On the bank of river Jonk is place of uncommon scenic charms. Engirdled on all
sides by green clad hills. It holds in its bosom and irrigation project and
culture dating back to pre-Christian era at Manikgarh.This is the Dam site of
the Upper Jonk Irrigation Project situated at a distance of 20Km from the Dist
Hqr. This place is also famous for YOGESWAR TEMPLE. This place has the potential
of a tourist centre in future. There is a lot of scope for Boating in the
Reservoir of the U.J.I.P. It has also been planned to start the Dist Museum and
Pantha Nivas at the Dam site.
By Rail Nearest railhead is Kantabanji on S.E.Rly-75 Kms. By Road 110 Kms. From
Bhawanipatna Via-Khariar, 110 Kms from Nuapada and 40 Kms. from
Khariar-connected by and all weather Road.
Budhikomna houses the famous temple of Pataleswar made of bricks in pancharatha
style unique in the state. A connoisseur of art and architecture finds immense
pleasure in observing the different facets of this place. It is also a popular
pilgrim centre in the locality.
By Rail Nearest railhead is at Harishankar Road-40 K.Ms. By Road 36 Km. from
Nuapada and 46 Km. from Khariar is connected by a good motorable road.
The Devagiri hill rises to a height of 120.2 meters. Unlike other hills it is
not narrower upwards. The top of the hill is a flat platform of rectangular
plain, which can be approached only from the northern side. There are 476 steps
which are the unique feature of the Devagiri. At the top of the hill, there are
perennial poles of water called Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati, Bhargavi and
There is a cave looking like two Jaws, The Siva Lingam is enshrined
at the meeting point of the Jaws. Sivaratri is its biggest festival, which draws
a large crowd every year. It is 50 KMs from Rayagada. Regular bus services are
available from Rayagada to Kalyansingpur and the sacred hill is close to
On the left of the dam down the slopes of hill sprawls a replica of the
Brundaban Garden. Recline on the velvety grass and enjoy nature in its aesthetic
form. Just below the dam, a flora fountain in the making. The srinkling water
within a flowering ring presents a splendid sight. Colourful ling add its beauty
at night and oldy goldy music gives immense relief to tired tourist.
hubaneswar the state capital of Orissa 535-kms. There is an airstrip at Gotma
7-kms and 4-kms respectively from Nuapada and Khariar Road. Rail: Nearest
railhead is at Nuapada Road 3-kms on Vizang-Raipur line on East Coast Railway.
Road: Nuapada is connected with all weather motorable roads to Bhubaneswar,
Orissa and Raipur, Chhatishgarh and various other cities of the state NH 217.