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Lingaraj Temple Photo Courtesy G.-U. Tolkiehn
Nandankanan Zoo
Tribal Museum
Udayagiri Khandgiri Caves
Dhauli Shanti Stupa
Asokan Rock Edict

Bhubaneshwar is capital of Orissa and is also known as the City of Temples. There are several significant temples situated here such as the Lingaraja temple and Raja Rani Temple. Within 2 km radius there are 50+ temples dating 8th to 13 Century AD. The temples (most of them) are maintained by ASI (Archeological Survey of India) and have been fully restored to original glory. 

In addition to temples Bhubaneshwar is base point to visit 
 
* Nandankanan Zoo (20 kms) - A popular zoological park home to White Tigers.
* Udayagiri - Khandgiri Caves (Bhubaneshwar Outskirts) - Buddhist and Jain Caves
* Tribal Museum (Bhubaneshwar Outskirts) - The most outstanding tribal museum in India
* Ashoka Rock Edict and Dhauli Shanti Stupa (Bhubaneshwar Outskirts) - Superb views and excellent evening light and sound show
* Chilika Lake (65 kms) - It is the largest coastal lagoon in India and the second largest lagoon in the World. It is the largest wintering ground for migratory birds on the Indian sub-continent. Manglajodi is nearest and best option for bird watching excursion
* Puri (60 kms) - A beach getaway and home to Jagannath Puri Temple, a most revered Hindu pilgrimage
* Konark Sun Temple (65 kms) - A 13th century heritage monument (UNESCO World heritage site) and a major attraction
* Craft Villages - Bhubaneshwar is base point to visit Craft villages such as Dandasahi specialising in traditional crafts of Odisha such as Pattachitra paintings, applique work etc. Ekamra Haat is one of the popular places for shopping craft in Bhubaneshwar.
* Ratnagiri / Pushpagiri / Lalitgiri Caves - 100 kms North of Bhubaneshwar are renowned Buddhist caves of Ratnagiri, Pushpagiri and Lalitgiri 

Bhubaneshwar is home to hotels from mid-segment to premium segment category with only Mayfair Lagoon that can be classified as a luxury resort.

Typical Stay Duration – 1 or 2 nights

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  • Lingaraja Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Impressive 11th-century Shiva temple and a well-visited temple for its architecture and its more

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    Bhubaneswar ( 8 Kms )
  • Brahma Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Rare Brahma Temple on Bindusagar near Lingaraja more

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    Bhubaneswar ( 8 Kms )
  • Bindu Sagar

    Lake or Riverside
    A holy tank near Brahma temple and Lingaraja temple visited as part of the pilgrimage more

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    Bhubaneswar ( 8 Kms )
  • Parashurameshwar Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Parashurameswar Temple, a small shrine of Lord Shiva and is believed to be one of the oldest more

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    Bhubaneswar ( 8 Kms )
  • Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves

    Temple or Holy Place, Heritage Site
    Udayagiri is a Buddhist complex in Orissa comprising of major stupas and monasteries. Udayagiri is more

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    Bhubaneswar ( 6 Kms )
  • Raja Rani Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Raj Rani Temple is an 11th century ancient temple and renowned for its architecture. There is no more

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    Bhubaneswar ( 7 Kms )
  • Nandankanan Zoo is about 15 km from Bhubaneswar towards Cuttack and is home to White Tigers and a more

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    Bhubaneswar ( 15 Kms )
  • Orissa State museum has a Rich collection of sculptures, coins, copper plates, stone inscriptions, more

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    Bhubaneswar ( 6 Kms )
  • Dhauli Giri

    Heritage Site
    Dhauli Giri is significant from Buddhism from where King Ashoka renounced everything and turned to more

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    Bhubaneswar ( 8 Kms )
  • Mukteswar Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    This is a 10th century temple decorated with intricate carvings and is regarded as a fine example more

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    Bhubaneswar ( 7 Kms )
  • Iskcon Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    A modern temple from Iskcon and a popular evening visit option for tourists. Temple has deities of more

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    Bhubaneswar ( 1 Kms )
  • Vaital Deul Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Vaital Deul Temple is a eight century temple situated near Bindu Sarovar where main deity is more

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    Bhubaneswar ( 8 Kms )
  • Jagannath Puri Temple Complex

    Temple or Holy Place
    Jagannath Temple is established in the 12th century and is one of the major pilgrim centres in more

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    Puri ( 1 Kms ), Bhubaneswar ( 60 Kms )
  • Chilika Lake

    Activity, Rides
    Accessible from Puri (50 kms from Satpara), Chilika Lake is is the largest coastal lagoon in India more

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    Chilika Lake ( 1 Kms ), Puri ( 50 Kms ), Bhubaneswar ( 100 Kms ), Gopalpur on Sea ( 100 Kms )
  • Biraja Devi Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Biraja Devi Temple is a 13th Century Shaktipeetha temple situated in the Jajpur township nearly more

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    Jajpur Road ( 46 Kms ), Bhubaneswar ( 125 Kms )
  • Konark Sun Temple

    Heritage Site
    Konark Sun Temple is a 13th century Sun Temple. The temple is one of the most renowned temples in more

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    Konark ( 1 Kms ), Puri ( 35 Kms ), Bhubaneswar ( 60 Kms )
  • Ratnagiri is flat hill-top is affording a panoramic view of the surrounding. Excavation conducted more

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    Ratnagiri (Orissa), Udayagiri ( 12 Kms ), Pushpagiri ( 15 Kms ), Jajpur Road ( 55 Kms ), Bhubaneswar ( 95 Kms )
  • Udayagiri Monastery

    Heritage Site
    The ancient name of Udayagiri Monastery is Madhavapura Mahavihara. Another complex of brick more

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    Udayagiri, Pushpagiri ( 8 Kms ), Ratnagiri (Orissa) ( 12 Kms ), Jajpur Road ( 63 Kms ), Bhubaneswar ( 85 Kms )
  • Lalitgiri Ruins

    Heritage Site
    Lalitgiri is a Buddhist complex in Odisha comprising major stupas and monasteries (viharas), more

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    Pushpagiri ( 3 Kms ), Udayagiri ( 12 Kms ), Ratnagiri (Orissa) ( 15 Kms ), Jajpur Road ( 61 Kms ), Bhubaneswar ( 85 Kms )
  • Tribal Museum is a specialised museum with over 5000 tribal artefacts including thousands of rare more

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    Bhubaneswar ( 4 Kms )