Nayagarh district is one of the 30 districts of Odisha State in eastern India. It was created in 1992 when the erstwhile Puri District was split into three distinct districts, namely Khurdha, Nayagarh and Puri. It is home to the Baisipali Wildlife Sanctuary. It is like a Hill station, so far as natural scenery is concerned. Chhena Poda is the favourite sweet for which Nayagarh is famous in Odisha. Hemanta Kumar Padhi is now heading the district administration as the District Magistrate & Collector.
- Baisipali Wildlife Sanctuary
- Jagannath Temple, Nayagarh
- Maa Dakshina Kali Temple, Nayagarh
- Ladoo Baba Temple, Sarankul
- Raghunath Temple, Odagaon
- Nilamadhab Temple, Kantilo
- Maa Maninaga Temple, Rana pur
- Maa Tarini Temple,Shyamghan pur, Near Ranpur petrol tanki
- Dutikeshwar Temple, Bahadajhola, Odagaon
- Mahaveer kshetra, Daspalla
- Maa Kaunri & Somanath Dev, Govindapur
- Maa Mahamaya Temple, Jemadeipur Sasan
- Sugar Factory, Panipoila
- Budhabudhiani Dam, Odagaon
- Kuanria Dam, Daspalla
Kantilo Nilamadhaba temple:
Kantilo Nilamadhaba temple is very old and famous Vaishnav temple which is near to the bank of Mahanadi temple. which is present near to the twin hills with a surrounding of green forests A permanent flow of holy water from the feet of Lord Nilamadhaba. Lord Siddheswar are the highlights of the place.
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Located 14 kms away from Nayagarh, Sarankul stands proudly with the 15th-century shrine of Sri Ladukeswar, popularly known as Ladu Baba. The presiding deity here is known to be the combined form of Hari (Vishnu) and Hara (Shiv) as is the case with Sri Lingaraj in Bhubaneswar.
Located about 55kms from Nayagarh, Panchupaili Pargana is an enchanting destination with serenity nestled amidst nature's tranquillity. The meeting place of River Mahanadi and River nestled amidst nature's tranquillity. The meeting place of River Mahanadi and River Brutang, this piece unfolds the picturesque shrines of Sri Gupteswar Mahadev, Sri Navagunjara Jiu and Goddess Kalapat Thakurani.
Situated 90 km's away from Bhubaneswar, between two steep hill ranges, Nayagarh houses the district headquarters. Abounding in natural beauty, this town is also famous for many historical places and ancient temples prominent among which are the shrines of Dakshinakali, the living Shakti-peeth and Sri Jagannath Temple.
When it comes to natural beauty juxtaposed with historical heritage, Ranapur situated at a distance of 28 kms from Nayagarh, holds special relevance. The place offers numerous pleasant gateways to tourists.
Odagaon is known for the Temple of Lord Raghunathjew. It is one of the famous temples in Odisha dedicated to Lord Ramachandra. This temple has beautiful wooden idols of Sri Raghunath, Sita and laxman enshrined in it. The Kalash of the temple is made of pure gold. A popular legend associated with temple states that famed poet 17th century, Kavisamrat Upendra Bhanja, had composed his magnum opus- Baidehisha Vilas, here at the feet of Sri Raghunath.
It is situated near Sidhamula village, Sidhamula Grampanchayat in Khandapara Block. The temple of Gokulananda has situated on top of a hill on the bank of river Mahanadi. It is founded by late Sri Baba Swami Ram Laxman Dash Maharaja. It is nice to watch the panaromic view of the hill and flowing water of Mahanadi from the hill as well as from Sidhamula bridge. The hill is full of tall trees and medicinal plants.
Rich in flora and fauna, this place borders the Mahanadi River along the Satkosia gorge, which also includes the Gharial Crocodiles Sanctuary of Tikarpara. A stay at Tikarpara and cruise along the 25 km long gorge with beautiful forests on either side is a memorable experience. Tourists can avail medical facility at CHC, Gania which is nearest to the place. SBI Khandapada is the nearest Bank to the spot.
Kuanria, a picturesque getaway, about 50 kms from Nayagarh, comprises of a huge reservoir flanked by blue hillocks and a 1.5 kms long dam over River Kuanria. Among the top attractions is a large deer park spread over 6 acres by the river basin. The park is home to about 160 numbers of spotted deer, barking deer and sambar. Kuanria, a picturesque getaway, about 50 kms from Nayagarh, comprises of a huge reservoir flanked by blue hillocks and a 1.5 kms long dam over River Kuanria. Among the top attractions is a large deer park spread over 6 acres by the river basin. The park is home to about 160 numbers of spotted deer, barking deer and sambar.
Just 8 kms from Baramul, inside the Mahanadi Wildlife Division Sanctuary, is a place called Kuturi which houses the Habitat Development Centre for facilitating natural breeding of wild animals. This area contains a pond, salt lake, fodder variety Napier grass and an orchard with varieties of indigenous decorative and medicinal plants. There are cottages, watch towers from where one can watch the free movement and activities of animals during nights.