Thursday, February 9, 2023
Odisha (Orissa)



The capital of Odisha (Orissa), famous for its role as the ancient capital of the Kalinga Empire.

It is the architectural legacy of that period which is Bhubanewar's greatest attraction.  There are a lot of sites in the city which testify  the importance of the region far earlier during the period from the 7th to 11th centuries when the Kalinga kings ruled Odisha (Orissa) and regions beyond.  The Jain and Buddhist shrines give a clear picture about the settlements around Bhubaneswar in the first 2 centuries BC, and one of the most complete edicts of the Mauryan Emperor Asoka, dating from between 272-236 BC, remains carved in rock just 5 miles to the south west of the modern city. The Sisupalgarh, the remains of a ruined city  have been excavated to show that it was occupied  from the beginning of the 3rd century BC to the middle of the 4th century AD. Bhubaneshwar is comfortable round the year, but the best season to visit the city is during the months of October to April.

image    Tourist Attractions
» Dhauligiri Hill » Laxmisagar » Sisupalgarh
image   Dams, Lakes, Beaches and Waterfalls
» Bindu Sagar Lake
image   Fairs, Festivals and Events
» Adivasi Mela » Ashokastami » Ekamra Utsav
» Kalinga Mahotsav » Khandagiri Mela » Rajarani Music Festival
image   Forts, Palaces, Monuments and Museums
» Orissa State Museum » State Handicrafts Museum » Tribal Museum
» Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves
image   Getaways
» Atri
image   Parks, Gardens and Zoos
» Ekamra Kanan » Nandankanan Zoological Park » State Botanical Garden
image   Shopping
» Bhubaneshwar Shopping Areas » Ekamra Haat » Orissa Creative Art and Craft
» Pipli » Saree Mandir » Utkalika
image   Temples
» Kedar Gauri Temple » Konark Sun Temple » Lingaraj Temple
» Mukteshwar Temple » Parasurameswara Temple » Rajarani Temple
» Siddheshwar Temple » Vaital Deul Temple » Yogini Temple