The capital of Odisha, Bhubaneswar is scenic, lively, green and clean, with a rich cultural life. Known for its temples, the city is a major centre of attraction for tourists from far and wide. It is probably the only city that enables an authentic overview of the stages of development of Hindu temple architecture. It is the place where temple building activities of Odishan style flowered from its very inception to its fullest culmination extending over a period of one thousand years. Today Bhubaneswar is an embodiment of its dashing modernity and glorious past. A favourite excursion from Bhubaneswar is a drive to Jagannath Temple at the pilgrimage town of Puri, also known for its beaches.
Known as the 'Temple City', Bhubaneswar is unique by virtue of the ability to seamlessly integrate its rich cultural heritage with a strong regional economic base. Founded during the Kalinga Empire over 3,000 years ago, Bhubaneswar today boasts of a cluster of magnificent temples, constituting a complete record of Odisha temple architecture from its early beginnings to its culmination.
Rajarani temple is one of the most renowned temples in Odisha. Founded in the 18th Century, it is devoted to Lord Brahma.
Mukteshwar Temple has stood the test of time. This temple has beautiful sculptures and carvings depicting the various Panchatantra stories.
The city's Biju Pattanaik International airport is connected by flights from major cities of India and abroad.
Bhubaneswar is directly linked by rail to all the major destinations in India.
Bhubaneswar is on NH.5, between Kolkata & Chennai. The city is connected by good motorable roads to all major cities in India.
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