Introduction
Rayagada, the headquarters town of the district of same name, is on the way to Koraput from Berhampur. It has the facilities to serve as a base for visiting the nearby places of interest. Hatipathar, only 3-m from here, is a place of great scenic beauty with two waterfalls on the course of river Nagavali. The boulders here appear like huge elephants. On the confluence of three rivers, Minajhola is a scenic spot as well as a place of pilgrimage. Padampur (94-km), housing the shrine of Manikeswar Shiva, is identified to be the seat of Dharmakirti, the Buddhist Logician-Philosopher.

Area 7,585 sq km
Temperature Summer-25.0 C-40.0 C Winter-15.0 C-30.0C
Language Oriya, Hindi and English
STD Code 06856
Rainfall 1285.2 mm average yearly
Best Time to Visit September to March

Rayagada Map



How to get there
1. Air :- The nearest airport is at Bhubaneswar.

2. Rail:-Rayagada is a railhead on the Raipur-Vizianagaram rail line of Southeastern Railway.

3. Road:-Rayagada is connected by regular bus services from Berhampur, Koraput and Bhubaneswar (390 km).


Places to Visit
Dongariya Kondh Kutia Kondh


Excursion
Maa Markama Temple Devagiri
Minajhola Deomali Hill


Accommodation
Hotel Swagat Hotel Kapilas
Hotel Ashok Hotel Vasudev