Malkangiri is 130 km away from Koraput and 626 km from Bhubaneswar. It is the headquarters of the District. This District has filled with hills and dense forests along with valley lands. On October 2, 1992, a new district was formed as a sub-divisional headquarters. It is located in the southern part of Andhra Pradesh and is surrounded by green hills. There are scenic beauty, colourful tribes and unexplored cultural heritage, which provides tourists with a lot to enjoy. The limitless flora & fauna made Malkangiri a nature lovers paradise. The District is derived from the mythological name Malyabantagiri. Malkangiri is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Odisha.

The Malkangiri district covers an area of 5791 sq. Km. As per the 2011 census, the total population of the District is 6,13,192. The male population is 3,03,624, and the female population is 3,09,568. The Malkangiri district has 1 subdivision, 1045 Villages, 111 Gram Panchayats, 07 Tahasils and 07 Blocks, 1 Municipality, 1 N.A.C, 2 Assembly Constituency and 12 Police stations are there in the Malkangiri District.

Balimela is 30 km away from Malkangiri and 105 km from Jeypore town. It is the headquarters of the Hydroelectric project and 22 km from Chitrakonda. The Balimela Power Project forms the second stage of development of Machkund – Sileru River, the first stage being the Machkund Project. The water released from Machkund Power House and the inflow from intermediate catchment between Machkund-Balimela Dam is impounded by a Earth-cum-Rock fill at Chitrakonda known as Balimela Dam

It is a dam reservoir on the river Sileru for power generation at Balimela 60 km from Malkangiri. Natural beauty and visit by country boat and motor lunch inside the river is an enchanting one to visit the place again and again.

Ammakunda is situated at about 70 Km from Malkangiri district near Khoirput.  It is a hilly place having a perennial waterfall that creates a pool of crystal clear water. The beautiful natural atmosphere and the amazing sound of the waterfall attract the visiter and picnic rush the spot during the Winter Season. There are fishes found in that gorge that are quite friendly to the human being and are believed to be the form of Lord Vishnu in Matsya Avatar. Ammakunda waterfall is a popular tourist places in Malkangiri District.

It is a dam reservoir on the river Sileru for power generation at Balimela 60 km from Malkangiri. Natural beauty and visit by country boat and motor lunch inside the river is an enchanting one to visit the place again and again.  There is a Shiva Temple inside a cave near the Dam Being surrounded by a large number of small hills this place is considered to be the most favourite picnic spot of the people. Satiguda Dam is one of the most popular tourist places in Malkangiri District

Sitakunda a beautiful place is situated 90 km from Malkangiri and Koraput via Khairput of Malkangiri district. A place of boating spot is situated at Bonda hills where Sita Devi used to take bath in this Kund during her way to Dandakaranya with Sri Ram and Laxman. The scenic beauty of this place is very attractive. It is also picnic spots. Sitaknda covered with mountain and jungles

The Mallikeswar temple is located 4 km from Malkangiri town and at the top of the Mallikeshwar hill. The temple is surrounded by hills and dense forests. Lord Shiva is the presiding deity of this place. According to the people, the height of the Shiva Lingam in this temple is increasing day by day. Maha Sivaratri is the main festival of Mallikeswar. Thousands of devotees come here every year to watch the festival. popular tourist places in malkangiri

A famous Shiva Linga is found in the nearby “Goi Hill” of Malkangiri Town. During the “Maha Shivaratri Festival,” a large religious crowd is gathered at this hill temple of Lord Shiva. Local people have put efforts into making a safe passage to the hill for the pilgrims. The height of the Shiva Linga is more than 6 feet. Go hill mountain is a popular tourist places in Malkangiri District.

Bonda Hill is located at a distance of 80 Kilometers from District Headquarter and comes under Khairput Block. This is the living place of Bondas, one of the primitive tribal communities. It is surrounded by dense hilly forest. The Bondas of this place even now remain naked, and it is believed that they were cursed by Goddess Sita. best Malkangiri Tourist places

The Temple is situated at a distance of 3 km away from Malkangiri Town. Many religious visitors are attracted to this temple to worship throughout the Year. The deity is believed to be worshipped by the King of Malkangiri whose castles remains are still found on the Raja Rani Hill just in front of Bhairavi temple. Maa bhairabi mandir is a famous temple in malkangiri.

Manyamkonda temple is one of the Gram Panchayat of Kalimela Block and it is situated at about a distance of 90 Km from the Malkangiri Town state of odisha. This is an important religious place in Malkangiri District as the famous God of the Malkangiri District. Lord Mahaprabhu) is being worshipped at this place. Every year during March/April a festival is being celebrated here. Mauli maa mandir is a popular famous temple in malkangiri District.