The Tel river flows in Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Bolangir, Sonepur District of Orissa. Tel is an important tributary of Mahanadi river. It flows just 8 kilometers away from the town of Titilagarh.
This significant tributary of the Mahanadi river meets the main river at Sonepur or Subarnapur. The intersection of the two rivers offers a remarkable view against a colourful landscape. Baidyanath temple, which is famous for the Kosaleshwar Shiva temple, is located near the left bank of the Tel River.