Places to see in Odisha

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Odisha, is a wonderful amalgamation of the landscape, hilly areas, heritage sites, exotic beaches, stunning artwork, sophistication, and wildlife. This is an abode to many spectacular countryside features, natural picturesque splendour, noteworthy architectural and natural legacy; Odisha draws tons of people throughout the year.

Furthermore, there are many things to explore on Odisha and let’s travel around Odisha destination.

Bhubaneswar

This is called as ‘Temple City of India’ and also the capital of Orissa. Myriad temples describe the land of this ancient city which makes Bhubaneswar’s rank as an imperative Hindu pilgrimage site. The Kalinga technique of architecture which perfectly thrived in Orissa and the temples of Bhubaneswar which comprise Lingaraj Temple, Mukteswar Temple, Parasuramewar Temple, and Rajarani Temple. Moreover, you can go to Jain rock cut caves of Udaygiri and Khandagiri. The widely popular Nandankanan Zoological Park and Botanical Garden also situated in Bhubaneswar.

Puri

The home of Lord Jagannath comprises one of the four Dhams or renowned pilgrimage sites of India. Furthermore, clear spiritual significance, the Jagannath Temple is a breathtaking architectural magnificence developed a rambling compound area of 400,000 square feet. Puri is a coastal city as well which has its seashores wiped off by the Bay of Bengal. It is one of the most well-liked sea side destinations of eastern India.

Konark

This temple is the13th century formation and it is a tremendous example of creative radiance. It shows the peak of the Kalinga technique of architecture. Truly scheduled as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Konark holy place is devoted to the Sun God and is built in the silhouette of a chariot with twelve pairs of enormous wheels dragged by seven horses. The monuments and carvings on the temple are awe-inspiring.

Chilka

Chilka is the sea combines with the 1100 square kilometre inner Lake Chilka to form the major salty water lake in Asia. It has a wide species of prawns, crabs and fish, the lake is surrounded with a massive region of swamps, islands and valleys. Lake Chilka is also habitat to a huge number of itinerant birds making it a perfect destination for nature lovers.

Orissa Beaches

With an extensive shoreline Orissa has some exquisite beaches and offers its travellers aside from Puri. Calm and less overcrowded than Puri, the beaches of Gopalpur, Chandipur and Chandrabhaga provides a lot of retreat from the commotion of day-by-day lifestyle.

Wildlife Sanctuaries

Orissa has 18 wildlife sanctuaries with two national parks. The widely popular amongst these are Bhitarkanika National Park, Chandaka Sanctuary, Nalabana or Chilka Sanctuary, Simlipal Tiger Reserve, Satakosia or Tikarapara Sanctuary and Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary and these are world’s biggest and popular nesting grounds for the Olive Ridley Turtle.

Cuttack

Cuttack is a striking city and it is a main business centre along with home to many temples, very old forts, some remarkable museums and lakes. Besides incredible in Cuttack is the bunch of islands off its cove. You should visit the Fort of Barabati, Ansupa Lake, Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary and Mahanadi Barrage. If you love to visit temples and old architecture then must visit a Bhattarika Temple. However, you might enjoy visiting the attractions here; the shopping is amazing as well. Go to the local handicraft market here and you will find lots of decor items for your home. 

Rourkela

Rourkela is famous because of the steel plant at this place. It is an industrial city, and has unveiled remarkable development in the last few decades. But this development has not come at the outlay of Rourkela’s primeval heritage – parks, temples, waterfalls and others. You can visit Rourkela and travel around the places such as Nehru Traffic Park, Hanuman Vatika, Veda Vyas Temple, Vaishno Devi, Khandadhar and Badaghagra Falls, and Pitamahal Dam.

These are all marvellous places to see in Odisha.