Sunabeda is a town in Koraput district, India. It is the known as the Kashmir of Odisha, one of the coldest region, ideal for summer seasons holiday spenders.
The small township is spread across 10 square kilometers and house only families that are directly or indirectly associated with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. The entire township is well planned and is a neat place. Plenty of green spots, a whole lot of evergreen trees everywhere and excellent drainage systems. Take a road in any direction and within minutes you will be at the foothills of the eastern ghats. Plenty of picnic spots.
The nearest city to Sunabeda is Visakhapatnam - 196 km (via Pottangi, Salur, Vizianagaram) and 214 km (via Araku, Paderu, Anakapalle). Bhubaneswar, the capital of Odisha is 484 km via Salur, Rajam, Srikakulam, Brahmapur, Tangi. Other cities/towns nearby are-
- Jagdalpur 115 km
- Raipur 403 km via Jagdalpur, Kondagaon, Dhamtari
- Malkangiri 145 km Via Jeypore
- Bhadrachalam 317 km via Jeypore, Malkangiri, Sukma, Konta
- Vizianagaram 127 km via Pottangi, Salur
- Rayagada 129 km via Koraput, Kakiriguma
By train, there are many ways to reach Sunabeda. One of them is to get down at Koraput railway station, which is the major railhead in an area of about 200 square kilometres. As of 2013, there are 3 platforms at the station, with 12 trains halting at it. The trains here are Sambalpur-Koraput Pass. (Up-down), Durg-Jagdalpur Tri-Weekly, Howrah-Koraput-Jagdalpur, Rourkela-Koraput, Bhubaneswar-Koraput-Jagdalpur Hirakhand Exp., Visakhapatnam-Kirandul Pass., and Visakhapatnam-Rayagada-Koraput Pass/Exp. From Koraput, there are Frequent buses and taxis to Sunabeda. Other option is through Damanjodi. However it is a small station. Most people prefer to get down at Vizianagaram, Bobbili or Visakhapatnam and from there get a Bus or Taxi within 2 to 6 hours.
Frequent taxi services are available from Vizianagaram, Bobbili, Visakhapatnam, Jagdalpur, Koraput, and Rayagada.
Nearest airport is Visakhapatnam, 187 km away. Other airports nearby are at Raipur (405 km) and Bhubaneswar (487 km)
- ss nad sunabeda. it is a naval armament depot
As it situated near to the Andhara Pradesh border about 50 km you will find traditional south Indian food, north Indian food, Chinese and tandoori.
The most famous items are the snacks in the evening or morning like samosas, chat, pani poori and other delicious items and sweets.