Dumduma waterfall is a majestic waterfall that falls from a height of 157.5 meters is at a distance of 92 Kms from Koraput. and about 177 km from Visakhapatnam and 557 km from the state capital Bhubaneswar. It forms a part of the boundary between Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.
Duduma Waterfalls is one of the highest waterfalls in India. Its waters support a large hydroelectric project called Machkund Hydro Electric Power Project located at ‘Onukudelli’. Machkund is an important place for pilgrimage.
The name Machkund derived from a pilgrimage point called ‘Matsya Kunda’near the township of Paderu in Andhra Pradesh.
A beautiful township called ‘Onukudelli’ has grown around this lovely place. The aboriginal tribe of ‘Bondas’ lives near this waterfalls. It has two sub-waterfalls one on the Odisha side and the other on the Andhra Pradesh side. The waterfalls lie in picturesque surroudings. It is one of the best tourist spots in Southern India.
The waterfall is being utilized for a huge hydroelectric project. Just 3 km away from Dumduma is a small village called Ankadeli that attracts tourists to the weekly market on Thursdays where the most primitive tribes ‘the Bondas’ come from the nearby dense forests
The Duduma Waterfall is formed by the Machkund river in Odisha & Andhra Pradesh states of India.