Best Sightseeing Places in Bhubaneswar
Before planning your Bhubaneswar vacation, be familiar with what you must visit
during the trip.
Situated to the north of the Lingaraja Temple, this Lake is amongst the most famous
tourist attractions in Bhubaneswar. In fact, this lake is getting more popular as a tourist
as well as a picnic spot.
Lingaraja temple is one of the most famous temples of Odisha. This beautiful temple
is dedicated to Hindu Lord Shiva that is also known as 'Lingaraja'. It is endowed with
magnificent sculptures, which have been engraved on the spire.
It is amongst the most renowned temples in Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha.
This beautiful temple is made of the wonderful red and gold sandstone (which is locally
known as Rajarani) and that is why, the temple has been named so.
Another prominent temple of Bhubaneswar, Mukteshwar temple has been built in the
style, which is quite similar to Kalinga School of Temple Architecture.
Odisha State Museum:
Dating back to the year 1932, the Odisha State Museum's foundation was laid by
Professor Ghanshyam Dash of Ravenshaw College & Professor N. C. Banerjee (two
famous historians). This museum began the task of collecting archaeological treasures
from various places. You can see a variety of treasures and ancient artifacts of the state
Best Time for Holidaying in Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar enjoys a tropical climate with very hot summers and chilly winters. The
monsoons bring a lot of humidity (with approx. 1450 mm of rainfall). Therefore, the
best time to visit this city is from October to March, when the weather is quiet pleasant
and favorable for sightseeing and holidaying. So, make your Bhubaneswar trip plan
accordingly and enjoy its historical beauty.
Must Buy Things from Bhubaneswar
Often called as the "Temple City of India", Bhubaneswar is not only a famous place
of worship but also a paradise for shopping lovers. There are innumerable shopping
places right from private shops to Government-owned places from where you can
shop the well-known "Ikat Fabric", which is mostly used in making Sarees and
other garments. Some other best buys are Tussar silk, Sambalpuri silk and Cotton.
Beside fabrics, you can buy the Appliqué work of Bhubaneswar, which is locally
called 'Chandua'. There is also a wide variety of metal ware available in the city in
the form of exquisite metal silver and distinctive kinds of metal sculptures, known as
Dhokra. Some interesting items that you can take back home as souvenirs or gifts for
loved ones are handcrafted wooden items, such as lampshades, vegetable baskets,
vanity boxes etc. Stone sculptures of Gods & Goddesses, miniatures are also hot sale.
Last but not the least, this city is famous for its paintings including, paintings made on
palm leaf, Patachitra, Ganjapas etc. So, don't forget to buy any or all of the items from
your Bhubaneswar tour.
Explore Options to Reach Bhubaneswar
Before booking your Bhubaneswar holiday packages, you must be aware of the ways
to reach this beautiful city. To know more, read on:
Bhubaneswar has its own international airport, Bhubaneswar Airport (BBI) which
connects the city to various major cities of the country like Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai,
Vishakhapatnam, Nagpur and Varanasi. Also, several international flights commute
directly with the city.
The Bhubaneswar railway station and Mancheswar railway station connects the city to
major cities of India through fast and super fast train links to Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati,
Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and
various other important centres of the country as well as within the state.
Bhubaneswar is well-linked to the rest of India by the national highways. The New Bus
Stand in Bhubaneswar is on NH5, at Baramunda, about 6 KM from town centre. You
can also hire private buses, taxis or take inter-state transport buses to reach to this city.
So, select any of the modes of Bhubaneswar travel and explore this beautiful city.