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 kms away from the State capital, Bhubaneswar and 33 kms from Nayagarh town. Maghasaptami is celebrated here on a grand scale. Brass and Bellmetal utensils are famous here. Tourists can avail medical facility at PHC, Kantilo which is nearest to the place. SBI Kantilo is the nearest Bank to the spot.
District Headquarter : Nayagarh
State Capital : Bhubaneswar
Best Time : Any time in the year
How to Reach:
The nearest airport is Biju Pattnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar
Nearest Railway Station : Nayagarh Railway Station (3 km) and Khordha Road Railway Station (69 km)
Tourists can reach Kantilo by choosing the state highway that is connected from Bhubaneswar to Kalapathara. It is located approximately 100 kms away from state capital Bhubaneswar and 33 kms from district head quarter Nayagarh.