Kantilo Nilamadhab

Standing elegantly on the banks of the river Mahanadi, Kantilo is famous for the temple of Lord Nilamadhaba, on top of the twin hills with surrounding green forests. Lord Nilamadhaba occupies a prominent position in the cult of Lord Jagannath. This temple is a miniature form of the Sri Jagannath Temple at Puri and observes similar rites rituals. One can also find amazing brass and bell metal crafts here, which are lovingly carried by many visitors as souvenirs. A permanent flow of holy water flows from the feet of Lord Nilamadhaba. Lord Siddheswar is also a highlight of this place. Kantilo is one of the most popular picnic spots in Orissa and is 100 km away from the State capital, Bhubaneswar and 33 km from Nayagarh town.