Bhubaneswar is the capital city of Odisha. It is a well-known heritage site for its Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain temples and includes several Kalingan temples also ; Bhubaneswar is called “Temple city of India”. This city has been marked as the fast-growing commercial hub in Odisha. It has also become the smartest city in Odisha.
Top 10 tourist places in Bhubaneswar
1) Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves – These caves were made for Jain ascetics. Udayagiri has 18 caves and Khandagiri has 15 caves as well.
2) Ram Mandir – Almost every Hindu festival is celebrated here and this temple is dedicated to Lord Rama.
3) Nandankanan Zoological Park – It is one of the best zoos in India for protecting endangered species.
4) Dhauligiri Hills – It is the most beautiful sacred site for Buddhists.
5) ISKCON Temple – This temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and maintained by the ISKCON organization.
6) Lingaraj Temple – This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and it is one of the oldest temples in Bhubaneswar.
7) Museum of Tribal Arts & Artefacts – This museum has been enlightening the tribal elements since 1953.
8) Rajarani Temple – This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and it was made of sandstone called Rajarania.
9) Mukteswar Temple – This temple is the perfect combination of sculpting and architecture.
10) Indira Gandhi Park – This park is beautifully maintained as here the late politician Indira Gandhi delivered her final speech before being shot down.
Best time to visit Bhubaneswar
The most ideal time to visit Bhubaneswar is from October to February. Here the temperature of winter remains around 7°C to 12°C. Summer is not suitable for travelling here due to its hot weather and monsoon as well as for heavy rainfall. Only winter is the right season for taking the essence of this place.
How to reach Bhubaneswar
First of all, the visitors must travel up to Bhubaneswar Airport or Biju Patnaik International Airport, which is about 6 km away from the City Centre. Then the visitors can easily reach any part of Bhubaneswar by taxi or bus services.
The bus terminus of Bhubaneswar is Baramunda, which is 5 km away from the City Centre. This route is located on a well-maintained National Highway.
If you want to reach Bhubaneswar by train, you must reach its railway station called Bhubaneswar. Then you can travel to every part of Bhubaneswar by taking private cabs or taxis.