Bhubaneswar is the developing capital of the state of Odisha in India. It is now in the race to become a perfect smart city. This city is an amalgam of religion and development. The intricately carved temples attract believers from around the nation. Whereas, the commercial institutions are a hub for the working class. This city can act as a central base for your visit to Puri Beach and the Konark Temple.

The first and foremost attraction in Bhubaneswar is the Lingaraj Temple. It is an impressive feat that a nine-century-old temple still stands. You can only gawk at the temple if you are not a Hindu. There is a strict ban on the entering of non-Hindus into the temple. However, you can stay outside and study the carefully carved sculptures on the temple walls.

Khandagiri and Udaigiri Caves date back to the 2nd century B.C.E. Beautiful paintings from the age of King Kharavela adorn the caves. Plus, you can hike up the hills and see the mysterious caves. Another remarkable structure is the Dhaulagiri. It is at this place that great Chanda Ashoka (violent Ashoka), changed to Dharma Ashoka (religious Ashoka). Moreover, there are rock edicts with carvings of the teachings of Ashoka and Buddha.

Every family loves a Zoo. The Nandankanan Zoo is just outside the city. You can spot the exotic species of White Tigers and the boat inside the gorgeous lake. If you are tired of playing the role of a religious man visiting temples, there are several pubs throughout the city where you can relax. Lastly, if the heat bothers you, then you can cool down with a glass of lassi (yogurt garnished with dried fruits).

Getting Around:

Traveling around Bhubaneswar city is a cinch. You can share autos for just 5 Rupees. Also, you can book cabs like Ola by downloading the app. Furthermore, the bus network is extensive because the road and town planning are superb.

October 17, 2016 1:52 pm Published by

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