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Home to more than 1000 temples, several monastries, sancturies and museums. You will find a surprise at every corner of Odisha
Large species of birds & reptiles, luxurious nature camps, migratory birds and rare Olive Ridley turtles...
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Tourist attractions in Odisha
Odisha, formerly known as Orissa is a state in the eastern India with rich culture and history. Lying along the Bay of Bengal, it is famous for ancient temples and abundance of nature. However Odisha also has several other tourist attractions and most of which are still less explored. Moreover, the people here truly believe in the saying “atithi devo bhava” literally meaning “our guests are our god”.
The uniqueness of Odisha lies in its fascinating culture, historic sites, diverse wildlife and the mouth watering food. Odisha celebrates 13 festivals in 12 months of a year. This Indicates that the people of Odisha love their culture and festivals. One can see grand celebration of these festivals all over the state. However, festivals like Durga Puja in Cuttack, Kali puja in Bhadrak or the Rath Yatra in Puri are famous allover India. Similarly Odisha is also famous for its wildlife and nature. On the other hand, several wildlife sanctuaries lies here. Noted ones are the Similipal tiger reserve, Bhitarkanika mangroves, Chandaka elephant reserve and Gahiramatha marine sanctuary which are the major tourist attractions in Odisha. Along with this, the state is also boasts of many beautiful waterfalls, valleys and mountain ranges.
Ancient temples are what makes this state special in the tourism map of India. It is a home to more than 1000 temples along with several monasteries and museum. Jagganath temple in Puri, Sun temple in Konark, Lingaraj temple of Bhubaneswar are famous worldwide and attracts a lot of tourist round the year. Also Buddhism is deeply rooted in this state and ancient sites relating to Buddhism are found across the state. Roots to Buddhism in this state dates back to 6th Century BC. Prominent Buddhist sites like Ratnagiri, Lalitgiri, Udaygiri & Khandagiri and Dhauligiri are found here.
How to reach Odisha
By Air: Odisha has two operational airports. Main one being the Biju pattnaik international airport in Bhubaneswar and the second one is the Veer Surendra Sai airport at Jharsuguda. Hence it connects well with all the major cities of India.
By rail and road: Major national highways and rail routes pass through Odisha which makes it easy to reach any part of Odisha conveniently.