Known to be the Kalinga region in ancient times, Orissa has gone through myriad of phases. From Ashoka to Akbar many mighty rulers have reigned this region. A part of Bengal presidency under the British administration, Orissa acquired the status of a province in 1936 after getting separated from Bihar. It got its existing form - area and structure- following the independence of India and acceded the statehood in 1950.
With Bhubaneshwar as its capital it has a number of famous cities of India. Puri - one of the Char Dhams of India is located at the coast of Bay of Bengal in Orissa. It also houses the largest coastal lake in India - Chilka lake. Location Map of Orissa helps the visitors to reach this state encompassing vivid colors of life in itself.
Last Updated on : 1st April 2013