Located on the east coast, Orissa, also known as The Soul of India, is a mystical land where the ancient past and the modern today form a harmonious blend. A land filled with awe inspiring monuments, thousands of master craftsmen and artists, numerous wildlife sanctuaries, stunning natural landscapes...
Orissa is also a place where you can relax on the tranquil beaches or make friends with dolphins at the Chilka Lake...Whatever your hearts desire, you'll find it here!
As delighted visitors to our state have said - it is a wonder that such a vast and fascinating collection of sights and experiences can be found at one place.
Bhubaneshwar is a city of 500 Temples, named after the Lord of the Universe. Well-known attractions in and around Bhubaneshwar are Puri, Konarak and Gopalpur-on-Sea, the Dhauli Pillar. Apart from these the ruined city of Sisupalgarh and the Nandankanan gardens are of interest.
Places of Interest
The Dhauli Pillar - and the rock inscriptions narrate the horrors of the Kalinga war as experienced by Emperor Ashoka and these inscriptions are very clear even after almost 2000 years.
Sisupalgarh - dating back to the first century BC reveal a town with fortifications and ramparts much in the tradition of the Harappan civilisation Nandankanan - 30 kms from Bhubaneshwar is a garden divided into a wild life sanctuary, botanical gardens and a lake.