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Best Sightseeing Places in Odisha
Planning an Odisha vacation and wondering which places you must see, just read on:
The temples of Odisha are famous for their rich cultural heritage, art and architecture
all across the world. Most of these temples are built in Indo-Aryan Nagara style of
architecture. Sun temple at Konark, Lingaraja temple at Bhubaneshwar, Jagannath
temple at Puri (also popular for famous 'Rath Yatra'), Mukteswara Temple, Kapilash
Temple, Gundicha Ghar Temple, Loknath Temple, Daria Hanuman and Sonar
Gouranga Temple, Bharateswar Temple and Rajarani Temple are some of the popular
temples, which must be visited during your trip to Odisha.
Being a coastal state, Odisha has a vast stretch of golden sandy sparkling land with
deep blue sea and soothing weather. Therefore, it has a number of stunning beaches.
Aryapalli, Balaramgadi Beach, Balighai Beach, Baliharachandi Beach, Chandipur
Beach, Gopalpur Beach, Pata Sonapur Beach, Malud Beach, Paradip Beach and Puri
Beach are some of the popular beaches.
The state of Odisha has some of the most beautiful waterfalls gushing stunningly
through the river valleys. Some of them are Putudi Falls, Khandadhar Falls, Harishankar
Falls, Duduma Falls, Khanduala Falls, Phurli Jharan Falls, Sanaghagra Falls,
Pradhanpat Falls, Nrusinghanath etc.
Heritage & Caves:
Khandagiri caves in Odisha have the relics of rich religious history of the ancient times.
Similarly, the Udayagiri caves consist of eighteen rock cut caves that depicts the unique
religious legacy of the ancient time of Jain and Buddhist temples. Presently, these
caves are much popular as tourist attractions visited by tourists who are interested in
heritage of this state.
Other major attractions:
Similipal National Park, Nandankanan Zoological Park, Ratnagiri, Chillika Lake,
Balasore, Sambalpur, Hirakud Dam, Bhitarkanika National Park, Mahendragiri and
Best Time for Holidaying in Odisha
Odisha is a coastal state and therefore, it enjoys tropical climate with extreme hot
summer, heavy rainfall during monsoon and moderate winter season. If you are
planning an Odisha tour, then you must know that October to March is the best time
to explore the charming culture and heritage of this state. In fact, you can spot exotic
migratory birds in Chilika Lake and other national parks in Odisha.
Must Buy Things from Odisha
Shopping is truly a heavenly experience for shoppers in Odisha. This state boasts of
captivating architecture, sculptural and tribal culture and heritage. All of these things,
reflects into the items that markets of Odisha sells, which you can buy and carry as
souvenirs or things of use at home. Some of the exclusive items are garments (hand
woven by artisans), exquisite appliqué work on lawn umbrellas, silver Filigree work
items (bought from Cuttack markets), Wood Work (appealing wood carving works,
elephants, peacocks, and horses, masks, toys, boxes and bowls, temple sculptures
etc. that can be bought from Puri, Cuttack and Bargarh. Exclusive weaving work
of "Ikat" fabric/ sarees, Sambalpuri silk and cotton saris, Cuttaki saris, silk tassar saris,
and some fine cottons are must buy for women visiting Odisha. Another exclusively
paintings called 'pata chitra', exquisite stone carvings, sea-shell work items are some of
the collectables to buy from your Odisha trip.
Explore Options to Reach Odisha
Before booking your Odisha holiday packages, you must be aware of the ways to
reach this beautiful city. To know more, read on:
The Biju Patnaik Airport at Bhubaneswar is the best way to reach Orissa by air. All
major low cost carriers and several full service airlines operate regular flights to and
from different major cities like New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad,
Varanasi and Raipur.
The major railhead of the state is Bhubaneswar Railway station, which is served by
major train networks that connect it to the city (state) to various cities across India such
as Kolkata, Puri, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Guwahati, Tirupati, Hyderabad
and Trivandrum etc. Rajdhani, Coromondal Express, Konark Express are some of
the famous trains that operates to and fro this station. Besides Bhubaneswar Railway
Station, there are numerous railheads in Orissa, which link all major cities and towns to
the city and other important places within and outside the state.
The state of Odisha can easily be accessed via National Highway (NH) number 5, 6, 23,
42 and 43 run that run through the state and its neighboring states.