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|
|Rainfall||150 cm average yearly|
|Best Time to Visit||September to March|
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.
Places to Visit
|Lingaraja Temple||Mukteshwar Temple||Vaital Duel Mandir||Raja Rani Temple|
|State Museum||Brahmeswara Temple||Parasurameswara Temple|
|Udaigiri & Khandagiri Caves||Dhauli||Nandankanan Zoo|
|Hotel The Trident||Hotel MayFair Lagoon||Hotel Kalinga Ashok|