Odisha is known for its rich cultural heritage. Actually it was named after Lord Shiva. It is also called the ‘City of Temples’.
Bhubaneswar is the capital of Odisha, located in the eastern part of India. Actually it was named after Lord Shiva. It is also called the ‘City of Temples’. Here you also get hills, temples and museums too. The city is situated on the banks of the Mahanadi and has many magnificent buildings dating back to Kalinga. This ancient city has a rich history of 3000 years in its history. It is said that Bhubaneswar once had more than 2000 temples.
Under Bhubaneswar tourism, you can glimpse the art of temple construction in Odisha in the ancient times. Bhubaneswar, Puri and Konark together form the Golden Triangle. Bhubaneswar is also named among the places of historical and mythological importance in India. The city of Bhubaneswar is counted among the few beautiful cities in India, on this land, the historic war of Kalinga was fought, after which Emperor Ashoka renounced arms and adopted Buddhism. This city is very important from the mythological point of view, hence it is also called Kashi of the East.
Bhubaneswar tourist places
Bhubaneshwar has a lot of tourist places that keep tourists hooked. Bhubaneswar, the largest city of Odisha, has a unique blend of temples, lakes, caves, museums, parks and dams. Lingaraja Temple, Mukteshwar Temple, Rajarani Temple, Iskon Temple, Ram Temple, Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Yogini Temple at Hirapur and a large number of other temples here are excellent examples of Odisha Temple Architecture.
The beauty of Bhubaneshwar is enhanced by some natural sites like Bindu Sagar Lake, Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves, Dhauli Giri, Chandka Wildlife Sanctuary and Attari hot water spring. Nature lovers also like Bhubaneswar quite a lot, because there are many parks here. Prominent among them are Biju Patnaik Park, Buddha Jayanti Park, IG Park, Forest Park, Gandhi Park, Ekamar Kanan, IMFA Park, Kharavela Park, SP Mukherjee Park, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Park etc. If you are interested in sports and science, then the Regional Science Center, Pathani Samanta Star House and Kalinga Stadium are here for you. The Nandankanan zoo here is very popular among children. The list of Bhubaneswar tourist destinations is very long. Among them, Pipli village, Deras Dam, Baya Baba Math, Shishupalgarh, BDA Nikko Park, Fortune City, Info City etc. also have significant importance. Bhubaneshwar also provides a great shopping option. You can buy tie, clothes, brass utensils and wood items from here.
The Lingaraja Temple is the largest temple in Bhubaneswar. The temple has special significance for several reasons. It is one of the oldest temples in the city and was built in the 10th or 11th century. The temple is dedicated to Harihara, a form of Bhagavana Shiva and is a major landmark of the city.
Its architectural design is also very excellent and it is one of the few best Hindu temples in India. The height of this temple is 55 meters and the entire temple has very exquisite carvings. The Lingaraja temple follows some rigid traditions and non-Hindus are not allowed inside the temple.
However, a high platform has been erected right next to the temple, so that people of other religions can see the temple. It is visited by tourists and devotees throughout the year.