Dhawaleshwar Temple is situated on an islet at the middle of river Mahanadi in the district of Cuttack. The temple is established on the top of a tiny mountain peak. This temple is devoted to Lord Shiva. It is a very charming place having serene beauty. The islet is naturally very rich and soothes sight of viewers. Thousands of visitors flock here on festivals and occasions. The major festivals of this temple are Shivratri and Bada Osa. Thousands of devotees gather on the full moon day of Kartika month to observe Bada Osa. Being an important religious place, Dhawaleshwar Temple observes religious festivals throughout the year.
Dhawaleshwar Temple is at a distance of 5 kms through water and 37 kms by road from Cuttack city. Cuttack is at a distance of 30 km from the State capital. It can be reached by road or railway from all major cities. From Cuttack, a taxi can be hired to reach Dhawaleshwar Temple.