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|
|Rainfall||1285.2 mm average yearly|
|Best Time to Visit||September to March|
How to get there
1. Air :- The nearest airport is at Bhubaneswar.
Places to Visit
|Dongariya Kondh||Kutia Kondh|
|Maa Markama Temple||Devagiri|
|Hotel Swagat||Hotel Kapilas|
|Hotel Ashok||Hotel Vasudev|