Standing elegantly on the banks of the Mahanadi, Kantilo is well-known for the temple of Lord Nilamadhaba atop the twin hills with a surrounding of green forests.
Lord Nilamadhaba occupies a prominent position in the cult of Lord Jagannath. A permanent flow of holy water from the feet of Lord Nilamadhaba. Lord Siddheswar are the highlights of the place. Kantilo has the most popular picnic spots in Orissa and is 100 kms away from the capital and 33 kms from Nayagarh town.Maghasaptami celebrated here in grand scale. Brass and bell metal utensils are famous here.