Odisha (formerly known as Orissa) is a beautiful state located in the eastern part of India, known for its rich culture, history, and scenic beauty. Here are some places you can visit during your tour:
- Bhubaneswar : The capital city of Odisha, Bhubaneswar is known as the ‘City of Temples’ and is famous for its ancient temples, such as the Lingaraj Temple, Mukteswara Temple, and Rajarani Temple.
- Puri : A popular beach destination, Puri is known for its sandy beaches, the famous Jagannath Temple, and the Puri Beach Festival held in November.
- Konark : Located about 35 km from Puri, Konark is known for the Sun Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is known for its intricate stone carvings.
- Chilika Lake : The largest saltwater lake in India, Chilika Lake is a popular destination for birdwatching and boat rides.
- Cuttack : Known as the ‘Silver City’, Cuttack is famous for its silver filigree work, as well as its ancient temples and forts.
- Dhenkanal : Known for its rich history and culture, Dhenkanal is home to many temples and archaeological sites, such as the Saptasajya and Kapilash temples.
- Sambalpur : Located in the western part of Odisha, Sambalpur is known for its textile industry, as well as its scenic beauty, including the Hirakud Dam and the Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary.
Rourkela : Known for its steel plant, Rourkela is a popular industrial town, as well as a scenic destination with many parks and lakes.