Sunabeda, Jeypore

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Sunabeda is home to the engine division of HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited). It is around 40 km away from Jeypore and it is blessed with some verdant and lush valleys. Among these, the most famous is the exotic wildlife sanctuary which inhibits tiger, leopards, barking deer, hyena, sloth bear, gaur, sambar, chital, pea fowl, hill myna and partridge along with several species of reptiles.

The Sunabeda Tiger Conservation Program focuses on the healthy growth of tiger population in India. The forests in Sunabeda have been characterised by a series of hillocks with steep slopes. Three rivers and eleven streams flow through this place.

A very ancient Jagganath Temple also lies in Sunabeda which is famous for its annual Rath Yatra. Inside the premises of this temple other temples of Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha and Goddess Laxmi are also present.

Another Lord Shiva temple is present on the top of the hill along with Goddess Parvati temple at the bottom of hill which is considered to be one of the oldest temples in the town.

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