||Rayagada is a municipality in Rayagada district in the Indian state of Odisha. It is the administrative headquarters of Rayagada district. It is Located nearly 390 km East towards State capital Bhubaneswar. There are various communities living in Rayagada. Rayagada railway station is an important station from where direct trains to Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bhubaneswar, Raipur, New Delhi, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Puri, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and other cities can be boarded. Rayagada is well known for its contribution to Oriya literature. There are number of cultural magazines continuously published from Rayagada.