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Odisha (formerly Orissa) is often referred to as the "Soul of India" is an east Indian state on the Bay of Bengal. Known for its tribal cultures and many ancient Hindu temples, Odisha has a glorious history, rich heritage, and diverse culture. Odisha is home to many archaeological wonders such as the magnificent Jagannath Temple, Konark Sun Temple, Lingaraja Temple, and the historical Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves. Visit Raghurajpur a village of heritage arts and crafts which are done by the passionate villagers themselves, every house is beautifully crafted by unique designs. Other than these historical monuments refresh yourself in the calm beaches like Konark beach and the Chandrabhaga beach or witness the largest lagoon of India the Chilika Lake. Don't forget to meet and greet the olive ridley sea turtles while being in Odisha.

10 Best Places to Visit in Odisha:

  • Jagannath Temple, Puri
  • Sea Beach Puri
  • Bhubaneswar Temples
  • Puri Ratha Yatra
  • Nandankanan Zoological Park 
  • Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves
  • Lingaraja Temple
  • Museum of Tribal Arts & Artifacts
  • Harishankar Temple, Falls
  • Dhauli Giri Hills

The great Jagannath temple in Puri attracts thousands of people from all across the country and the world. The temple has a grand and massive look with three deities that are worshipped here namely Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra, and Subhadra. This temple is popular for a lot of reasons like the grand architecture that has many minor temples inside the temple complex, for festivals that are celebrated here hugely, for its daily food offerings, and for a great management system. The best time of t...

The Sea beach of Puri is one of the best beaches you will ever come across in the state as well as the country. The golden look of sand during sunsets and sunrise is beautiful and mesmerizing. The people, the weather, the waves, and the trees around it make it the best place to visit with family or friends. There are also some fun and thrilling water activities available here like surfing, boat riding, and more.


Bhubaneswar consists of an amazing set of both recent and ancient temples. From the great Lingaraja temple, Rajarani temple, Brahmeshwar temple to significant Mukteshwar temple, Ananta Vasudeva Temple, Bhaskareshwar temple, Chausathi Jogini temple, Konark Sun temple, and many others, all of them have magnificent architecture with almost unbelievable designs carved on them. Some of the temples have fantastic stories and legendary tales connected while some of...

The grandest festival of all the festivals celebrated in Puri, Odisha is Rath Yatra. It is a Hindu festival and the locals have been celebrating the festival for ages here which is linked with Lord Jagannath. The unbelievable atmosphere here during this festival with vibrancy and charm of both people and the rituals is breathtaking. Three massive chariots of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra, and Subhadra are carried with absolute divinity and taken to the temple.<...

Nandankanan Zoological Park offers everything that an ideal zoological park should. It has excellent flora and fauna, a beautiful botanical garden, adventurous activities like the lion safari, tiger safari, bear safari, etc. To list the fauna here, you can see every animal from lion to crocodiles to wild dogs, wolves, foxes and the list goes on. It also has several toy trains and ropeways. The park contains outstanding animal hospitality and carefulness. The...

Have you ever come across caves that are so beautiful that it seems almost unrealistic or unbelievable? Well, the Udaygiri and Khandagiri caves are exactly those caves. They have excellently well-made structures and carvings on them. There are several wonderful inscriptions on the walls. The rock-cut caves also depict various Hindu gods and goddesses like Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi. The caves are a must-visit as they are among the few caves in India which represent Jain culture through ...

Lingaraja Temple of Odisha has to have a specific place in this list due to its immense significance. It is a Hindu temple associated with Lord Shiva, located in Bhubaneshwar. Its breathtaking architecture is what attracts visitors of all kinds, whether devotees or tourists. The temple has major as well as minor temples in all, and all of them have excellent carvings on them. The carvings are so well made that it’s hard to believe it was done by humans inste...

If you visit a place and don’t delve into its culture and arts then probably you never visited the soul of the place. The Museum of Tribal Arts & Artifacts is a complete visual treat. It depicts the tribal lifestyle and culture of Odisha. There are several galleries showing the jewelry, weapons, tools, musical instruments, coins of the tribes present here. There are also some traditional houses to show the way tr...

As Odisha is a land of temples, Harishankar temple is nonetheless a great temple to witness. It is located in the Balangir district of Odisha and is majorly associated with two Hindu gods - Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. You should visit the temple during the festivals like Ekadashi, Shivratri, and Makar Sankranti in order to have the best experience of it. The piousness and the good positive vibrations surrounding it are completely amazing. Also, there is a gorgeous waterfall n...

The great Dhauli Giri hills of Odisha are popular majorly for the grand Shanti Stupa and Buddhist monuments. The hill is situated near the Daya river in Bhubaneswar. The beautiful white-colored, dome-shaped Shanti Stupa represents Buddhism and its basic principles. People from all across the world visit the place to have a glance at Buddhism which is depicted here. Apart from that, it also has rock-cut structures and ancient attractions.


# Best Places to Visit in Odisha

Jagannath Temple, Puri

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Sea Beach Puri

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Bhubaneswar Temples


Puri Ratha Yatra

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Nandankanan Zoological Park


Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves

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Lingaraja Temple


Museum of Tribal Arts & Artifacts


Harishankar Temple, Falls


Dhauli Giri Hills


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