What are the best tourist places in Odisha?

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Odisha is the state that is located in Eastern India, with a coastline along the Bay of Bengal. It has many tourist places which are of cultural and architectural importance.

Bhubaneshwar

  • Also known as the temple city of India, this city is a blend of ancient monuments as well as comprises of modern architecture.

  • The city is believed to have had over 2000 temples in the past. Though many of them were destroyed by Muslim invaders some of the important temples like the Lingaraja temple still stand till today.

  • The temples are built using the Kalinga style of architecture that is unique in Odisha and also has some Buddhist sites as well because of king Ashoka who invaded Odisha resulting in Kalinga war.

Cuttack

  • This was the former capital of Odisha and now it happened to be the business capital of the state.

  • It is also an ancient city and it has a wide range of attractions for tourists to come and visit. It also has a number of pilgrim centers and famous handicraft exhibitions.

  • Some of the most famous places to visit when you are in Cuttack are the Barabati fort and the Netaji birthplace museum.

Sambalpur

  • This part of the state is rich in culture and natural beauty and it is a very important tourist destination in the state.

  • It is known to be a getaway to the western part of the state of Odisha and also has some scenic views in that part.

  • There are beautiful forest and amazing waterfalls that cover the land and it provides a sense of serenity and peace amongst the people who go and just sit in that place in order to attain some peace away from all the rush and chaos that is going on in the outer world.

  • Some of the famous places in this area are the Hirakud Dam and the Debrigarh wildlife sanctuary.

Puri

  • This is a place that is mainly meant for devotion as it comprises of the famous Sun temple and the Jagannath temple.

  • The 12th-century Jagannath Temple is located in this city and known as Sri Jagannath Dham. It is also supposed to be one of the original Char Dham temples that are a sacred pilgrimage for Hindus.

  • It is a must-visit destination for the tourist who just loves being a part of nature as there are many beautiful beaches and other wonders of nature that can be enjoyed by nature lovers.

  • It is very rich in culture and tradition and the temples that are present in this place are so famous that people from all over the world come to visit them.

Rourkela

  • This is known for its massive steel plant industries and it is home to some of the largest steel plants in India.

  • It also has the famous Badaghagra falls and the Khanadhar falls that many people come to visit and even this place is known for having temples where people come and visit it almost every year.

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Published on 19-Feb-2019 12:46:07
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