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Salepur is located in Odisha
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 20°29′N 86°06′E / 20.48°N 86.10°E / 20.48; 86.10Coordinates: 20°29′N 86°06′E / 20.48°N 86.10°E / 20.48; 86.10
Country  India
State Odisha
District Cuttack
 • Total 205.54 km2 (79.36 sq mi)
Elevation 27 m (89 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 174,655
 • Density 850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
 • Official Oriya
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 754 202
Telephone code 91.671
Vehicle registration OR-05
Area and population are for the entire Salepur block.

Salepur (also known as Salipur)(ସାଲେପୁର) is a town in the district of Cuttack, and the headquarters of the Salepur block. It is situated near the bank of river Chitrotpala, 25 km from the city of Cuttack and 55 km from the state capital Bhubaneswar.

Name's Relevance[edit]

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-5 which connects to Calcutta and Madras. Besides SH-9A also connects to the nearby cities/towns like Cuttack, Kendrapara, Patamundai, Rajnagar, and Aul.

By Rail: The nearest major railway station at Cuttack 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.

  • Major Highway: 9A (Cuttack - Salepur - Kendrapara - Chandabali)
  • Major Railway Station: Cuttack (25 km)
  • Nearest Airport: Biju Patnaik Airport (60 km)
  • Nearby Cities/Towns: Cuttack (25 km W), Chhatia (20 km N), Kendrapara (25 km E)


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 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[edit]

  • Temples: Kulia Hanuman Temple, Kalagni Temple, Saheshwari Temple,Sidheswar Temple, Bateshwara Temple, Visheshwara Temple, Gangeswar Shiv temple, Garuda Temple, Jadedeswar temple near badapokari Talapada, Chateswar Temple, Krishna Pur
  • Scenic beauty: Chitrotpala river bank, Kadamkanta jungle.

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

India's largest Siphon-cum-Bridge at Salipur
  • Fairs and festivals: Munsi Melana (Dola Jatra),

Salipur Bali Yatra(near chitrotpala river bank), Car festival at Saheshwari Temple, Utkal Utsav on 1 April near Sishua Syphon over river Chittotpala, Dusserah, Lakshmi Puja (Manabasa Gurubar), and Kaali Puja, Deepavali, Raja Parba, Saraswati Puja, Ganesh Puja, Bali Yatra, Pana Jatra/Patua Jatra at Gangeswar Temple near Raisungra etc.


  • Salipur College, Institute Pharmacy & Technology, a pharmacy college of Odisha
  • Ekram Rasul High School, Salipur High School, Salepur Girl's High School, Sarswati Sishu Bidya Mandira, Salipur English medium school,j Salipur Public School, st. Xavier, etc.
  • Technical institute in sweets (ITI in sweets) and other ITI centers
  • Jamia Markazul Uloom Sungra (Muslim University)

Notable people born in Salepur[edit]

  1. Madhusudan Das
  2. Prana Krushna Parija
  3. Baishnaba Pani


Current MLA from Salepur (GE) Assembly Constituency is Samal of Indian National Congress, who won the seat in State elections in 2014 against Prasanta Behera of (Biju Janta Dal).[1] He has stated that Harvard University has 40,000 student. Other previous MLAs from this seat were Prakash Ch Behera of INC who won this seat in 1995, and Mayadhar Shethi who had won this seat representing INC in 1985 and representing INC(I) in 1980.Rabi Kar is one of the good politicians of Salepur . Lulu Mahapatra Present Youth congress president, and former College president Mr. Hassan are upcoming congress leaders[1] Jairampur is an old & popular village in salipur area. Dr.Nrusingha charan Parjia is a well known senior homeopathic doctor in Salipur. Prabina Kumar Kanungo is a renowned Advocate in Odisha High Court.


  1. ^ "State Elections 2004 - Partywise Comparison for 41-Salepur Constituency of Odisha". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-09-18. 

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332 news items


Sat, 21 Nov 2015 06:26:15 -0800

Bhubaneswar: While Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) led by its president Prasad Harichandan held its third phase 'Jagaran Padyatra' in Cuttack district's Salepur block on Saturday, over hundred dissident Congress workers from the block have ...


Tue, 24 Nov 2015 05:41:15 -0800

As per reports, the two nabbed have been identified as Satyanarayan Das and Alekh Budaik. The cause behind the murder is said to be past enmity. The murdered auto driver, Ramesh Sahu, of Salepur was staying at CDA area in Cuttack city. His body was ...


Sat, 12 Sep 2015 06:52:30 -0700

Bhubaneswar: The fugitive Baba Ananda Atma alias Alok Bisoi of Rameshwar Ananda Atma Ashram in Salepur has reportedly been detained by the Salepur police late on Saturday afternoon. Talking to PrameyaNews7 over phone Salepur SDPO Suryakanta ...
The New Indian Express
Fri, 30 Oct 2015 18:18:45 -0700

SALEPUR: he State Government has ordered a Crime Branch probe into the murder of Ashok Patra inside Ananda Atma Ashram at Rameswar under Salepur police station limits. As per reports, Ashok Patra alias Sandha of Chahapada village was brutally ...
Times of India
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 22:28:19 -0800

Moreover, famous foods of other districts like Rasagola of Salepur, Jhili of Nimapada, Chhenapoda of Nayagarh, Rasabali of Kendrapada , Dahibara Aloodum of Cuttack, other odia cakes like Odishi Pitha, Manda pitha , Poda pitha will be exhibited there.
The New Indian Express
Sat, 21 Nov 2015 15:37:30 -0800

SALEPUR: The body of a 30-year-old auto-rickshaw driver was found lying in a pool of blood over Birupa river bridge on NH-5 at Jagatpur on Saturday. The body bore deep cut marks on face, neck and ear. The youth has been identified as Ramesh Chandra ...
The New Indian Express
Sun, 15 Nov 2015 16:00:00 -0800

SALEPUR: The Orissa High Court has directed Additional Director General of Police, Crime Branch, Economic Offences Wing (EOW), Bhubaneswar to take over investigation into Ashirbad Chit Fund Agency cheating case, which is being probed by Olatpur ...
The New Indian Express
Thu, 19 Nov 2015 16:33:45 -0800

SALEPUR: Self help is the best help. The adage fits in for villagers of Sudusailo under Kantapada block. With the local administration failing to address their water issues, they took the initiative to give a new lease of life to the dried-up Devi ...

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