Rayagada District is about 390 km from Bhubaneswar and 105 km from Koraput on the bank river Kumbhikotagedda. It is a commercial town having a large number of industries around it. There is a Ferro manganese plant at Theruvali. J.K Peper mill at J.K Pur. Tile factory and sugar factory etc. Besides this goddess, Majhighariani is the presiding deity of the place. The entire District is filled with hills, dense forests and waterfalls, which sometimes attract Visitors for picnics and entertainment. Moreover, Rayagada is a Tribal area, and thus lifestyles are attractive. Famous tourist places in Rayagada.

The Rayagada district covers an area of 7023 sq. Km. As per the 2011 census, the total population is 9,67,911. The male population is 4,71,960, and the female population is 4,95,951. The Rayagada district has 2 subdivisions, 2667 Villages, 182 Gram Panchayats, 11 Tahasils and 11 Blocks, 1 Municipality, 2 N.A.C, 3 Assembly Constituency and 15 Police stations are there in Rayagada District.

Maa Majhighariani Temple temple is located at a 3 km distance from Rayagada. Maa Majhighariani Temple is the presiding deity of Rayagada and is famous in the southern division of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. Only the face of maa Majhighariani is worshipped during Sunday, Wednesday and Friday a large number of devotees are coming to the temple to worship the goddess Chaitra Parab is the famous festival of this temple. Majhighariani Temple is one of the famous temple and tourist places in Rayagada District.

Minajhola is situated 70 km distance from Gunupur and 110 km from Rayagada town. Minajhola is approached from Gunupur via Gudari by boat. It is situated in the middle of the dense forest and confluence of the river Philopholia, Chouldhua and Vansadhara. There is a Shiva temple that is worshipped by the local people at large. The place is very beautiful and attractive to visitors and touristy. Famous tourist places in Rayagada

Chatikona Mahadev Temple and Gadgada Waterfall have located about 48 km away from Rayagada. This place is surrounded by a series of valleys and wooded hills of various colours. It is also a centre of pilgrimage of Chatikona Mahadev temple. It offers picnickers gorgeous views of the waterfall called Gadgada. Maha Shivaratri is the main festival of the temple, and devotees come here to watch the Function. Chatikona Mahadev Temple and Gadgada Waterfalls are the most famous and attractive picnic spots for tourists. 

The Hanging Bridge connects the two sides of the river Nagavali. The Bridge is the second hanging bridge in Odisha. The Bridge provides connectivity to the poor rural tribal population, a 151-metre suspension bridge. About 20,000-odd tribal villagers residing in nine Panchayats, on either side of the Nagabali river, located at the outskirt of the town has certainly brought them closer to the Rayagada town.

Devagiri Hills is situated 50 km from Rayagada and 158 km from Koraput. A green picturesque landscape stands the sacred hill of Devagiri towards the southwest of Kalyansinghpur. There are seven natural steps in scaling order placed at a distance of 20-30 feet apart. On the fourth step goddess, Mahalaxmi has been enshrined. On the top of the hill, there are perpetual pools of water named Ganga, Jamuna, and Saraswati, Bhargavi and Indradyumna. Devagiri hill is one of the best tourist places in the Rayagada district.

Hatipathar is 4 km distance to Rayagada town. The name of Hatipathar derived from the borders on the river Nagavali appears like life-size elephants. The beautiful spot with pair waterfalls on the river Nagavali is located at a distance of 4 km from Rayagada Town. It is a beautiful tourist place for a picnic.

Pataleswar temple Is situated at Paikapada on the bank of the river Nagavali. It is 25 km from Rayagada town and stands. Lord Pataleshwar Shiva is worshipped in the Pataleswar temple. Lord Jagannath, Maa Dakhineswari kali, and Chamunda are the most common deities worshipped here. It is believed that this Pataleshwar temple has 99.99,999 Shiva Lingam. The Lord Pataleswar temple is an inspirational slab on the walls that indicates the rich cultural heritage of the place. Pataleshwar Shiva temple is a famous temple in the Rayagada District.

Durgapadu Waterfall is located at Sikabadi and is about 38 km from Rayagada town. This beautiful Waterfall has surrounded by forest and hills. The water of this Durgapadu Waterfall flows through the springs from the top of the Hills. A large number of tourists come here in the winter for picnics and group Feast at the Durgapadu Falls. There is good communication to get to this place. Durgapadu Waterfall is one of the most popular tourist places in the Rayagada District.

The temple is about 25 km from the Rayagada town. The Famous Laxminarayan Temple situated at IMFA Factory, Therubali. The deities Laxminarayan, Hanuman, Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra and Lord Siva also worshipped by thousands of devotees. It is one of the tourist attractions of the Rayagada district

It is famous for its ancient antiquities. The place is surrounded by hills and forests amidst which five Siva temple stands on the top of the hill such as Manikeswar temple, Dhabaleswar temple, Mallikeswar temple, Nilakhantaswar temple and Pudukeswar temple. As per the inscriptions on the walls of Mallikeswar reveals the story of one thousand monastery and Buddhist Philosopher named Dharmakriti

Jagannath Temple Is situated inside Rayagada Town and is only just 2 km from Maa Majhighariani Temple. Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra are worshipped in this temple. According to locals and history, the temple was built more than 50 years ago. At this place, the new temple was inaugurated in 2007 by the Maharaja of Puri Gajapati. Rathayatra is the main festival of this temple, which attracts thousands of devotees. . The temple is also known as Sradhha Shrikhetra. Jagannath Temple is also a tourist place in the Rayagada District.

Swarnagiri Temple Is located on top of the hill at Balipadar and is 5 km from Bissamcuttack and 52 km from Rayagada town. Lord Shiva, Parvati, Anatasayana Vishnu, Laxmi, Ram, Laxman, Devi Sita are worshipped in this temple. It is a new temple that is currently under construction. To reach the temple, you have to climb about 300 Stairs. At the top of the temple is a 55-foot-tall Shiva Linga. Swarnagiri Temple is the most tourist place in Rayagada District.