Koraput District located in the backdrop of green valley’s contemplating immaculate freshness, was established on 1st April, 1936. Decorated by forests, waterfalls, terraced valleys and darting springs, the District draws the nature loving people. The District is bounded by Rayagada in the east, Bastar District of Chhatisgarh in the west and Malkangiri District in the south. As far as the history of the District is concerned, the region of Koraput existed far back in the 3rd century BC when it belonged to the valiant and dreaded Atavika people. The region was ruled by several dynasties, like Satavahanas, Ikshvakus, Nalas, Ganga kings and kings of Suryavanshi, who nominated the Koraput region before the arrival of British. Finally the Koraput became a District in the year 1936.
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Nearest airport is at Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), 202 kms from Koraput. The Biju Patnaik International Airport at Bhubaneswar is 494 kms.
Koraput is a rail head. The other nearest railheads are Visakhapatnam (202 kms) and Vizianagaram (150 kms).
On N.H. 43 Koraput is well connected by frequent Bus services to different cities of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.