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 km from here, is a place of great scenic beauty with
two waterfalls on the course of river Nagavali. The boulders here appear like huge
On the confluence of three rivers, Minajhola is a scenic spot as well
as a place of pilgrimage 134 km.
Padmpur, housing the shrine of Manikeswar Shiva, is identified to be
the seat of Dharmakirti, the Buddhist Logician-Philosopher-94 km.
How to get there : Rayagada is connected by regular
bus services from Berhampur, Koraput and Bhubaneswar (390 km). It is railhead on the
rajpur-Vizianagaram rail line of South Eastern Railway.
Where to stay : Hotel Swagat (Tel. 22208), Hotel
Kapilas (Tel. 22280), Hotel Ashok (Tel. 23246) and Hotel Vasudev.
Assistance : Koraput Tourist Office at Koraput Club,
Tel . 2318, Gram ORISSATOUR; or Tourist Counter, Rayagada Railway Station, Tel :
22248; or Tourist Counter, Vizianagaram Railway Station, Tel : 3582.