Good Places to Visit in Odisha

1. Bhubaneswar

Temple City of India," is home to numerous ancient temples, including the Lingaraj Temple, Mukteshwar Temple, and Rajarani Temple.

2. Puri

Famous for the Jagannath Temple, Puri is a significant pilgrimage destination for Hindus. The annual Rath Yatra (chariot festival) attracts millions of devotees. Puri also has a long, sandy beach.

3. Konark

onark is a captivating architectural marvel dedicated to the Sun God. The temple is designed in the shape of a colossal chariot with intricately carved wheels and sculptures.

4. Cuttack

The Silver City, as it is known, is famous for its silver filigree work. Cuttack is also home to historical sites like the Barabati Fort and the Chandi Temple.

5. Chilika Lake

Asia's largest brackish water lagoon, Chilika Lake is a haven for birdwatchers. It is a significant wintering ground for migratory birds and a hotspot for biodiversity.

6. Ratnagiri, Udayagiri

These are the famous Buddhist heritage sites known as the "Diamond Triangle." The sites contain ancient Buddhist stupas, monasteries, and sculptures.

7. Simlipal National Park

A tiger reserve and a national park, Simlipal is known for its lush greenery, diverse flora and fauna, and beautiful waterfalls. It's a great place for wildlife enthusiasts.

8. Dhauli

It marks the place where the Kalinga War took place, leading to Emperor Ashoka embracing Buddhism.

9. Rourkela

Known for the Rourkela Steel Plant, this city also has the Hanuman Vatika, a beautiful garden with a huge statue of Lord Hanuman.

10. Sambalpur

Sambalpur also offers scenic landscapes, temples, and the Sambalpuri handloom and textile industry.