||Sunabeda (Oriya: ସୁନାବେଡା) is a township in the state of Odisha. It is located in the lush valleys of the Koraput region. It is home to the Engine Division - Koraput of Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL), an aircraft manufacturing company. Sunabeda has many other establishments, including state government offices, Sports Authority of India Hostel, Battalion HQ of COBRA, etc. among a host of others.Created around 1965, mainly to accommodate HAL employees, Sunabeda is a planned and organized township. It is situated around 1,000 meters above sea level. Prior to its creation, this place was known as Old Sunabeda which was occupied by native tribal community. About a thousand tribals were displaced and rendered homeless to give way for the HAL factory. Sunabeda is located 20 kilometres east of Koraput. There are frequent buses and taxis from Koraput. Though the closest railway station is at Dumriput and Koraput, a majority of the people prefer alighting at Vizianagaram in Andhra Pradesh. The national highway 43 running over the mountains and forest make the journey to Sunabeda an unforgettable experience.There are basically three areas in Sunabeda defined as Sunabeda - I, II, III, these being AEF Colony, the H A L township and the N A C (notified area council) respectively. They are so called because of the last digit in the PINCODE. Sunabeda is a small well planned and beautiful township . The nearest city to this place is Visakhapatnam - 184 km , Bhubeneswar capital city - 500 km, and Raipur capital of Chatigarh 400 km away from this place.