The Gupteswar cave shrine dedicated to lord Shiva is with immense religious significance. But in the tourism industry of Koraput it draws considerable importance because of the scenic beauty. The untamed wilderness of the cave surrounded by the sal trees and intersected by the Kolab river is placed the 2 metre high Shiva Lingam, which is the focal point of the tourist attraction here.
The shrine is called Gupteswar, which signifies hidden god. It is named so because the Shiva lingam, stationed in the crux of the cave is hidden for centuries and it is not even viewed from outside. The place associated with the epical story of Ramayana and the life of Shree Rama, the place Gupta Kedar is an important center in the tourism industry of Koraput because of its natural beauty.