Tourist Places In Odisha: Usually, the name of Odisha comes to the attention of Jagannathdham and Konark Sun Temple in Puri. Both these places are the main centers of faith of the devotees. Orissa, full of its history, rich tradition and natural resources, attracts tourists due to many other reasons as well. Its beautiful beaches, hundreds of scenic temples and historical places are very popular all over India. If you want to explore other places of interest in Odisha as well, then we tell you which of the best tourist places you can visit here and enjoy amazing views.
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Who does not know the Jagannath Temple? This temple, built by the ruler of the Ganga dynasty in the 12th century, has been the center of attraction for the Rath Yatra from all over the world for years. The main deities worshiped here are Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra, who are visited by lakhs of tourists. The temple is built on a high platform in the center of the city, which is surrounded by walls about seven meters high. Many mysteries exist in this temple even today, on which even scientists wonder.
Cuttack is a city located at the tip of the Mahanadi river delta, which was earlier the capital of Odisha. This city is the second largest city of the state. For its history of more than 1000 years, this city has been a special city for tourists. Mahanadi Barrage, Barabati Fort, Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary, Ansupa Lake, Singnath and Bhattarika Temples are the major attractions of the place.
Bhubaneswar means the city of temples. Bhubaneswar is one of the best tourist places to visit in Odisha. Known as the capital of Odisha, this city was a part of the rule of King Shishupala for a long time, due to which its history, heritage and urbanization are outstanding. Apart from this, the wildlife sanctuaries, caves etc. also boasts of grand things. Dhauli Hills, Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves, Ratnagiri Buddhist Excavation, Bindu Sarovar, Nandan Kanan Zoological Park are the main attractions here.
Puri is located just 60 kilometers away from the capital. If you are thinking of holidaying in some sea place, then definitely come here once. This place is also considered important in Char Dham Yatra. The Puri Beach, Puri Jagannath Temple, Chilka Lake and Bird Sanctuary and Gundicha are the main attractions here.
One of the seven wonders of India, the Konark Sun Temple offers a truly amazing view. The ancient carvings here are phenomenal. Apart from the temples and beaches, you must also visit the archaeological museum here. Let us tell you that this temple is also included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The city of Jeypore, founded by the Suryavanshi dynasty in the 16th century, is situated amidst the Eastern Ghats ranges. Tourists from all over the country come here to see this place full of dense forests, misty valleys and beautiful waterfalls. Gupteshwar Caves, Sunabeda, Devmali, Duduma Falls, Jagannath Sagar, Elephant Stone and Kolab Falls etc. must be visited here.
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One of the oldest ports in the country, Paradip (Jagatsinghpur district) is dotted with beautiful beaches, dense forests, waterfalls and forts. Paradip is situated at this beautiful confluence of the Mahanadi and the mouth of the Bay of Bengal, due to which the view of huge ships and other sea activities can be seen here. The Paradip Port, Gahirmatha Sanctuary, Light House, Jhankadi are really amazing here.
The small town of Pipli is famous all over the world for its crafts and handicrafts. The embroidery work here is famous all over the world. If you are fond of shopping, then you can buy handicrafts and sculptures etc. from here.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : June 30, 2022, 08:05 IST