Dasarathi Pattnaik established the Banchhanidhi Pathagara, Sri Aurobinda Sangrahalaya and the Jadumani Sahitya Sansad. Literature and culture lovers consider the place as a pilgrimage. Reputed scholars around the world visited this place. There are more than five thousand books and dictionaries in different languages. It houses sixty-five thousand varieties of magazines. The library has forty-two sections and constitutes an extensive collection of rare sculptures, minerals, arts, crafts, coins and postal stamps etc. For good book readers, this place would serve them a lot.
Located in Ranapur village, a twenty-eight kilometre away from Nayagarh, the place holds a statue of the divine and spiritual. It also offers towering gateways to tourists. It is a splendid temple of Goddess Maninag at the top of Mainak hill. It is famous for its Shakti-peeth. Apart from this, Ranapur has many famous temples, like the Asurakumari temple near a scenic waterfall. Devotees rush to the Jagannath temple near it during the Rathayatra.
The place is fifty-five kilometers far away from Nayagarh. Among the natural tranquillity, this place is the enchanting destination that nestles with serenity and antiqueness. River Mahanadi and river Brutang produce the picturesque temples of Sri Gupteshwar Mahadev, Sri Navagunjara Jiu and Goddess Kalapat Thakurani in this place. The people arrange different cultural events here throughout the year to preserve the festive charm of the place in contact. This place houses reasonable tourist accommodations and a perfect place for rural tourism.
Built around 1903, the presiding god here is the Lord Raghunathjew. It became one of the famous temples in Odisha commemorated for Lord Ramachandra. The wooden idols of Sri Raghunath, Sita and Laxman stand beautiful in the temple. The Kalash, located at the top of the temple, was made of gold. Kavisamrat UpendraBhanja composed his magnum opus-Baidehisha Villas at the feet of the temple’s deity. Ram Navami is an essential festival of the temple. Located twenty-six kilometres away, this temple gave perfection in Rama Taraka Mantra for Upendra Bhanja.
It is a picture-perfect gateway located fifty kilometres away from Nayagarh. It comprises a vast reservoir surrounded by blue hillocks, and a dam was built over the river. In addition to the dam, a large deer park spread over a wide area at the river basin forms a splendid look. The park houses a hundred and sixty varieties of spotted deer, barking deer and sambar. It is a resort for a large number of migratory birds during the winter season. The grandeur of hills, river, dense forest and the deer park near the place provides us with an incredible nature experience. This place rejuvenates and retreats the minds of tourists.