Want to explore Bhubaneswar and don’t know where to start from? Well, this guide will take you through the most visited tourist places of the city. So read on and decide your pick!
Bhubaneswar is the land of temples. Here you will find marvellous temples with strikingly beautiful architecture. One of which is the famous Ram Mandir. Located centrally, this temple commemorates almost life size deities.
Orissa State Museum:
Established in the year 1948, the Orissa State Museum displays a rich collection of archaeological objects, artefacts, Bronze Age tools and stone sculptures and other interesting stuff. This is one of the biggest tourist places in Bhubaneswar with huge collection of manuscripts on palm-leaves. It will indeed be an informative and education tour for you if you chose to visit this museum, as it has got a lot to offer.
Udayagiri and Khandagiri:
Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves attract many tourists throughout the year because of its exclusiveness. There are several caves here that make it a significant archaeological site in India. Beautiful inscriptions on the walls of the caves narrate the story of King Kharvela who was the ruler Orissa from 168 to 153 AD. This is one of the select few places that offer a glimpse of the entire city.
This beautiful temple of Lord Shiva is a must visit for all the Shiva devotees. Lingraj temple is the biggest in the city and its ancient Hindu style architecture dates back to the 10th century. Its gorgeous carvings and structural beauty makes it one of the most visited temples in Bhubaneswar.
This place will be a delight for all the animal lovers and also for kids as this zoo is home for all kinds of animal, reptile and bird species. Black panthers, crocodiles and white tigers are some of the wildlife that one can witness here.
Shanti Stupa at Dhauli Giri Hills:
Dhauli Giri Hills are nestled at the banks of Daya River. A Shanti Stupa which is located nearby is known as the peace pagoda as it is a Buddhist structure. This land is famous for the great war of Kalinga by the emperor Ashoka of Maurya Dynasty.
The beautiful ISKCON shrine is located at the heart of the temple city. Mesmerising idols of deities simply can evoke divinity in you. There is purity in the air and the devotees come here with full faith and devotion. Daily poojas and Bhajans further increase positivity around. This is among the best places to visit in Bhubaneswar.
There are several other places Ratnagiri Buddhist Excavation, Ansupa Lake, and Museum of Tribal Arts & Artefacts that are worth a visit. Do visit Mukteshwar Temple, Raj Rani Temple, Ananta Vasudeva Temple if you’ve not had enough of temples given above. Bhubaneswar is truly a splendid city with lots of amazing destinations that one can explore. So let the curious traveller in you have a fulfilling time wandering around!
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