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Salipur is located in Odisha
Location in Odisha, India
Salipur is located in India
Salipur (India)
Coordinates: 20°29′N 86°06′E / 20.48°N 86.10°E / 20.48; 86.10
Country India
 • BodyGovernment of Odisha
 • Total205.54 km2 (79.36 sq mi)
27 m (89 ft)
 • Total17,455
 • Density850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
 • OfficialOdia
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code0671
Vehicle registrationOR-05/OD-05
Area and population are for the entire Salepur block.

Salepur is a town in the district of Cuttack. It is situated near the bank of holy river Chitrotpala mother of Ganga, 25 km from the city of Cuttack and 55 km from the state capital Bhubaneswar.

Name's Relevance

The name Salepur is primarily derived from the combination of two words viz. sali (Paddy) and Pur (Place). It is due to the reason that Salepur belt is one of the largest producers of Paddy in the State of Odisha because of its highly fertile soil.


By Road: Salepur is well connected to all the nearby cities and towns by roads. SH-9A connects it to NH-16 which connects to Kolkata and Chennai. Besides SH-9A also connects to the nearby cities/towns like Cuttack, Kendrapara, Pattamundai, Rajnagar, Aul, and Chandbali.

By Rail: The nearest major railway station at Cuttack[1][2] is well connected to most of the cities both within and outside the state, which include New Delhi, Calcutta, Madras, Bhubaneswar, Puri, Vizag, Hyderabad, Agra, Guwahati, and Bangalore.

By Air: The nearest airport at Bhubaneswar (1 hour drive) is one of the major international airports in eastern India and is well connected to all the major cities in the Country.


The cuisine is specific Oriya food. But this place has the recognition in the field of sweets which are widely prepared and mouth watering delicious.


Rasagolla made by Bikalananda Kar[3] is one of the prime attractions here and also Odisha famous. Canned rasagollas from Salepur are exported to different parts of Odisha, India and abroad. Other Oriya confections, such as Chhena Poda, and Rasaballi are sold here.

Places of interest

Asia's second largest and India's largest siphon-cum-bridge is in Salipur.

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Salipur college gate
India's largest Siphon-cum-Bridge at Salepur near Raghabapur Village.

Utkal Mahotsava(Salipur High School Ground), Car festival at Saheshwari Temple, Dusserah, Lakshmi Puja (Manabasa Gurubara) and Kaali Puja, Deepavali, Raja Parba, Saraswati Puja, Ganesh Puja, Pana Jatra/Patua Jatra at Gangeswar Temple near Raisungura.


Notable people born in Salepur

  1. Madhusudan Das
  2. Surendra Mohanty


Current MLA from Salepur (GE) Assembly Constituency is Prasanta Behera (Kunia Bhai) of (BJD). Prakash Behera was the former MLA of Salipur Constituency from 2014-2019 from Indian National Congress(INC). Prior to him Chandra Sarathi Behera was MLA. CS Behera succeeded his father Kalindi Charan Behera. KC Behera held many Cabinet Rank Ministry too. Both Father Son duo from BJD. Before KC Behera Mr Rabi Behera was MLA ( INC) Who was also Son of Mr. Baidhar Behera, Congress ( was also MLA & MP). In 2019 he changed his party and joined to Bharatiya Janata Party after serving 20 years for INC.[7] Mayadhar Sethi of Congress was also MLA. Salepur Has a Block with a Chairman (SC Reserve) Under Salepur Tehsil.It cleared on 23 May 2019 that Sri. Prasant Behera became the MLA of Salipur.


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  7. ^ "Odisha MLA Prakash Chandra Behera joins BJP". The Hindu. 17 March 2019.