Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar is the capital city of Odisha. It is also known as the temple city of Odisha. The temple city of Bhubaneswar has always been a major attraction of visitors. These temples will give you the knowledge of Odisha’s history and culture. There are more than 100 beautiful temples in and around the city are known for their Architectural skills, history and scenic beauty.
Nowadays this city becomes an educational and sports hub. A large number of students from all over the country come to Bhubaneswar every year to pursue their study. Be it Engineering, Science, Arts, Hotel and Travel Management, Commerce, Music or Dance.
Also, the recently concluded Men’s Hockey World Cup put Bhubaneswar on a global map. Bhubaneswar is filled with amazing offbeat destinations. Within a range of a hundred kilometres or so there are a number of places where anyone can go for a weekend getaway. From extraordinary mountains, scenic beaches, caves to archaeological masterpieces- Bhubaneswar has everything to enjoy your days.
Today the communication growth is very impressive. There are so many travel agencies open in the city. They will help you for easy access to your destination.
Let’s visit some beautiful places of Bhubaneswar
Lingraj Temple is the very oldest and important temple in Bhubaneswar. It is built by Jajati Keshari in 11th century CE. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is the main attraction for tourist. There are many minor temples in the Lingaraj temple premises.
Children and wildlife lovers must enjoy this place. It was established in 1960. It also has a botanical garden. The total area of Nandankanan is 437 ha. There are nearly 3485 animals and 157 species available in it. Major exhibits of this place are white tiger safari, Lion safari, and Butterfly Park and Orchid house. If you enjoy this place fully, one day will be the very less period. Recently three female Nile Crocodiles and eight yellow Anacondas have arrived at city-based Nandankanan zoo from the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust.
Khandagiri and Udayagiri Caves
The caves lie on outskirts of Bhubaneswar.Here you will see the archaeological work. Tourists will feel its historical and religious importance of this place. Khandagiri have 15 caves and Udayagiri has 18 caves.
It is located from 8km away from Bhubaneswar. It is also called Santi Stupa. It is built by the great empower Ashoka. Here in this place a battle was fought in which Daya River was turned red with blood. After the battle, Ashoka thought it was a great mistake in his life. After that this place turned into an important center for Buddhist. This stupa is built after the great Kalinga war.
Museum of Tribal Arts
The museum has on display tribal costumes, jewellery, art, household objects, musical instruments & more. This museum also serves as a Tribal Research Institute. It has life-sized authentic tribal dwellings, created by the tribal craftsmen. This offers a view of the State’s tribal heritage. The museum is located at Unit – VIII, close to CRPF square on NH5.