Nayagarh is 88 km away from Bhubaneswar and 60 km from Khordha. Previously it was ruled by the king of Nayagarh till 1948 before the merger of the state but now it is a new district having headquarter and one subdivision. Two mountains called Rukhi and Balaram are standing on both sides of the town which looks very beautiful. The lord Jagannath and Goddess Dakhina kali presiding deity of the town. Besides this Gopinath temple in front of the Dakhina Kali temple and an ancient Matha on the south side of the Jagannath temple attract the visitor for culture and serenity.

The Nayagarh District covers an area of 3890 sq. Km. As per the 2011 census, the total population of the District is 9,62,789 with the total male population as 5,02,636 and female population as 4,60,153. The Nayagarh District has 1 subdivision, 1702 Villages, 194 Gram Panchayats, 08 Tahasils and 08 Blocks, 1 Municipality, 4 N.A.C, 4 Assembly Constituency and 14 Police stations are there in Nayagarh District.

Kantilo is 25 km away from Nayagarh & 100 km from Bhubaneswar. The place is situated on the bank of the river Mahanadi, famous for Lord Nilamadhaba as well as brass utensils The temple of Lord Nilamadhab stands majestically on the top of the twin hills, just towards right side bank of the river Mahanadi. There is also a Sidheswar (Siva) temple inside the compound of Lord Nilamadhab. Kantilo Nilamadhaba Temple is Best Tourist place in Nayagarh, Odisha

The temple is 13 km away from Nayagarh near Sarankuland 70 km from Khordha. The place is famous for the Ladukeswar temple. The Siva Linga of Ladukeswar is popularly known as Ladubaba. The festivals and rituals of Sri Ladukeswar are also similar to that of the Lingaraj temple Bhubaneswar. The main function of this place is Maha Siva Ratri in the month of Magha. Ladukeswar temple is the Best Tourist places in Nayagarh, Odisha

Odagaon is 26 km from Nayagarh and 10 km from Sarankul. Lord Raghunathjew (Rama) Laxman and Sita are worshipped here since long the above three idols are made in neem wood and came from Nayagarh from the house of Bebarta Pattanaik, Dewan of the ruler Nayagarh. Every day devotees from different parts of Odisha come here to worship Lord Raghunath. The temple of Lord Raghunath is very beautiful due to the golden covered Kalasi (Pinnacle) at the end of the temple. Raghunathjew temple one of the most popular tourist places in Nayagarh District.

Baramul is situated in Gania block at a distance of 25 km away from Nayagarh on the bank of river Mahanadi This is a place where the scenic beauty of Tikarpara gorge can be enjoyed. The gorge is called Satakosia Ganda where water spread of seven Kosa, 22 km due narrowness of hillock in both sides of the river Mahanadi. It is the best picnic spots for picnickers come to the place during winter.

The dam is 7 km away from Daspalla town and situated near Odasar village and about 50 km from Nayagarh. A beautiful Dam flanked by blue hillocks and a 1.5 km long dam over River Kuanria. It is mainly used for irrigation purposes, which is the medium irrigation project and a water reservoir. The natural beauty of the Dam can be enjoyed in time of sunrise and sunset is charming and also a Deer park having more than a hundred spotted deers adds to its attraction. Kuanria Dam is a tourist place in Nayagarh District.

Ranapur located at a distance of 28 km from Nayagarh Town holds special relevance. The goddess maa Maninag temple is located Ranapur town and at the top of the Mainak hill. Hill View is very nice at the time of sunset. The beautiful natural atmosphere and the amazing Hillview attract to the visitor and picnic rush the spot during winter. The Maninag Hill and Maninaga Temple are famous Tourist places in Nayagarh, Odisha.

This temple is situated at the foot of Sulia hills, 8 km from Odagaon near Jamupatna and 32 km from Nayagarh town. Dutikeswar Mahadev is the presiding deity of this place. Throughout the year devotees from different part of Odisha come here to worship Lord Mahadev. Kartika Purnima is the famous festival of this temple. A centuries-old Banyan Tree popularly known as Kalpabata stands magnanimously in front of the temple adjoining a pond.

Narayani Temple has situated near Nayagarh Town. The road from Kantilo to Bhubaneswar is 5 km away from Chakada village. It is the famous Narayani temple of Nayagarh. Maa Ashtabhuja Singhbahini Durga has worshipped here. The height of the Maa Narayani idol is 10 feet in height. Maa Durga statue made of a Muguni stone called Kalapat. There is a pond in the vicinity of this temple, and there is a Yagan Kunda in it

The Temple is situated only half km away from Nayagarh town towards Dasapalla. Goddess maa Dakhinakali is worshipped by the devotees. Dakshina Kaali Temple is one of the most famous temples in Nayagarh District. Besides the there is a Ganesh temple, Siva temple and maa Lakshmi temple inside the campus. Best tourist places in nayagarh

Kuturi is 8 km 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. Best tourist places in nayagarh

The Panikhia Waterfall (Simili waterfall) is located 24 km distance from Nayagarh near Simili village and 107 km away from Bhubaneswar. It is surrounded by lush green trees and rocks and the best picnic spot. The place is nothing but full of natural sceneries. It is an amazing feeling for visitors to a take bath. Best tourist places in nayagarh.  It’s the best place for groups, a family picnic and Feast on a winter day. The waterfall is the best tourist place in Nayagarh, Odisha.

Baisipalli has situated near Daspalla and is 46 km from Nayagarh town. The Wildlife Sanctuary spread over 168.35 sq km entirely in Nayagarh district, makes a co-end with the Baisipalli Reserve Forest. It is situated in the proximity of the Satkosia Gorge Sanctuary, the Baisipalli Wildlife Sanctuary is lying in its south. Baisipalli Sanctuary is one of the eminent wildlife sanctuaries and a tourist places in Odisha.

The Gokulananda temple is 41 km from Nayagarh and 22 km from Khandapada block. The temple is situated at the Bank of River Mahanadi and is a suitable place for a picnic. Late Sri Baba Swami Ram Laxman Dash Maharaja found this temple. There is a Vishnu mandir located at the top of that mountain. There is an Eco-tourism centre on the top of the hill. Many people come here to see the scenic beauty of this spot and for a picnic in winter. Gokulananda temple is the best tourist place in Nayagarh, Odisha.

The Banchhanidhi Pathagara, Sri Aurobinda Sangrahalaya and the Jadumani Sahitya Sansada, established by the late Dasarathi Pattnaik (known as Dasia Aja) in a non-descript village Udayapur, in culturally rich district of Nayagarh, is a centre for pilgrimage for the lovers of literature and culture. Scholars of repute across the world visited this institution. 

Khandapara has situated 19 km from Nayagarh. The place is surrounded by Mango groves and nine Mountains. Khandapara is famous for the birthplace of Astrologer Mahamahopadhyaya Chandrasekhara Singha Harichandana Mahapatra Samanta. He was the writer of Sidhanta Darpan a unique culture of Astrology book which is more admirable for the correctness of moment of stars and sun. Khandapada Palace, Jagannath Temple are one of the most popular Tourist Places in the Nayagarh District, Odisha.