It is famous for KhirachoraGopinath Temple. This 19th century Vaishnava shrine is dedicated to Lord Kriishna.
Panchalingeswar (45 km):
Situated on a hillock Panchalingeswar is a tranquil place with its captivating beauty in the lap of nature. The place derives its name from the five lingas (Phallus) enshrined on ahill top. A place of pilgrimage, it also offers a heavenly pleasure in the spectacular beauty of the Devgiri mountain range. A perennial spring is the added attraction here. You can also trek from Panchalingeswar to Kuldiha jungle.
Chandanswar (106 km):
The holy shrine of Lord Chandaneswar is a religious centre. Festive occasions like Nilaparva are celebrated in April. This is the only temple in Odisha which is built in Bengali style of temple architecture.
Similipal (116 km)
Sajanagarh (45 km):
The place is famous for the shrine of BhudaraChandi.
Kuldiha Sanctuary(45 km):
Nestled in forests, the Kuldiha Sanctuary is home to a wide array of wildlife such as tiger, leopard, elephant, gaur, sambar, giant squirrel. The sanctuary is also a haven for a number of bird species like hill myna, peafowl, hornbills and various rep tiles. It is linked with Similipal through Sukhupada hills and Nato hill ranges. A trek from Nilgiri amidst Kuldiha forests is worth enjoying.
Deokund (126 km):
Deokundhas a series of waterfalls and a Shakti shrine situated in the outer periphery of Similipal.
Aradi (128 km):
Situated on the bank of river Baitarani, known as sacred Ganges of Odisha, Aradi is famous for its lord Akhandalmani temple.
Nilagiri (40 km):
The town is famous for the palace of the erstwhile ruler of Nilagiriand the Jagannath temple.
This has been a famous river port since medieval time. It is the confluence of Brahmani and holy Baitarani rivers, which is the gateway to the mangrove forest, Bhitarkanika, famous for crocodile sanctuary.
Thisis located on the confluence of the rivers Baitarani and Brahmani where they meet the sea. It is one of the small ports of India.
The Jayachandiban of Jayachandi is a picnic spot. A place of historic importance Raibania finds mention in ‘Ain-I-Akabari’ by AbulFazal. The place is known for its group of forts now in ruins.