Posted by : sandeep March 10, 2021

  

  Bhubaneswar is known as 'City of Temples' and is surrounded by many beautiful tourist places from forts, sanctuaries, waterfalls to beaches. Billions of tourist from the globe come here to witness the city's glory and exquisite attractions. If you are planning to visit the town then here is a quick guide and list for You where you can spend your weekend and make it enjoyable.


Puri :

 


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 As many of us know that Puri is famous sacred place known for Shri Lord Jagannath's temple and devotees from the globe throng here to participate in annually held 'Rath Yatra'. Beside this Puri is also famous for many other temples, beautiful sandy beaches such as Puri beach, Swargadwar beach, Balighai beach, Beleswar beach, and Golden beach. You can plan your visit to Puri throughout the year as the climate of the town is quite pleasant. 


Reaching to Puri is easy by air, road and railway. Biju Patnaik airport is the nearest airport located at Bhubaneswar whereas nearest railway station is Puri.


Udaygiri: 


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 These are 26 rock-cut caves located at 7.2 km from Bhubneswar and one of the amazing tourist place to be visited. Out of 26 caves one cave is dedicated to Jainism and rest to Hinduism. They are the only site that can be verifiable associated with a Gupta period monarch from its inscriptions.


Konark:

Sun Temple, Konark

 

  A beautiful place for its architectural design of temples. It is located around 66 km from Bhubneswar. Konark is famous for Sun Temple constructed in 13th century and it is now a world heritage site.

Sun temple is dedicated to the God Sun/Surya and it is said that the Sun Temple was built in such a way that the first rays of the sun fall directly on the place of worship and the idol of God. This temple rests on 24 wheels which are beautifully carved. It has 12 wheels on each side. Four of these wheels are still used as solarium to tell the time. 

The temple of Konark is unique in itself, but similar chariot temples are built in places like Hampi and Mahabalipuram. Thousands of people visit the Sun Temple of Konark every year. The Konark Festival, celebrated here every year, has great cultural significance.


Gopalpur: 

One of the busiest beach in Gopalpur
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It is a coastal town located in Odisha. Being a coastal town it is famous for sea tourism and water sports like wind surfing, scuba diving, rowing, water scooter and more. Best time to visit the Gopalpur is October to March. 

Bhubaneswar airport is the nearest airport to reach Gopalpur. If you are planning to reach here by train then Berhampur is the nearest railway station. 


Keonjhar : 

Gundichaghagi Waterfall at Keonjhar, Odisha


It is one of the largest districts in Orissa and blessed with many splendid tourist attractions. This place is complete package for travel enthusiast. Here are few of most beautiful places where you can spend your vacation. 

Sanghagara waterfalls, Kandadhar waterfalls and Bada Ghagara waterfalls these are famous waterfalls near Bhubaneswar as wel Temple at Ghatagaon, Gonasika, Gundichaghai, Bhimkund, etc are also places to visit.

You can reach Keonjhar easy by air, road and railway. Biju Pattanaik airport in Bhubaneswar is the nearest airport to Kendujhargarh rail-head is the nearest railway station if you are visiting through rail. So let's plan and explore the destination with a safe and secure cab ride in pocket friendly way.  



Ratnagiri: 


Entrance to Monastery, Ratnagiri
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 Ratnagiri is approximately 100 km away from the Bhubaneswar. It is an ancient Buddhist monastery and a part of the Orissa Buddhist Circuit. The site is very close to Udaygiri and it was  discovered after an excavation 1960. The site has beautiful carved doorway, spacious open courtyard, cells and verandah facing the courtyard.  

Nearest airport to reach Ratnagiri is Bhubaneswar where as Jaipur road and Bhubaneswar railway station are the nearest rail-head. You can easily plan your trip with a comfortable cab or taxi from Bhubaneswar or Kolkata




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