Odisha is like a wonderland with every corner of it having something to offer to the tourists. The sprawling beaches, the marvelous architectures, the pristine wildlife and the fascinating carnivals, all amalgamates together to bring millions of Odisha Places to visit.
The main places of tourist attraction in Odisha includes:
Puri in Odisha has the pious Jagannath Temple, the unindented beach and it also hosts the Puri beach festival during Winters to commemorate the art and culture of the state. It is also known for the sand art and the artistic carvings over the shells and conches.
Konark the famous Sun temple. This magnificent shrine dedicated to the glory of Sun god once, is now inspite of being in its ruins today depicts the architectural and artistic vision of Odisha during the medieval and ancient centuries of history. This magnificent temple has the erotic sculptors of Kamasutra beautifully carved on its walls. It hosts the Konark Dance festival to commemorate the glorious journey of Indian dance and music.
The state capital has the magnificent temple like Lingaraj, Mukteshwar, Parshurameshwar and Niali Madhava. The Bindu Sarovar near the Lingaraj temple is believed to have a drop of every holy river in it.
This oldest city of Odisha is known for its silver filigree work, the historic Barabati fort around which the city revolves today and the religious shrines Dhabaleshwar and Chandi Temple, Dattan Sahib Gurudwara and the ‘Qadam-e-Rasool Mosque’.
Ansupa Lake at distance of 70 kms from Cuttack is a picturesque lake amidst the groves of Mango and Bamboo attracts many migratory birds in winters.
Away from the humdrum of city, these serene beach at distance of 8 kms from the district head quarters of Ganjam is ideal for those seeking tranquility.
At distance of 90 kms from Puri and 10 kms from Kakatpur, this marvelous sites produces a breathtaking view of the sunrise and sunset over the horizon which gets painted with the shades of eight different colors. It's the center for salt production and fishing in Odisha.
15 kms form Puri, this beach is calm and has shallow waters. Shaivite Temple near the beach is the prime attraction here.
It has been crowned as the silk city of Odisha, famous worldwide for its silk, this small city is also known for its temples and cultural legacy.
This is an unique beach in Balasore district of Odisha where the water recedes between 1-4 km during the ebb and comes back during the days of high tides. It is a land of great bio diversity and is the home for the rare horse shoe crabs.
This is the site of the Kalinga war, invaded by King Ashoka to annex Odisha. Ashoka's rock edicts are reflection of the change of Ashoka's heart after the gruesome war.
15 kms from Sambalpur houses the largest Dam of the world, the Majestic Hirakud Dam built on the river Mahanadi.
These caves on Kumara Parvat were the dwelling of Jain monks built during the reign of King Kharavela.
These are the major wildlife sanctuaries in Odisha. Nandankanan is famous for its rarest white tiger population, Simlipal is known for being the natural habitat for the Royal Bengal Tiger and wild Asiatic elephants, Chilka attract millions of resident and migratory birds, while Bhitarkanika supports the mangrove ecosystem. The salt water crocodile conservation campaign brings Bhitarkanika to the world map while the nearby beach of Gahirmatha is known for the nesting grounds of the Olive Ridley turtles.