The village of Goudaguda is situated in the Indian state of Orissa, approx. 200km north of Visakhaptnam (Vizag) and approx. 500km south of Bhubaneswar. Transportation from both of these cities is available via train or road. Please contact us for additional information on how to reach us.
The tribal belt of Orissa is a very gentle place with little vehicular traffic. When away from the few towns, there are very few vehicles except for the occasional daily bus and a few jeep taxis that are more prevalent around the weekly markets.
When you are in the countryside you hear the countryside - you can hear the voices of village folk talking while working from up to a kilometre away. No engines! Something very rare in the world today and will be even harder to find tomorrow. You travel back into a time where most people walk and do things as they always have, and nothing much changes except the season.
Rice is cultivated in the many streambeds between the rain seasons so that you have rivers of brilliant green flowing between the hills. The climate is mild for most of the time. The area receives around 3 months rain during the monsoon, starting around July and tapering off during September, with the temperature rising to the mid 30's by June/July before the monsoon and then a very pleasant daytime mid 20's plus during the rest of the year.
The three major towns in the Greater Koraput District in the south of Orissa are Jeypore, Rayagada and Koraput. Both Jeypore and Rayagada are commercial centres while Koraput is the administrative centre. There are numerous ATM machines in most towns that will accept Visa, MasterCard etc. for cash advances.