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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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The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:07:30 -0700

SALEPUR:After years of neglect, the ancestral houses of Utkal Gaurav Madhusudan Das at Satyabhamapur village in Salepur block have been refurbished. Madhubabu was one of the prominent architects of modern Odisha. He was the first Odia to complete ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:07:30 -0700

Salepur: Mallipur village near Asureswar, about 20 km from here, was agog with activities as visitors thronged it to participate in the 11-day Ram navami festival. Offering a plethora of cultural activities, Mallipur turned a pilgrimage for the people ...

Times of India

Times of India
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:18:45 -0700

Last time, the neem tree for Lord Balabhadra's idol was traced to Salepur in Cuttack district. Trees for Lord Jagannath were found at Dadhimachhagadia in Khurda, and Devi Subhadra's at Malda (Puri district) and Sudarshan's at Niali in Cuttack district.

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:33:45 -0700

SALEPUR: Panic struck people of Tangi town after two tuskers strayed into the market area on Thursday. Locals ran helter-skelter to save their lives as the two elephants walked past the crowded market at around 11 am. However, the wild animals did not ...
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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:18:30 -0700

SALEPUR:Panic gripped Pratap Nagari under Cuttack Sadar police limits after locals found a seven-ft Gharial in Puri main canal on Sunday. While fishing in the canal near Water and Land Management Institute (WALMI), a local spotted the Gharial and ...
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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:33:45 -0700

SALEPUR: More than 300 Congress workers led by Tangi block Congress committee vice-president Biraja Rout gheraoed Tangi police station on Wednesday demanding withdrawal of a 'false' case registered against Congress workers. They also demanded ...
Odisha Sun Times
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:07:30 -0700

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Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:33:45 -0700

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