Monday, 9 January 2012

Bhubaneswar, Orissa

Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Orissa, is situated in its eastern side. The city boasts of majestic temples and shrines, which form a major part of its tourist attractions. It serves as the perfect example of the fusion of age-old customs and traditions and modern aspirations. This is one of the basic reasons why tourism in Bhubaneshwar is gaining momentum day by day. People are coming to the city from various parts of India as well as the world to witness it unique splendor.

They also travel to Bhuvaneswar with the aim of visiting its numerous revered Hindu temples. Of these, the more popular ones are Lingaraja temple, Rajarani temple, Parasuramesvera temple and Yogini temple, along with Mukteshwar, Siddheswar and Kedargauri temples. Other places in the city that are worth watching are its Handicrafts Museum, Khandagiri and Udayagiri Caves, Orissa State Museum and Nandankanan Wildlife Sanctuary. 

You can also go for the shopping in Bhubaneswar and buy some nice souvenirs for your friends and family members. The best buys include patta paintings, stone and woodcarving, silk fabrics and silver filigree, also known as the tarakashi work. The city has a typical tropical climate and is best visited in the winter season. 

Places to See:

Lying to the north of the Lingaraja Temple, the Bindusagar Lake is one of the popular tourist attractions of Bhubaneswar. Infact, the lake has been gaining more and more popularity amongst the tourists as a picnic spot. More

Lingaraj temple is one of the most popular temples of Orissa. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, also known as ‘Lingaraj’. It is adorned with beautiful sculptures, which have been carved on the spire. More

Mukteshwar temple, one of the most prominent temples of Bhubaneswar, has been constructed in the style that is quite similar to the one used in the Kalinga School of Temple Architecture. More

Rajarani temple is one of the most renowned temples in Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Orissa. It is made from the wonderful red and gold sandstone, which is locally known as Rajarani and this is what gives the temple its name of ‘Raja Rani’.

The origin of Orissa State Museum can be traced back to the year 1932. Its foundation was laid when Professor N. C. Banerjee and Professor Ghanshyam Dash of Ravenshaw College, two famous historians, initiated the task of collecting archaeological treasures from different places. 


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