Odisha, previously called Orissa, had its name changed to Odra Desha. In 2011, the name changed and transformed into Odisha from Orissa. This state in eastern India is surrounded by the Bay of Bengal coastline. According to Buddhist sources, the Kalinga dynasty ruled the place during the 6th and 4th centuries BCE. Housing many incredible attractions, the land is the birthplace of an ancient language, Odia, which rules the state flawlessly, alluring visitors from all over the world to the sacred city of Lord Jagannath in Puri, the land of the grand festival Puri Rath Yatra. Thousands of pilgrims thronged there to get the blessings of Lord Jagannath.

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The Temples of Cuttack also play a vital role in attracting more visitors because of the unique architectural structures the site followed from the beginning.

The state also houses several temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Out of those, Lingaraj Temple, known for its self-generated history of the idol in the main sanctum sanctorum, and Mukhteswara Temple, renowned for the dazzling architecture that dates back to 900 CE. On the other hand, Konark Sun Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, transports you back to the 13th century. The exceptional carvings and bizarre technology behind the construction leave you stunned at the usage of science in the ancient period.

Cuttack, the business capital of Odisha, is a vintage spot to spur your exploration of nature. Explore the Netaji Birthplace Museum, Mahanadi Barrage, to learn more about the homeland. Visit the Mahanadi River, along with the marine museums of Odisha.

The land of steel plants, Rourkela, longs for your arrival. Surrounded by hills and rivers, this trading place is a testament to nature, celebrated as “Mini India" for its worldwide connections. Beaches like Aryapalli Beach, Chandipur, and the mystical Golden Beach make the place a marvel of nature. But that's not at all! Parks like Similipal and the cascade of crocodiles, Bhitarkanika National Park are available for people of all ages. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your trip to Odisha with us!

Best time to visit:

Preferably, October to February is the ideal visiting time as many festivals occur during the season.

Ways to reach Odisha:

By air : Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar, is the nearest airport to Odisha. From there, you can hire a taxi or cab to take you to the major cities.

By rail : Bhubaneswar railway station is the nearest railway station to Odisha. You can hire a taxi or cab from there to commute to your desired destinations.

By road : Public and private transportation is available to all major regions of the state, while the roads are well connected.

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