City Overview :Orissa's capital city is Bhubaneswar which is also known as the "Temple City of India". It is a most important pilgrimage center for Hindus. Thousands of temples are located on the landscape of the city which gives it a completely astonishing look. It was once a place where temple building was practiced by the people.
Bhubaneswar has many historical and old names for which it was known as Toshali, Kalinga Nagari, Nagar Kalinga, Ekamra Kanan, and Mandira Malini Nagari. It is the largest city of the state and has its own economic and religious value in the country and state.
Fast Facts :
Languages :Odia is most often speaking language of Bhubaneswar and other languages are Hindi and fair extent English.
Summer :March to June hot and humid temperature 29°C To 40°C
Monsoon :Mid-June to mid-September. heavy, annual rainfall - 1450 mm
Winter :Cool and pleasant Temperature: 16.0°C To 29°C
Best time to visit :Bhubaneswar can be visited round the year, the ideal time, October to March.
What to See :Its proud possession of magnificent sculptures and architectural heritage, coupled with the sanctity as Ekamrakshetra make this one of the great religious centres of Odisha since early medieval days. Bhubaneswar is often referred to as a Temple City of India. Together with Puri and Konark, Bhubaneswar forms the 'Swarna Tribhuja' the 'Golden Triangle', one of the most visited destinations in East India.
There are many places to visit in Bhubaneswar such as Mukteshwar Temple, Parashurameshwara Temple, The Rajarani Temple, The Orissa State Museum etc. Places to visit around Bhubaneswar are Udaygiri and Khandgiri caves (7 km) are two of the most important sites in the archeological history of India. There are 15 caves in the Udaygiri, out of which Hathigumpha (elephant cave) is the most important. Nandankanan is 20 kms from Bhubaneswar, is famed for its white tiger population and is home to a Zoo and Botanical Garden.
Getting There :Ahmedabad has well-built network with other parts of the country by air, and well connected with railways and by road.
By Air :Biju Patanik Airport in Bhubaneswar is located 3 kms from the city centre. There are regular flights to many destinations across India from this airport.
By Train :Bhubaneswar Junction is connected to the major cities of the country such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Jamshedpur etc. by daily express and passenger trains.
By Road :The Bhubaneswar Bus Station is situated at Barmunda, 8 km from the city centre and OSRTC operates a regular fleet of buses connecting Bhubaneswar to various cities in Odisha like Cuttack, Sambalpur, Berhampur, Jeypore, Rourkela and also connects it with the neighbouring states of Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh.
Where to Stay :Bhubaneswar has a range of hotels that include budget hotels, star cateogory hotels. There are various choice of Bhubaneswar hotel packages at discount prices. For the budget travelers there are a number of Bhubaneswar ecomomy hotels. Find your perfect accommodations and book online Bhubaneswar hotels...
Bhubaneshwar has numerous hotels that consist of budget hotels, star hotels. The various choices of Bhubaneshwar hotel packages at discounted prices are available. For travelers having low budget there are a number of Bhubaneshwar economy hotels. Find your convenient accommodations options and book onlineBook Bhubaneshwar Hotels now