side. The waterfalls are one of the best tourist spots in Southern India.[citation needed]

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[edit]

References[edit]

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