Gunupur, on the foothills of the picturesque Eastern Ghats, on the banks of river Bansadhara, at an altitude of 89 feet above the mean sea level is located at the south eastern boarder of Orissa. The population of about 75,000 is cosmopolitan. The climate is temperate. The environment is pollution free. The setting is ideal with greenery all around.
Gunupur has a rich cultural heritage and has secured a significant position in the educational map of Orissa since the beginning of the century. Presently it boasts of four-degree Colleges, MCA College and six state board High Schools, two CBSE schools (one of that is within GIET University Campus) and there are a host of computer training and other institutes. In short, the atmosphere of Gunupur is absolutely conducive to learning, away from the hustle of city life.
Gunupur is well connected both by rail and road. Around 120 buses connect Gunupur directly with Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Berhampur, Jeypore, Nawarangpur, Sunabeda, Rayagada, Bhawanipatna, Indravati, Damanjodi, Umerkote etc. in Orissa and Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Srikakulum etc. in Andhra Pradesh. It has got the rail connection that links Gunupur with Naupada, (Visakhapatnam & Puri) a junction on Howrah Chennai route and Rajyarani Express to Rorkela via Bhubaneswar. Express trains like Bokaro Allepy, Samata, Samaleswari etc link Gunupur via Rayagada and trains like Howrah – Chennai Mail, Guwahati-Coachin Express, Falaknuma Express and all other south bound trains link Gunupur at Palasa.