A thriving city blessed with art and culture which can easily wins the heart of the tourists at its first glance. Bhubaneswar is presently renowned as the capital city of State of Orissa in India. This city is a hub of historic temples and it was established in 1946. This biggest city in India is renowned for its ancient temples as well as applique work of Pipli, Ikat sarees, cane furniture and Bidri-ware.
This grand city is encompassed with various tourist attractions and many religious spots. It has more than 500 temples including Lingaraj Temple, Mukteswar Temple, Bindu Sagar, Shatrughaneswar Temple, Vaital Temple, Parashurameswar Temple and Rajarani Temple.
Other major important tourist attractions in the city are Orissa State Museum, Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves, Orissa Modern Art Gallery, Tribal Museum and Pathani Samanta Planetarium, Kalinga etc. This is a wonderful city that offers some modern facilities matches with our traditional to the tourists. Moreover, it has gained the prominent status as a permanent spot in the list of foreign tourists.
Must See/Do: Lingaraj Temple, Bindu Sarovara, Parasurameswara Temple
The ancient history of Bhubaneswar has been following last 2000 years ago when the city was named after the ‘Lord of three worlds’ Tribhuvaneshwar. This is a holy town that has acclaimed to have been the hot seat of the Hindu rulers between the 7th and 13th century.
In the 15th century, this city was slaved under the Mughals rule and it came to limelight only in 1936. After independence, the city was declared as a part of Orissa in 1947 named as the capital of Orissa on 13th April 1948.
Travel within city
Bhubaneshwar is the eminent big capital city of the state of Orissa which is famous as a most attractive tourist place in the world. It is perfect blend of elements catching from the past and from the present. In the city of Bhubaneshwar, ancient temples and monuments stand alongside modern nightclubs and gardens are some of historical excursions depicting our tradition and rich culture. To travel in this city, it provides various transport facilities ranging from buses to cycle rickshaw.
Buses are the most and cheap way of traveling runs by the government. The costs of these buses are around Rs 5 to 10 depending on the distance covered.
While travelling in and around in this city, you can opt for auto rickshaw that would be the cheap and best option. It is absolutely less expensive and easy accessible traveling means of transport ranging around Rs 5 to 10.
Taxis are the most preferred option in this city that has quite interesting to travel costing from Rs 12 per kilometer.