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Bhubaneswar is the capital city of the state of Odisha in India. It is without a doubt the largest city in the state and is also considered as the centre of economy and culture within the state as well as in the entire Eastern part of India. The city is often known as the ‘Temple City’ because of the wide number of historical temples and also for the number of valuable heritage resources which are found here. The city is a modern city and is only known to be established around 1948 but still, people have found historical shreds of evidence dating back to about 3rd century BCE. Now, this is quite interesting to know, isn’t it? The city proudly depicts the diversity and unity in the Hindu, Jain and Buddhist culture which is why there are many beautiful and extraordinary Kalingan temples worth seeing. It is one of the most visited destinations in Eastern India along with Konark and Puri and all the three together form a ‘Golden Triangle’.

Places to visit in Bhubaneswar

Iskcon Temple

The Iskcon Temple is quite a great spiritual place which you would particularly like to experience owing to its spiritual significance. For those of you who don’t know the meaning then ISKCON is the International Society of Krishna Consciousness. This temple was built in the year of 1991 and is specifically known as the substitute of the Jagannath Temple which is situated in Puri.

Hirakud Dam

This dam is yet another piece of a magnificent piece of architecture. It is situated at a distance of around 15 km from the Sambalpur district. This dam was built in the year 1956 and for a long time has been a source of perpetual popularity and has been a significant source for boosting tourism in Orissa.   

Bindu Sarovara

Fundamentally, this is a water tank which is particularly considered as quite sacred by the Hindu community. This tank is specifically located between a bunch of Hindu Temples and lies in the vicinity of the Lingaraj Temple.  

Also Read: The railway station of this city has the 4th longest railway line in India

Things to do in Bhubaneswar

Orissa State Museum

If you visit this museum then here you will be finding some really cool artefacts as well as things. Talking about the origin of this museum then it goes back to the year of 1932. It was during this time period that around two historians started their collection. After that, in the year of around 1938, the Government decided to transform this place into a full-fledged museum.

Mukteswara Temple

It is particularly dedicated to Lord Shiva. Undoubtedly, this place is one of the brilliant examples of the immense beauty which lies in Kalinga’s architectural style.  Thus, if you are in this place then you should definitely be visiting this amazing temple.

Deras Dam

This dam is one of the best tourist attractions in Bhubaneswar. It is basically a small dam which is surrounded by the lush natural factors of the Chadaka Elephant Sanctuary. So, if you visit Bhubaneswar then to particularly have a change you can consider visiting this amazing Dam.  

Events and festivals in & around Bhubaneswar

Durga Pooja

This is another important festival which is celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm among the people. This festival is celebrated in the month of Ashwin. And on this festival, you can see just too many pandals which have been decorated installed throughout the streets. Moreover, you will also be finding Durga Maa’s statues all around and you can hear the chants of morning aarti which will be simply a mind-blowing experience for you.

Dhanu Yatra

An annual drama based theatrical performance is what Dhanu Yatra is! It is one of the most brilliant festivals which you can find in any state. It is spread at a radius of 8 km. And what is interesting to know about this fact is that it is the world’s largest open-air theatre owing to which it also has been listed in the Guinness Book Of World Records. Read More...

Puri Beach Festival

This festival is celebrated on an annual basis in Puri. Celebrated in the month of November this festival is celebrated in about five days. Moreover, this festival is an absolutely delightful celebration and in recent years it has gained a very significant amount of popularity. Read More...

Best time to visit Bhubaneswar

The month of March is the best time to visit the city of Bhubaneswar. During this time the overall climate is very pleasant and is just perfect for tourism activities.

Source: Incredible India

How to reach Bhubaneswar?

By Air - The nearest airport is the Bhubaneswar airport of the Biju Patnaik International airport which connects the city with all the other major cities.

By Road - Bhubaneswar has very good connectivity via the road network. There are many buses which frequent this city. You can also consider travelling by taxi.

By Train - The nearest railway station is the Bhubaneswar railway station which is responsible for connecting it with all the other major Indian cities.

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