Koraput is the seat of administration of Koraput District
. Koraput is around 200 km north of Visakhapatnam
Glittering waterfalls, sprawling meadows, darting springs and the terraced valleys in the outskirts, doubles up the town as a tourist center and a suitable base for excursions. Places of tourist interest in and around the town include Jeypore, Minna Jhola, Gupteswar, Hatipathar, Duduma and Bagra waterfalls, Nandapur and Deomali peak. Tribal Museum located here is a unique attraction.
Bhubaneswar is around 500 km east of Koraput. The nearest airport is at Visakhapatnam. Koraput Railway Station is on the Visakhapatnam-Jagdalpur line. National Highway 43 passes through the town.