Odisha Tourism

Orissa (Odisha) Tourist Information - Travel Guide

Odisha (Also known as Orissa) an eastern Indian state on the Bay of Bengal, it is known for its tribal cultures and its many ancient Hindu temples. The capital of the state is 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.

Odisha is mainly known for its rich culture and the enormous number of ancient temples. The temples of Odisha conform to the Indo Aryan Nagara style of architecture, with distinctive features specific to this region. The best known of these are the Lingaraja Temple at Bhubaneswar, Jagannath Temple at Puri and the Konark Sun Temple. Raghunath Temple in the town of Odagaon, Nayagarh district is an important pilgrimage centre. The temples of Odisha exhibit a majestic grandeur.

Tourism in Odisha is one of the main contributors to the Economy of Odisha, India, with a 500 Km long coastline, towering mountains, serene lakes and frolicking rivers. Odisha is one of the major tourism sectors of India, with various tourists' attractions, ranging from Wildlife Reserves, Beaches, Temples, Monuments, the arts and festivals.

Popular tourist destination in Odisha/Orissa:

Bhubaneswar, Puri, Konark, Cuttack, Chilika Lake, Gopalpur, Sambalpur, Rourkela, Chandipur, Daringbadi, Simlipal National Park, Berhampur, Balasore, Bhitarkanika National Park, Paradip, Baripada, Phulbani, Satkosia Tiger Reserve, Jeypore, Taptapani, Jharsuguda, Bhadrak, Angul, Mangalajodi, Bangriposi, Kendujhar, Bargarh, Rambha, Sunabeda, Bhawanipatna, Hirakud Dam, Debagarh, Tikarpada, Koraput, Puri Beach, Dhenkanal, Barkul, Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Barbil, Talcher, Kiriburu, Hirakud, Boudh, Subarnapur, Balangir, Ghatgaon, Sundergarh and Khiching.

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