Places to Visit in Odisha

Odisha is located along the coastline and is popularly know as the land of Lord Jagannath. Odisha is famous in every aspects whether it be historical, spiritual and architectural. It has a wide range of tourist attraction like beaches, historical monuments, temples etc.

Top 5 Places to Visit in Odisha

 

1. Konark Sun Temple, Odisha

konark temple odisha

  • Famous For : Konark Sun Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is famous for its unique architecture. Konark temple is dedicated to the Sun God. The main attraction part in the konark temple is the Konark Wheel. One of the major attraction at temple is the light and sound show. Every year Konark Dance Festival takes place in the first week of december.
  • Timings : 06:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m. from Monday to Sunday.
  • Tickets : Rs 30 for Indians , Rs 500 for Foreigners and Rs 400 for Konark Dance Festival.
  • How To Reach : It is about 35 km from Puri and 65 km from Bhubaneshwar.

2. Shree Jagannath Temple

Shree Jagannath Temple odisha

  • Famous For : Shree Jagannath Temple is located in Puri, Odisha. It is one of the most worshiped temple in india. It is one of the Dhamas (out of four Dhamas) i.e. Puri, Dwarika, Badrinath, Rameshwar. The temple is majorly famous for its Rath Yatra and Bahuda Yatra. People from all over the world come here to witness and to take blessings of Lord Jagannath.
  • Timings : 05:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Tickets : Free Entry and if you want to do special pooja than you have to go to the ticket counter at the temple.
  • How To Reach : Nearest airport is Biju Pattnaik International Airport at Bhubaneshwar which is around 60 km from temple, Nearest Railway Station is Puri which is 3 km from temple.

3. Puri Beach

Puri beach odisha

  • Famous For : Puri Beach is also known as Golden Beach. It is located along the shore of Bay of Bengal. It is famous among people who came to worship Lord Jagannath Temple as they take a holy bath here to pay their homage to Lord Jagannath.

4. Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves

udaygiri and khandagiri odisha

  • Famous For : Udayagiri and Khandagiri caves is the must visit place in Odisha. It is one of the ancient place in India where you can witness the history of Caves. The caves are located on the two hills i.e. Udayagiri and Khandagiri. People came here from all over the world to see these stone caves and stone sculptures. Out of 117 caves only 33 are there 18 on Udayagiri hill and 15 on Khandagiri hill.
  • Timings : 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. from Monday to Sunday.
  • Tickets : Rs 15 for Indians , Rs 200 for Foreigners and Rs 25 for Vedio Camera.
  • Best time to Visit : Winters is best to visit i.e. from October to March.
  • How to Reach : It is located around 6 km from the main city Bhubaneshwar.

5. Lingaraj Temple

lingaraj temple odisha

  • Famous For : Lingaraj temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and it is the largest and one of the oldest temple in Bhubaneshwar. It is one of the main tourist attraction in odisha and a major landmark in the city.
  • Timings : 06:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m. from Monday to Sunday.
  • Prohibited items : You will be required to deposit your bag, shoes, mobile, camera outside the temple as these were not allowed in the temple premise.

 

 

 

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