Orissa Tourist Attractions

Orissa ( Odisha ) is a beautiful state in India with full of tourist attractions and destinations. Many tourists, coming to India, are seen with a tour itinerary to Orissa. More about Orissa…

Beaches, Lakes, River-Dams, Waterfalls, Springs, Sanctuaries, Picnic Spots, Appliques works, Filigree works, Cultures, Handicrafts, Hand-looms, Temples, Monuments, Festivals, Parks, Exhibition venues.

Let us find here few tourist attractions and destinations in Orissa ( Odisha ).

01. Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri

Puri is 65 kms which is 2 hours drive by road from Bhubaneswar City and Airport.

Lord Jagannath means Lord of Universe. Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri is the abode of Lod Jagannath ( Lord Vishnu ). Puri is one of the three destinations of Golden Triangle Tour of Odisha ( Orissa ) and other two destinations are Konark and Bhubaneswar. Most of the tourists, coming to Orissa, are seen with a program to visit Lord Jaganath Temple. Non-Hindus are not allowed inside the Jagannath Temple, Puri. JagannathTemple, Puri is one of the Char Dhams of Lord Vishnu in India. And the other three Dhams in India are Badrinath, Dwarkanath and Rameshwaram. It is written in history that, Raja Chodaganga Dev built the Jagannath Temple in 12th Century. And according to the mythological version, prior to Raja Chodaganga Dev, it was the Kind Indradyumna’s era, when the Idols of main deities of the temple, Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and their sister Devi Subhadra are made-up of wood. Rath Yatra the Chariot-pulling Car Festival of Lord Jagannath is celebrated every year in Puri and many devotees from across the world gather here to pull 3 chariots on this auspicious occasion… Read in detail…

02. Puri Beach

Puri is 65 kms which is 2 hours drive by road from Bhubaneswar City and Airport.

Puri Beach in Orissa is one of the popular beaches on the coast of Bay of Bengal and it is the most visited beach among all other beaches in Orissa. The reason behind, why Puri Beach remains… Read in detail…

03. Sun Temple in Konark

Konark is 65 kms which is 2 hours drive by road fromBhubaneswarCityand Airport.

The Konark Temple is also known as Black Pagoda of Orissa. KONARK means KONA(Angle) + ARKA(God Sun). The temple depicts God Sun and symbolizes the Chariot of God Sun, drawn by… Read in Details…

04. Chandrabhaga Beach at Konark

Chandrabhaha Beach near Konark is 65 kms which is 2 hours drive by road from Bhubaneswar City and Airport. And the beach is 3 kms from the world famous Sun Temple Konark.

The beach has religious importance and significance. According to mythology…  Read in Details…

5. Lingaraj Shiva Temple in Bhubaneswar

Pasurameshwar Temple in Bhubaneswar

Mukteshwar Temple in Bhubaneswar

Rajarani Temple in Bhubaneswar

Nandankanan Zoo in Bhubaneswar

Dhauli Peace Pagoda in Bhubaneswar

Lalitgiri-Ratnagiri-Udaigiri Buddhist Site

Khandagiri Jain Caves in Bhubaneswar

Joranda Mahima Cult

64-Yogini Shrine at Hirapur

Kakatpur Mangala Mandir

Ghatagaon Tarini Temple

Chandipur Beach

Gopalpur Beach

Tara-Tarini Temple Near Gopalpur

Chilika Lake Lagoon

Mangalazodi at Chilika

Barkul at Chilika

Satpada at Chilika

Nalaban at Chilika

Bhitarkanika National Park

Simlipal Tiger Reserve in Mayurbhanj District

Olive Ridley Hatching

Tribal Areas Orissa

Brahmeshwar Temple in Bhubaneswar

Bhaskareswar Temple in Bhubaneswar

Ramchandi Beach on Konark-Puri marine drive
Balighai Beach on Puri-Konark marine drive
Aryapalli Beach : 30 Kms from Berhampur in Ganjam District
Baliharachandi Beach : located 27 Kms south west of Puri on the road towards Satapada
Pati-Sonapur in Berhampur District
Astaranga Beach : 90 Kms from Puri
Chandbali Beach : 50 Kms from Bhadrak

Waterfalls and Reservoirs:

Ansupa Lake in Cuttack District

Taptapani Hot Sulfur Water Spring
Atri hot water sprint in Khurda district

Hirakud Dam in Sambalpur
Machhakund Reservoir : 70 Kms from Jeypore
Rengali Dam in Sambalpur
Indravati Water Project
Upper Kolab Dam in Koraput

Badaghagara Waterfall : 10 km from Keonjhar
Sanaghagara Waterfall – Keonjhar
Khandadhar Waterfall : at Nandapani in Sundergarh district

Duduma Waterfall : 60 Kms from Jeypore
Harishankar Waterfall in Balangir
Hatipathar Waterfall : 3 Kms from Rayagada
Nrusimhanath Waterfall – 165 Kms from Sambalpur

Eco-Wildlife Sactuaries – National Parks  and Picnic Spots in Odisha:

Bhitarkanika National Park 170 Kms from Bhubaneswar
Chandaka Forest Reserve near Bhubaneswar
Chilika Birds Paradise and Rare Dolphines
Tikarpada Wildlife Sanctuary : Near Satkosia Gorge, Angul
Satkosia Sanctuary ( Angul ) ( 150 Kms from Bhubaneswar )
Gahirmatha Sanctuary near Bhitarkanika
Nandan Kanan Zoo in Bhubaneswar

Ushakothi Sanctuary : 22 Kms from Sambalpur

Baisipali Wildlife Sanctuary, Nayagrh ( adjoining Satkosia Gorge )
Belghar Sanctuary Daringbadi
Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary Sambalpur
Kotagarh Wildlife Sanctuary – Kandhamal
Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary – Balasore
Balukhand Sanctuary – Konark
Sunabeda Wildlife Sanctuary

Daringbadi Hill Station
Balaramgadi Beach picnic spot – 2 Kms from Chandipur
Derjang Picnic Spot – Angul
Darjeeng Picnic spot – 50 Kms from Rourkela
Saptasajya Picnic Spot in Dhenkanal
Narayani Temple Picnic Spot – Near Chilika
Barunei Picnic Sport near Khurda
Tensa Hill Station in Sundargarh

Other Temples and Monument Sites or Odisha:

Khiching in Mayurbhanj
Vaital Deul in Bhubaneswar
Nrusinghanath at Gandhamardhan Hill in Bargarh
Huma Leaning Temple near Sambalpur

Other Buddhist sites in Odisha are Padmapur, Deogarh, Buddhist Heritage, Banpur, Kuruma, Prachi Valley etc.

Event Festivals of Odisha:

Ratha Yatra in Puri
Konark Festival
Puri Beach Festival
International Sand Art Festival in Konark
Dhauli Kalinga Mahotsav
Rajarani Music Festival
Mukteswar Dance Festival
Toshali National Craft Mela

Major EVENT and MICE Venues in Odisha
Swosti Premiusm Convention Hall, Mayfair Convention hall., Janata Maidan, Exhibition Ground behide Ram Mandir etc.

Good Parks in Bhubaneswar:
Indira Gandhi Park, IMFA park, Forest Park, Ekamra Park, NICCO park, BDA park.


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