Padua Town

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Padua is located in Odisha
Location in Orissa, India
Coordinates: 18°13′N 82°25′E / 18.22°N 82.42°E / 18.22; 82.42Coordinates: 18°13′N 82°25′E / 18.22°N 82.42°E / 18.22; 82.42
Country  India
State Odisha
District Koraput
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Padua Town is an Indian town located on the highway route from Araku, Andhra Pradesh to Jeypore, Odisha. It is a small town located on the eastern edge of the reservoir created by Jalaput Dam.

Padua also lies on the train route of Kirandul to Vishakhapatnam passenger train that runs between the Indian states of Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh.[1] Padua railway station is located 4 km north of the town.


Padua has a population of 1,368 persons which consists of 675 males and 693 females as per the latest census.[2]


Padua is a scenic location with some tourist interest due to the Jolaput lake nestled in adjoining hills.

Evening View of Jolaput lake from Padua town