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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 internationl airports in eastern India, and is being upgraded to International standard by 2010.

  • 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.if you go 2 km from Salipur towards Kuan Pal road one more place called Bodamundai where you can get Chhena Jalebi which is really good. Ask for Baba Hotel.And also go for 7 to 8 KM from salipur towards kuan Pal one more place called Dharmatpur where you can get [(KAKARA)].

Places of interest[edit]

  • Temples: Kulia Hanuman Temple, Kalagni Temple, Saheshwari 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 etc. 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
  4. Jagamohan Lala
  5. Molana Akhthar Sahab
  6. Molana Ismail Sahab
  7. sangram keshari patra


Current MLA from Salepur (GE) Assembly Constituency is Chandra Sarathi Behera of BJD, who won the seat in State elections in 2009 against Prakash Chandra Behera of (Indian national congress).[1] Other previous MLAs from this seat were Rabindra Ku Behera of INC who won this seat in 1995, and Mayadhar Shethi who had won this seat representing 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. Sukanta Kumar Behera is a renowned Advocate in Odisha High Court.

Salepur is part of Kendrapara (Lok Sabha constituency).[2]


  1. ^ "State Elections 2004 - Partywise Comparison for 41-Salepur Constituency of Odisha". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-09-18. 
  2. ^ "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies of Odisha" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-09-18. 

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20 news items

The New Indian Express
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:11:15 -0700

By Express News Service - SALEPUR. Published: 18th April 2014 11:40 AM. Last Updated: 18th April 2014 11:40 AM. First name. Surname. Receiver's email. Email 0. Violence marred the second phase poll in Cuttack Sadar and Niali Assembly segments on ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 23:45:00 -0700

Addressing the gathering at Gopinathpur in Salepur block, Naveen said the BJD Government was fighting for Vikash (development) and Swabhiman (self-Respect) of the State. He called upon people to vote for Prasant Behera, the BJD candidate for Salepur ...
The New Indian Express
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:54:41 -0700

By Express News Service - SALEPUR. Published: 15th April 2014 11:17 AM. Last Updated: 15th April 2014 11:17 AM. More than five persons were injured in a pre-poll violence at Sorala village under Kusupur gram panchayat in Mahanga Assembly segment ...
The New Indian Express
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:11:15 -0700

By Express News Service - SALEPUR. Published: 12th April 2014 11:37 AM. Last Updated: 12th April 2014 11:43 AM. With election date inching closer, campaign by candidates in Mahanga Assembly segment has reached a feverish pitch. The segment is all ...
The New Indian Express
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 21:30:00 -0700

By Express News Service - SALEPUR. Published: 13th April 2014 09:55 AM. Last Updated: 13th April 2014 09:55 AM. On his second visit to Cuttack district on Saturday, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik addressed an election meeting at Banua in Mahanga ...
Times of India
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:52:30 -0700

KENDRAPADA: The Salepur assembly segment will witness a fierce electoral battle between BJD's Prasant Behera and Congress' Prakash Behera because in the last election Prakash was defeated by BJD's Chandra Sarathi Behera by a slender margin of ...

Business Standard

Business Standard
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 08:15:32 -0700

In addition to Kendrapara, he also addresses rallies at Paradip, Tirtol, Balikuda-Erasama, Salepur, Niali and Ekamra. It has been a busy campaign season for Patnaik. His poll campaign was launched on March 26, from his home turf of Hinjili. Since then ...

Business Standard (blog)

Business Standard (blog)
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 02:53:12 -0700

In addition to Kendrapara, Patnaik addressed rallies at Paradip, Tirtol, Balikuda-Erasama, Salepur, Niali and Ekamra on the same day. It has been a busy campaign season for a leader who doesn't face any serious challenger from within or outside his party.

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