Odisha, India

Top cities in Odisha
Everything you need to know about Odisha

Odisha, also known as Orissa, is a vibrant state located on the eastern coast of India. It is renowned for its rich cultural heritage, ancient temples, and pristine beaches.

The history of Odisha dates back to ancient times, with evidence of its glorious past found in archaeological sites like the Lingaraj Temple and the Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves. Odisha has been home to various dynasties and empires, and it played a significant role in the ancient maritime trade.

Odisha's culture is a celebration of its art, dance, and festivals. The people of Odisha, known as Odias, take immense pride in their classical dance form, Odissi, and the vibrant Rath Yatra festival held at the famous Jagannath Temple in Puri. The state's festivals, such as Durga Puja and Konark Dance Festival, showcase the richness of its traditions.

Odisha boasts a diverse landscape, offering a plethora of attractions. The Golden Triangle comprising Bhubaneswar, Puri, and Konark is a treasure trove of architectural marvels. The serene Chilika Lake, Asia's largest brackish water lake, is a paradise for birdwatchers. The lush green hills of Satkosia Gorge and the pristine beaches of Gopalpur-on-Sea add to the state's charm.

Odia cuisine is a delightful blend of flavors and unique cooking styles. From the mouthwatering Pakhala and Chhena Poda to the delectable Rasgulla and Chhena Jhili, Odisha's cuisine offers a gastronomic delight.

Common QNA about Odisha:

  • What are the major cities in Odisha?
    Bhubaneswar, the capital city, and Cuttack are the major urban centers in Odisha.
  • What are the famous tourist attractions in Odisha?
    Some of the famous tourist attractions in Odisha include the Sun Temple in Konark, the Jagannath Temple in Puri, and the Chandipur Beach.
  • What are the major traditional crafts of Odisha?
    Odisha is known for its traditional crafts like intricate stone carvings, Pattachitra paintings, and handloom textiles like Sambalpuri and Bomkai sarees.
  • What is the best time to visit Odisha?
    The months from October to March offer pleasant weather, making it the best time to explore Odisha's historical sites and enjoy its cultural festivities.

Top rated places in Odisha
Shree Jagannatha Temple Puri

Shree Jagannatha Temple Puri

Puri, Odisha
Hindu temple Historical landmark Jain temple Religious destination Tourist attraction
Konark Sun Temple

Konark Sun Temple

Konark, Odisha
Hindu temple Historical place Monument Place of worship Religious destination Tourist attraction
Nandankanan Zoological Park

Nandankanan Zoological Park

Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Zoo Tourist attraction
Nexus Esplanade

Nexus Esplanade

Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Shopping mall
Lingaraj Temple

Lingaraj Temple

Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Hindu temple Place of worship
Keshari Talkies, Bhubaneswar

Keshari Talkies, Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Movie theater
Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves

Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves

Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Historical landmark Tourist attraction
Barabati Stadium

Barabati Stadium

Cuttack, Odisha
Stadium Cricket ground
RAILWAY STATION, PURI

RAILWAY STATION, PURI

Puri, Odisha
Railway services
Dhauli Shanti Stupa

Dhauli Shanti Stupa $$

Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Historical landmark Monastery Tourist attraction
IG Park

IG Park

Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Park
Pal Heights Mall

Pal Heights Mall

Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Shopping mall
Mayfair Lagoon

Mayfair Lagoon

Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Hotel Restaurant
Hotel Priya

Hotel Priya $$

Bhubaneswar, Odisha
South Indian restaurant Breakfast restaurant Fast food restaurant Vegetarian restaurant
DN Regalia Mall (DN Homes LTD.)

DN Regalia Mall (DN Homes LTD.)

Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Shopping mall
Puri

Puri

Puri, Odisha
Train station
Gopalpur Sea Beach

Gopalpur Sea Beach

Gopalpur, Odisha
Public beach Tourist attraction
Cinepolis

Cinepolis

Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Movie theater
Biju Patnaik Park

Biju Patnaik Park

Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Park Tourist attraction
Tea Shop

Tea Shop

Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Game store Grocery store Shopping mall
INOX-DN Regalia

INOX-DN Regalia

Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Movie theater
Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Train station
Market Building (Unit 2)

Market Building (Unit 2)

Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Shopping mall
Badambadi Bus Stand

Badambadi Bus Stand

Cuttack, Odisha
Bus depot
Konark Sea Beach

Konark Sea Beach

Konark, Odisha
Tourist attraction
Pantaloons (Saheed Nagar, Bhubaneswar)

Pantaloons (Saheed Nagar, Bhubaneswar)

Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Clothing store Baby clothing store Casual clothing store Children's clothing store Fashion accessories store Formal wear store Men's clothing store Plus size clothing store Shoe store Women's clothing store
Barabati Fort, Cuttack

Barabati Fort, Cuttack

Cuttack, Odisha
Historical landmark Fortress Tourist attraction