Odisha is a beautiful state of India. It is located in the east zone near to the border of Bay of Bengal. Among other states of India Odisha is in 11th rank according to it’s population. The historical name of Odisha is Kalinga. Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Brahmapur, Rourkela, Balasore & Bhadrak are major cities of Odisha. Bhubaneswar is the Capital of Odisha. Popular rivers of Odisha are Mahanadi, Baitarani, Subarnarekha, Budhabalanga, Brahmani & Rushikulya. Mahanadi is the biggest river of Odisha. In art & music Odisha is popular for Odishi Dance. Odisha is rich with irrigated cultivated lands. Traditionally this state celebrates 13 festivals in 12 months. Every year nearly lakhs of foreign visitors visits Odisha. There are several places in Odisha those attracts global visitors. Let us share the list of Famous Tourist places to visit in Bhubaneswar.
Jagannath Temple, Puri
Jagannath temple in puri is one of the most famous Tourist place near Bhubaneswar. It is 60 kilometers far from the Capital of Odisha. Puri is one among the Hindu char dham (Rameswaram, Badrinath, Puri & Dwarka). In the main temple of puri you can saw 3 lords (lord Jagannath, Balabhadra & their sister Subhadra). Lord Jagannath was known as BADA THAKUR. He is the lord of Universe. Puri is famous for Car Festival. Jagannath temple was built in the 12th century by the king Indradyumna & queen Gundicha. The main entrance of the temple is called Singhdwar. Including main temple in puri you can watch Lakshmi temple, Gundicha Temple, Hanuman Temple & Lokanath temple. The sea beach of puri is a best place to share time. Near to the beach there are several hotels & restores are available to provide accommodation facility to tourists. Sea foods are the popular dish near beach restores.
The Sun temple, Konark
Konark temple is listed among the 7th wonder of India. This temple was built by king Narasimhadeva. At that time to built this temple 1200 carpenters worked. This temple is like a chariot with elaborately carved stone wheels (12 wheels in each side), pillars & walls. Stones used for this temple is Khondalite rocks. Height of the temple is 230 feet. The name Konark is composition of 2 Sanskrit words Kona (corner) & Arka (sun). This is the temple for Sun. Konark temple is near to Chandrabhaga river. According to the design the first rays of sunrise strikes the main entrance of the temple. It is a best place to pray the lord Sun. About distance it is 60 kilometers far from the Capital of Odisha. From Puri it takes 30 to 40 minutes to reach Konark.
Nandankanan is one of the famous zoological park in Bhubaneswar. It is located to Chandaka-Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary. Nandankanan was established in 1960 & opened to public in 1979. This zoo is nearly covered 1000 acres area. Kanjia lake is located inside the zoo. Every year not less then 2 million visitors visits Nandankanan. This zoo is the house of 1600 animals. From tiger to bird you can watch all here. The special attraction of Nandankanan is white tigers. Including zoo Nandankanan is having State Botanical Garden with 175 acres area. This is the biggest botanical garden of Odisha. Several medicine plants you can find here. It was established in 1963. From Capital of Odisha Nandankanan is only 18 kilometers. If you are visitor to Odisha take time to visit Nandankanan. For tourists this is a evergreen place.
Lingaraj Temple, Bhubaneswar
Lingaraj temple is one of the Oldest SIVA temple in Odisha. It is a major tourist attractive point of Bhubaneswar. Everyday near 7000 visitors visits this temple. Sivaratri is the popular festival here. Including main temple Lingaraj temple is having lot more small temples. This is cause the city Bhubaneswar is also popular as temple city. Near to Lingaraj Temple Kedargouri is one more popular place. These temples are more then thousand year old. The design & location of the temple is the main subject to attract visitors.
Shanti Stupa Dhauli
Shanti Stupa Dhauli is only 9 kilometers from the Capital of Odisha. In the age of samrat Ashok this is the place where he has his empire. Dhauli is located over a hill. On the top you can watch Shanti Stupa, Lord Siva Temple & the natural beauties of temple city Bhubaneswar.
Khandagiri & Udayagiri
Khandagiri & Udayagiri is one among the most attractive Tourist places to visit in Bhubaneswar. It is located near the new Bus Stand Bermuda. This place famous for temples & artificial caves. This is a popular shooting spot of Odisha. Many film directors are visiting here to shoot their movies. If you are interested to watch beautiful caves you can find 33 popular caves here. Among all the caves RANIGUMPHA is the most popular one. About the beauty of Khandagiri & Udayagiri it is a pair of 2 hills. These hills are surrounded by jungle. Take your time to visit Khandagiri & Udayagiri, I am sure this tourist place will give you the experience of adventure.