Odisha is the eastern state on the bay of Bengal of India and also known as the soul of India.
Odisha has ample of places which gives you historical, cultural and natural experience, it is a land filled with awe-inspiring monument, wildlife and stunning landscapes which gives you wonderful travel experience.
Odisha has everything from temple to sanctuaries and wildlife, from beaches to waterfall and lakes, from crafts to various festivals, It is a complete package for travelers.
If you are contemplating a trip to Odisha, here are seven good reasons why Odisha should be in your bucket list!
1 Bhubaneswar – Capital City Of Odisha
Those who are spiritual and fascinate with architectural marvel must visit Bhubaneswar, and discover the allure and brilliance of ancient temples that was build in Kalinga Empire. City of Temples has more than a hundred temple with more than 700 marvellous sculpture which are dedicated to Lord Shiva, Vishnu and Surya.
Lingraj Temple – Magnificent Lingraj Temple is the largest and popular temple in Bhubaneswar, It was built in during 11th century and has 180 feet height, it is treasure of aesthetic sculpture, it is dedicatedto Lord Harihara it is combined form of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu.
It’s mysteriously attractive architectural beauty makes people to must visit.
Raja Rani Temple – The Raja Rani Temple was built during the 10th century, the temple got the name from the sandstone used to build it and the temple has many erotic sculptures. The temple ground is well maintained so you can relax here for a while.
Other than this you can visit the Brahmeshwar Temple, Mukteswar Temple.
2 Konark Sun Temple – Konark Sun Temple is well -known and most popular tourist attraction in Odisha, the temple was builtin 1278 CE by the Ganga King Narasimha Deva and the name Konark is derived from the kona means Corner and the arka means Sun.
The temple is India’s one of the largest temple and its is the best example of incredible India & UNESCO has granted it a World Heritage Site.
Even in its ruined state it is a magnificient temple still reflect the genius and the beauty of the architects that envisioned and built it. the temple is well-known for its architectural grandeur and profusion of sculptural work, The entire temple has been built in chariot shape of the sun god with 24 wheels draging by Seven horses.
So if ancient architecture and monument attract you then this is the best example of ancient architecture
3 -Puri Jaganath Temple – Jagnnath Puri is one of the Dham(holy place) out of the four holy places for Hindu devotees in India, the temple is dedicated to Loard Jagnnath, it is an important pilgrimage destination for Hindu devotees, In annual Ratha Yatra sees millions of devotees visiting the Jagannath temple.
And the temple has some interesting and incredible fact also such as the flag at top flies in apposite direction, no birds are fly above the temple, the shadow of main dome of the temple is not visible anymore so if you are spiritual then you must visit Puri in one’s lifetime.
4- Puri Beach – Puri Beach is another tourist attraction in Odisha, the long stretch beach is mainly famous for its splendid white sands and choppy waters. And it is a site of the annual Puri Beach Festival and it also hosts sand art displays it includes the Sudarshan Pattnaik’s art so it is another reason the people who love art.
5 Cilka Lake – it is the world’s second largest brackish water lagoon and India’s largest coastal lagoon, the lagoon has importance because of its rich bio-diversity you can find here a wide range of flora, fauna and aquatic faunas.
The lake is a paradise for the bird-lovers the whole vicinity attracts a number of aquatic birds preferably in winters.
6 Caves (Udayagiri and Khanagiri) – Udayagiri & Khanagiri Caves are situated at just six KM away from Bhubaneswar in Hill of Sunrise & Broken Hills, Udayagiri has 18 rock-cut caves and Khanagirihas 15 both have historical and religious importance.
Jain Temple –
8 Wildlife – Odisha just not have plenty of historical monument it also has a wide variety of fauna if you are a true delight nature lovers and want explore wildlife Odisha has plenty of wildlife sanctuaries including Simplipal National Park, Nandankanan Zoological Park, UshakothiSanctuary here you can find various wildlife species such as Tiger, Leopards, Sambhars, Langurs, Deer, Gaur (Indian Bison), Elephants, Antelopes, Chitals, Chevrotains, Wild Dog, Wild Boar, Sloth Bears and Monkeys, Odisha wildlife provide a unique adventure to travel enthusiasts
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