Bhubaneswar is a great religious place that house around 500 temples like the Lingaraj temple, Parashurameswar Temple, Mukteswar Temple etc. The place including Konark and Puri form a holy Golden Triangle that is a favorite among the tourists in the eastern part of India. The largest rose garden that is the Regional Plant Resource Center is another attraction here.
Bhubaneswar has all types of entertainment like beaches, waterfalls, lakes, parks and gardens along with zoos are important places that visitors need to visit. Bindu Sagar Lake is a sacred lake that is situated to the north side of Lingraj temple. Atri is a small village that is full of greenery and is famous for its hot sulphur water spring. The water has medicinal properties and is therefore visited by many tourists. Tourist can also visit the Orissa state Museum, State Handicrafts Museum, Udayagiri and Khandagiri caves, Tribal museum etc.
Culture and People
The cultural heritage is opulent and people are proud of their culture and heritage. The culture also includes the Odissi dance form which is world famous and is well admired as well. Around 7000 temples depict the culture and the history of Bhubaneswar that has seen times since 2000 years. The people here speak Oriya and bears resembles to the Bengali and Assamese language. There are many tribes here and also speak tribal languages of the Adivasis that are the original inhabitants of Orissa. Seafood and sweets form a major part of people's diet here.
The city of Bhubaneswar is now a well planned city that comprises of good modern buildings, wide roads, parks and gardens. The modern Bhubaneswar is planned by Otto H. Koenigsberger, a German town planner. But the city is developing fast and the original plan has grown wide. It is a fast developing city with modern amenities. It is on its way to be India's one of the most well built cities. The infrastructure is great and there are many modern modes of transport. Bhubaneswar also has a domestic airport for the convenience of businessmen and tourists. Various flights from all across the country land here. Many great educational institutions are built here for the youth here and to develop the city and the state into a modern city.
|Lat Long||20.294927, 85.824101|
|Area||135 km2 (52 sq mi)|
|Population as per 2011||837, 737|
|Official Languages||Oriya, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Transport||Rail, Road, Air|
|Food and Cuisine||Rice, Fish Curry Known as Machha Jholo, Rasagola, Rasabali, Chhena Gaja and Chhena Poda, Gupchup, Cuttack-Chaat, Dahi Bara-Aloo Dum and Bara-Ghuguni, Dahi-Pakhal, Kora-Khhaii, Pitha, a kind of Sweet Cake, Bread or dim sum are winter specialties.|
|Religion||Hindu, Muslim, Others|
|Festival||Temple car Festival, Ratha-Yatra, Shivaratri, Diwali, Ganesh Puja, Nuakhai and Saraswati Puja, Eid, Christmas, Adivasi Mela, Toshali National Crafts Mela, Rajdhani Book Fair and Khandagiri Utsav etc.|
|Monuments||Bhaskaresvara Temple, Brahmesvara Temple, Kapilesvara Mahadeva Temple, Lingaraja Temple, Mukteshvara Temple, Oberoi Hotel, Parasuramesvara Temple, Rajarani Temple, Ramesvara Temple, Vaital Deul (Temple)|
|Places of interest||Lingaraj Temple, Nandankanan Zoological Park, Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves, Dhauli, Rajarani Temple etc.|
|Markets||Bapuji Nagar, Unit 2 & 3 Market, Ashok Nagar, Janpath and Cuttack-Puri Road at Saheed Nagar, Satya Nagar .|
|Hotel||Hotel Ginger, The Crown, Hotel Grand Central, Hotel Arya Palace, Hotel Pushpak, Hotel Swosti, Hotel Excellency Bhubaneswar, Empires Hotel, The New Marrion, The Royale Midtown etc.|
|Industries||Major industries in Bhubaneswar Information Technology, Iron and Steel, Hand looms, Fertilizer, Paper, Sugar, Cement, Ferro Alloy, Aluminium, Minerals, Forest based industries.|
|University/College||Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Agricultural University, Utkal University of Culture, KIIT University, Siksha O Anusandhan University, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, Hi-Tech Medical College & Hospital, Institute of Medical Sciences and Sum Hospital, Rama Devi Women's College, Buxi Jagabandhu Bidyadhar College. IIT Bhubaneswar, International Institute of Information Technology, Bhubaneswar, Xavier Institute of Management, Institute of Mathematics and Applications, National Institute of Science Education and Research, National Institute of Fashion Technology, Institute of Physics, Institute of Life Sciences, Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology, Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Regional Medical Research Center and Regional Institute of Education College of Engineering and Technology etc|
Last Updated on : June 16, 2014