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Introduction

Visit the ancient city of Bhubaneshwar (Bhuban being world and Iswar God) once the ancient capital of the Kalinga empire and now the capital of Orissa and it is a walk down centuries of temple architecture. With 600 temples still extant, temples are to this ancient city as forts are to Rajasthan. It is probably the only city in the world that enables an authentic over-view of the stages of development of Hindu religious architecture. In the fast moving world of today these temples are a gentle reminder of the splendour, the heritage that was once India. Temples in Bhubaneshwar are built on a common plan as prescribed by Hindu norms and it is believed that the beauty of this place inspired Rabindranath Tagore to write poetry in the praise of Bhubaneshwar.

Area 1035 sq km
Altitude 45 metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-21.0 C-45.0 C Winter-10.0 C-32.0C
Language English, Hindi, Oriya
STD Code 0674
Rainfall 150 cm average yearly
Best Time to Visit September to March

Bhubaneshwar MapOther cities map


How to get there

  1. Air :- Bhubaneswar airport is located 3 km from the city center of the state. It is well connected with the major cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Nagpur and Viskhapatnam by air.
  2. Rail:-Bhubaneshwar is on the main Kolkata to Chennai. So, Fast and super fast trains are available to connect the city with other parts of India.
  3. Road:-On the National Highway linking Calcutta (480 km) and Madras (1225 km)

Places to Visit

Lingaraja Temple Mukteshwar Temple Vaital Duel Mandir Raja Rani Temple
State Museum Brahmeswara Temple Parasurameswara Temple  

Excursion

Udaigiri & Khandagiri Caves Dhauli Nandankanan Zoo

Accommodation

Hotel The Trident Hotel MayFair Lagoon Hotel Kalinga Ashok