About Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar, the capital of Orissa, is the rare place where tradition matches its steps with modernity, where culture and technology flourish together, where the glorious past is preserved and an illustrious future is in the making. Evolving as one of the hottest tourist destination, the city has many surprises gift-wrapped for everyone.

Bhubaneswar has a great historical significance as it was the scene of some the major turning points in history. The Great Kalinga War which led to the miraculous transformation of Emperor Ashoka was fought along the bank of river Daya on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar in 261 BC. Now there stands a Peace Pogoda with Ashokan rock-edicts. The city also has the oldest rock-cut caves in Khandagiri and Udayagiri.

Bhubaneswar inherits rich culture and traditional heritage, a rich cultural and traditional heritage. Being the kingdom of various great rulers of the past like Kharavela, it served as the ground for their zealous activities among which temple building deserves a special mention teeming whit temple reflecting the evolution of kalinga architecture from inception to maturity, Bhubaneswar has earned the title of Temple City of India. Parsurameswar (10 c. AD), Vital (8th c AD), Mukteswar (10th c. AD), Rajarani (11th c.AD), Brahmeswar and Lingaraj (11th c.AD) are a few of the temples which stand as examples of the architectural excellence of Oriya sculptors.

While the traditional heritage has been well preserved, the city has exbraced the technological advancement with equal fervour. Amusement Parks, Star hotels, Discotheques and IT Parks in the city provide ample opportunities to chill out and enjoy life. Besides, Nandankanan the open-air-zoological park, EkamraHaat - the handicrafts and textiles market, State Museum, The Tribal Mesuam and Regional Measeum of Natural History, Market Build, Big Bazar, Pantaloon, the World-shopper's destinations, EkamraKanan Regional Plance Resources Center etc are the other avenues which cater to the specific interests and tastes of various cross-section of tourists.

Way to Bhubaneswar

Air : Indian Airlines connects Bhubaneswar by anir with flights to Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai. Other airlines like jetlite, indigo, Air Deccan and Kingfisher have flights from different metropolis of the country to Bhubaneswar.

Rail :The Bhubaneswar is the headquarters of East Coast Railway being stationed in the City, Bhubaneswar has an excellent network of rail connections. Many fast and super fast trains run between Bhubaneswar and other major cities and towns of the country like Kolkata, Guwahati, Delhi, Chennai, Hydrabad, Mumbai, Bangalore, Triruvananthapuram, Ahmedabad, Haridwar, etc.

Road : Bhubaneswar being the Capital of the state Orissa. Through NH 5 is connected to the different locations of country. It is connected by all - weather moterable roads within the state and other neighboring states of the country.

Tourist Location nearby BHUBANESWAR:

  • Khandagiri&Udayagiri
  • Dhauli
  • Mukteswar Temple
  • Lingaraj Temple
  • Rajarani Temple
  • Brahmeswar Temple
  • Ekamra Haat
  • BDA Nicco Park
  • Regional Science Center
  • Pathani Samanta Planetarium
  • NandanKanan
  • Haripur
  • Pipili
  • Atri
  • Jayadev Kenduvilwa.

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