The ancient capital of Dhenkanal. Kualo is situated in the northern region of Dhenkanal Palace at a distance of 32 Km on the right side of river Brahmani. The kingdom was ruled by the Sulki kings who hold stamba epithets. They were the feudatories of the Bhaumakaras (9th-10th cent A.D) kings and their deity was Lord Shiva. Eight Shiva temples at Kualo known as Ashta Sambhu can be observed. These eight Shiva lingams are known as - Kanakeswar, Swapneswar, Aisneswar, Kapileswar, Baidyanatheswar, Baneswar and Lokanatheswar.