Chatikona is situated at a distance of about 48 kms from Rayagada town. It is primarily a tribal dominated area. It is surrounded by beautiful valleys and variously coloured wooden hills. It is also a pilgrimage center of Hindus as a famous temple of Lord Shiva is present here. The picnickers prefer this location due to the beautiful sight of the waterfalls. At the time of Maha Shivaratri, large number of devotees visit the temple of Mahadev. A colourful weekly market is held by the Dongaria Kondh of Niyamgiri hill ranges on Wednesday which is a major attraction of this place.