Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Orissa, is regarded as one of the holiest cities of the country. Infact, it is known by the name of the "Temple City of India". The major reason for this is that the city is the seat of 'Tribhubaneswar' or 'Lord Lingaraja'. Along with that, there are hundreds of Hindu temples in the city that attract devotees from far and wide. Bhubaneshwar is not only known for it religious places. Rather, there are numerous tourist places in and around the city where one can go and enjoy, like the Pipli village. In the following lines, we have provided information about a few popular excursions from Bhubaneswar.
Nandankanan National Park is a must-visit tourist attraction of Orissa.
On one hand, it fulfills the criteria of being a zoological park. On the
other hand, it also serves as a grand botanical garden, where one can
see even the rarest species of plants. More
Dhauli Hill, one of the most visited Buddhist pilgrim destinations in
India, is situated in the state of Orissa. It is located in the Khurda
district, at a distance of approximately 8 km from Bhubaneswar. More
Orissa is well known for the ancient caves located in the twin cities
of Udaygiri (meaning the hill of the sunrise) and Khandagiri (meaning
the broken hill). They are situated near the capital city of
Bhubaneswar. Udaygiri caves are approximately 135 ft high and Khandagiri
caves are 118 ft high. More
Sun temple is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Konark.
The credit for constructing this 13th century old shrine, dedicated to
Sun God, goes to Raja Narsimhadeva of the Ganga dynasty. Konark Sun
Temple has been built in the form of a gigantic chariot that has 24
Lying approximately 29 km from Bhubaneswar, Pipli is a small village
that is famous as a centre for appliqué work. A visit to the
village can bring you very close to the culture of Orissa. Colorful
canopies, blooming gardens, bright beach umbrellas, shoulder and
handbags, etc are some of the things you can shop for, when in Pipli.
Atri springs are situated at a distance of about 42 km from the city of
Bhubaneswar. Hot sulphur springs; they are believed to cure people of
acute skin diseases. At the same time, the vast greenery surrounding
them, along with the picturesque locales, definitely makes the visit a
Yogini Temple (Hirapur)
The city of Hirapur lies almost 15 km from Bhubaneshwar. It is known
for its Hypaethral temple of sixty four Yoginis, which dates back to as
far back as the 11th century. This temple is second of its kind in
Orissa and fourth of its kind in India.
Sisupalgarh is an old, ruined city that is situated at a distance of
approximately two km from the Lingaraja Temple of Bhubaneswar. It is
believed to date back to the third or fourth century BC and serves as a
proof of the fact that even at that time; fortified cities existed in