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Bhubaneswar - Temple City of India

Bhubaneshwar Travel Guide

Bhubaneswar, the most amazing temple city of the world in the state of Orissa, is also a capital city of the state known for prehistoric temples and natural beauty. Bhubaneswar recognize as Temple city, It is one of most fascinating city in India of state of Orissa. Being the capital city of the state Bhubaneswar is in the top position among the developed cities of India. Bhubaneswar has also a strong historial background itself. However, the modern city of Bhubaneswar was designed by the German architect Otto Konigsberger in 1946.

Bhubaneswar, a land of glorious history, art & culture.The city has seen the great mauryan ruler changing into icon of peace. Apart from this Hinduism supplemented Jainism, and Kesari and Ganga kin gdoms did a lot for the progress of Orissa culture, which can been seen in the city. Previously, in the same row during the period of Kharavel, Orissa started gaining its lost glory.Once the city was home for arround 7000 temples dedicated for different deities.

Now only 500 of them survive.Bhubaneswar has developed itself with offices, hotels, industries, parks, cinema halls, auditoriums, colleges, hospitals, clinics, airport, railway station, etcs. Bhubaneswar is being visited by thousands of tourists, businessmen, students every day. Different oriya newpapers are being published.This city is a must visit for all the tourists worldwide.This can be addressed as the paradise for visitors.

In Bhubaneswar, Shiva is known as Tribuhuvaneswara or " Lord of the Three Worlds" from which the city derives its name. Beside being the capital of ancient Kalinga, Bhubaneswar is known as Temple Town and Cathedral City on account of its many temples in the extravagant Orissan style. Modern Bhubaneswar is delightfully rural for a state capital that administers theaffairs of 25 million Orissans.

While planning Bhubaneswar sightseeing tours, it is usually the temples that occupy the top most position. The city has a glorious history of temples, which date back to the time of the Kalinga Empire and are more than 25 centuries old. Devotees come from different parts of India as well as the world to visit these splendid temples. Apart from the temples, there are a number of other places in Bhubaneshwar that are worth watching. Some of the major attractions of the city are : 

Lingaraj Temple Lingaraj Temple : Lingaraj temple is one of the most popular temples of Orissa. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, also known as ‘Lingaraj’. It is adorned with beautiful sculptures, which have been carved on the spire.

Bindusagar Lake Bindusagar Lake : Lying to the north of the Lingaraja Temple, the Bindusagar Lake is one of the popular tourist attractions of Bhubaneswar. Infact, the lake has been gaining more and more popularity amongst the tourists as a picnic spot.

Mukteshwar Temple : Mukteshwar temple, one of the most prominent temples of Bhubaneswar, has been constructed in the style that is quite similar to the one used in the Kalinga School of Temple Architecture.

Rajarani Temple Rajarani Temple : Rajarani temple is one of the most renowned temples in Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Orissa. It is made from the wonderful red and gold sandstone, which is locally known as Rajarani and this is what gives the temple its name of ‘Raja Rani’.

Orissa State Museum Orissa State Museum : The origin of Orissa State Museum can be traced back to the year 1932.

The city is well connected through air, road and rail to all parts of the world. Apart from this, there are also a number of hotels in the city for comfy accommodation.

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