About Odisha

Odisha formerly Orissa, an eastern Indian state on the Bay of Bengal, is known for its tribal cultures and its many ancient Hindu temples. The capital, Bhubaneswar, is home to hundreds of temples, notably the intricately-carved Mukteshvara. The Lingaraj Temple complex, dating to the 11th century, is set around sacred Bindusagar Lake. The Odisha State Museum is focused on the area’s history and environment. Puri is home to the 12th-century Jagannath Temple, dedicated to its namesake the Lord of the Universe. Farther along the coast, Konark is the site of the ruins of the 13th-century Sun Temple, a famous example of the region’s native Kalinga architectural style. North of Puri, the crafts village at Raghurajpur offers visitors traditional Oriya paintings and tribal handicrafts. Odisha is also known for its beaches at Puri, Balighai, and elsewhere. Other natural attractions include the mangroves at Bhitarkanika National Park, the bird sanctuary at brackish Chilika Lake, and Simlipal National Park’s tiger reserve and waterfalls.
Konark Sun Temple

Konark Sun Temple, also called Konarak Sun Temple and Surya Devalayaand black pagoda is a 13th-century CE Sun Temple at Konark.
Nandankanan Zoological Park

Nandankanan Zoological Park is a 400-hectare zoo and botanical garden in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. Established in 1960, it was opened to the public in 1979 and became the first zoo in India to join the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums in 2009.
Lingaraja Temple

Lingaraja Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva and is one of the oldest temples in Bhubaneswar, the capital of the East Indian state of Odisha.
Gundicha Temple

Gundicha Temple is a Hindu temple, situated in the temple town of Puri in the state of Odisha, India. It is significant for being the destination of the celebrated annual Rath Yatra of Puri.
Khandadhar Falls

Khandadhar Falls is located at Nandapani, Bonaigarh in Sundergarh district in the Indian state of Odisha. It is the 12th highest waterfall in India.
Dhabaleswar Temple

Dhabaleswar Temple is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva. It is situated at a distance of 27 km from the city of Cuttack, on the exotic island of Lord Dhabaleshwar. It is one of the famous weekend tours from Cuttack.
Duduma Waterfall

Duduma Waterfall is 175 metres high and formed by the Machkundriver in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh states of India. 
Leaning Temple of Huma

The Leaning Temple of Huma in India is one of only two leaning temples in the world. It is located in Huma, a village situated on the bank of the Mahanadi, 23 km south of Sambalpur in the Indian state of Orissa.
Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves

Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves, formerly called Katak Caves or Cuttack caves, are partly natural and partly artificial caves of archaeological, historical, and religious importance near the city of Bhubaneswar in Odisha.
Panchalingeshwar Temple

Panchalingeshwar Temple is in Balasore district of Odisha. It named after the five Shivalinga that are enshrined inside. The temple is on top of a hillock near the Nilagiri hill. 

Bhubaneswar is an ancient city in India’s eastern state of Odisha, formerly Orissa. Many temples built from sandstone are dotted around Bindu Sagar Lake in the old city, including the 11th-century Hindu Lingaraja Temple. Outside Rajarani Temple are sculpted figures of the guardians of the 8 cardinal and ordinal directions. Jain antiques, weaponry, and indigenous pattachitra paintings fill the Odisha State Museum.

Cuttack is a city in the eastern Indian state of Odisha. It's on a peninsula flanked by the Mahanadi River to the north and the Kathajodi River to the south. The ruins of moated Barabati Fort, once home to the Eastern Ganga dynasty, show the city’s medieval significance. Within the fort's walls lies the Shahi Mosque, with its 3 white domes. Nearby, Maa Cuttack Chandi Temple is a pilgrimage site for Hindu devotees.

Sambalpur is located in the western part of Odisha and is one of the largest and oldest cities in the state. It is the headquarters of the Northern Revenue Division and of Mahanadi Coalfield Limited.

Puri is a city and a municipality in the state of Odisha in eastern India. It is the district headquarters of Puri district and is situated on the Bay of Bengal, 60 kilometers south of the state capital of Bhubaneswar.

Rourkela is a planned city located in the northern part of Odisha. It is the third-largest city in Odisha. It is situated about 340 kilometers north of state capital Bhubaneswar and is surrounded by a range of hills and encircled by rivers. The city is also popularly known as Ispat Nagar and also as the Steel City of Odisha. It has one of the largest steel plants of the Steel Authority of India Limited known as Rourkela Steel Plant.

Konark is a medium town in the Puri district in the state of Odisha, India. It lies on the coast by the Bay of Bengal, 65 kilometers from the capital of the state, Bhubaneswar. It is the site of the 13th-century Sun Temple, also known as the Black Pagoda, built in black granite during the reign of Narasimhadeva-I. The temple is a World Heritage Site. The temple is now mostly in ruins, and a collection of its sculptures is housed in the Sun Temple Museum, which is run by the Archaeological Survey of India. Konark is also home to an annual dance festival called Konark Dance Festival, held every December, devoted to classical Indian dance forms, including the traditional classical dance of Odisha.

Barbil is a city and a municipality in the Kendujhar district of the state of Odisha, India. The region around Barbil has the largest deposit of Iron ore and manganese ore in the world.

Jeypore pronounced in Odia as Joypur literally means "the city of victory". Nature has bestowed Jeypore generously with waterfalls and dense green forests. This is also a prominent business place in southern Odisha. It is encompassed by hills of the Eastern Ghats and the more famous Araku hills on three sides like a horseshoe with the western side opening up to Chhattisgarh in central India.

Bargarh district is an administrative district of Odisha state in eastern India. The city of Bargarh is its district headquarters. The district was carved out of the erstwhile district of Sambalpur in 1993.

Paradip, also spelt Paradeep, is a major seaport town and a municipality in Jagatsinghpur district of Odisha, India.
Best Time To Visit Odisha

The months of June and July are hot and humid, but it is the best time to visit Odisha because the world-famous Chariot Festival is organized in these months. However, the best time to visit Odisha is from October to March. During these months, the weather is clear and pleasant with the feeling of a little cold. For those who want to enjoy the seashore and beaches along with wildlife, these months are the best to explore Odisha.

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