You should travel to Bhubaneshwar if you are spiritually inclined. This 'temple city' derives its name from Tribhuvaneswara or Shiva, the "Lord of the Three Worlds". Not surprising that the city of Bhubaneshwar, the capital of Orissa is considered to be a spiritual tourist destination. Bhubaneshwar traces its glorious temple history to the time when it was the capital of the Kalinga Empire.
The city of Bhubaneshwar a range of hotels to offer. The hotels in Bhubaneshwar cater to those looking for luxury stay and budget accommodation alike. Shopping in Bhubaneshwar will be a fascinating experience for a tourist looking for traditional fabrics and curios. Bhubaneshwar is famous for fabrics like ikat and Sambalpuri, metalware like silver filigree work and dokhra, exquisite woodcarvings and traditional paintings like patachitra.
How to Reach Bhubaneshwar
It is easy to reach Bhubaneshwar, the capital of the eastern city of Orissa.
Bhubaneshwar is well linked by air to Delhi, Chennai, Varanasi, Nagpur, Calcutta, and Vishakhapatnam on daily basis flights by Indian Airlines.
Superfast trains connect Bhubaneswar to major cities of India
Bhubaneswar is well linked to the rest of India by the national highways
Shopping in Bhubaneshwar
Shopping in Bhubaneshwar will be a fascinating experience for a tourist looking for traditional fabrics and curios. One can find many shops in Bhubaneshwar, both privately run ones and the government run Utkalika, from where you buy souvenirs, which are typical of the state of Orissa.
Bhubaneshwar is famous for woven ikat fabrics, which can be purchased as readymade garments, fabric and saris. Applique worked fabric locally known, as Chandua is a typical Orissa handiwork. Sambalpuri silk and cotton, tussar silk and gold embroidery are other items in fabrics that you will find while shopping in Bhubaneshwar.
Bhubaneswar is also known for its exquisite woodwork items like lampshades, fruitbaskets and jewellery boxes. Stone sculptures of gods and goddesses are also interesting buys from your travel to Bhubaneshwar.
Shopping in Bhubaneshwar will be a delight for an art collector because Orissa is famous for its traditional paintings like the patachitra, ganjapas and paintings on palm leaf done with etching.
In Bhubaneshwar, one can also find seashells of all shapes. This coastal city specializes in decorative and utility items from seashells like mirrors, lampshades, tabletops, purses, jewelry boxes, fruit baskets and trays.
Places to See in Bhubaneshwar
- Udaygiri and Khandgiri caves
- Lingaraj Temple
- Mukteshwar Temple
Last Updated on : 05/09/2013