Tourist Attractions in Padua
Padua consists of some of the most picturesque wonders of nature like the Rani Duduma Waterfalls, Nageshwari Caves, Sili Caves, Duduma Dam, Deomari which represents the highest point of the mountains of the Eastern Ghats, the tribal village of Kulabi, Macchkonda Lake and others. Padua is located at a distance of 30 km from Araku and 130 km is from Vishakhapatnam. From the area of Koraput, Padua is about 70 kms away.
A temple of Lord Jagannath, known as 'Sabar Shrikhetra', which has been constructed on the top of a hill is a celebrated tourist centre which is based in Padua. Nisanimunda and a tribal museum are amongst the unique tourist attractions of the region of Padua. One can enjoy lovely views of the coffee plantations which are present in the hills of Ananthagiri, while one is approaching Araku Valley. Araku Valley is a beautiful tourist destination which can be reached from Padua.
Visitors might also opt to visit Borra Caves, which is existent at a distance of 49 km from the main area of Padua. Stalagmite and stalactite formations are the chief attractions in these caves. They are located at a height of about 705 m. Gosthani River drains these caves whose entrance measures about 75 m vertically and 100 m horizontally. Trekking is an interesting option for adventurous travellers and one can trek to Nageshwari Caves which are situated at a distance of about 4 km from the Borra Caves.
The time duration required to reach Koraput is 23 hours and the trains like Howrah-Koraput Express is a common link between Koraput and Howrah, via the area of Sambalpur. Cars are available which can be hired if one wishes to travel to Padua. Padua can also be reached from Vishakhapatnam through roadway. Padua can be easily visited anytime throughout the year.
Activities like angling and boating are amongst the favourite pastimes of the several tourists who visit Padua every year. Macchkuna Lake is renowned for its beauty and angling and trekking activities. Padua offers breathtaking sights, particularly when it is bathed with moonlight, and surrounded by the charm of natural wildness. One will be capable of treating his eyes to the natural marvels of a spectacular sunset over Macchkonda Lake.