The state of Odisha offers a very vibrant experience to the visiting tourists. Tourism in the state is appreciated due to some of the amazing temples and monumentsin Odisha located here and also because of the existence of marvelous nature.
It is very fascinating to be in this region to have Odisha India tourism as the state possesses numerous splendid temples and grand monuments, mesmerizing beaches, fantastic wildlife sanctuaries and mind-blowing natural panorama as well as vivid culture.
The state is also an abode to a number of creative artists and craftsmen. Despite the Odisha (Orissa) Travel Guide being so wealthy, the state is still waiting for hosting more travel enthusiasts from all over the world.
Spread over a sprawling area of 1.55 lakh sq kms, it lies in the tropical zones along the eastern seaboard of India. One can find an unmatched blend of rural tranquility with boisterous modern adroitness here. The scenic beauty of the place so much overpowers your spirit that the poet inside you is awakened.
The history of the city stretches back over 2000 years. The area first appears as the ancient capital of Kalinga. Bhubaneshwar India, the ‘city of temples’, named after Tribhuvaneswar, ‘Lord of Three Worlds’, still preserves over 500 of India’s finest temples, around which the religious life of the city revolves.
Together with Puri and Konark, Bhubaneswar forms the ‘golden triangle’, one of the most visited destinations in East India, for its proud possession of magnificent sculpture and majestic architectural heritage.
- Puri City
Puri’s vibrant and narrowly packed streets with brightly painted houses, pastiches of colonial buildings, has a charm of its own.
The Jagannath Temple which soars out of these streets dominates the skyline. The Chakratirtha (CT) Road to the East, the waterfront of Marine Drive Road to the West, and the score of hotels, resorts in the middle and the crammed Bada Danda street with lodges and shops selling religious souvenirs and the colourful pattachitra paintings are the hubs of action.
- BHITARKANIKA NATIONAL PARK:
Bhitarkanika National Park – considered one of the most impressive wildlife sanctuaries of Asia, the Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary in Odisha (Orissa) is special due to reasons more than one.
Housing the dynamic and salt tolerant species of trees, the Mangroves that generally grow in tropical and sub-tropical inter-tidal regions; Bhitarkanika has a luxuriant green, rich and pulsating eco-system.
The national park is also rich in avifauna, reptilian and mammalian population. The mangrove forests in the sanctuary are also a good habitat for King Cobra, Water Monitor Lizard and Indian Python. An area of about 4 hectares is visited by a large number of water birds every year from June to October. The area near Suajore creek at the sanctuary is frequently visited by Asian Open Bill, Cormorants, Darters, Black Ibis, Egrets and many more.