It is located about 48 km from Rayagada surrounded by a series of valleys and wooded hills of varying colors and the place is a center of pilgrimage for the temple of Mahadev. It offers picnickers a gorgeous view of the waterfall. The Siva temple is the focus of hectic activities on Siva Ratri. The Dongaria Kondha of Chatikona represents the primitive section of the tribe.
The village is surrounded by the famous Niyamgiri hills in its three directions. Every year, on the festival of Maha Shivaratri, people from all nook and corner of Odisha come to visit this place as there is a beautiful Shiva (Lord Pataleswar) temple at Chatikona.Besides the temple of Lord Shiva, Chatikona Falls enhance the scenic beauty of the place. Numerous waterfalls and streams flow from the hills of Niyamgiri.