Geography of Bhubaneshwar

This site informs you about the Geography of Bhubaneshwar that lies at an elevation of about 45 meters above sea level, in the eastern coastal plains of India.

The Geography of Bhubaneshwar has its own unique and distinct characteristics.

The capital of Orissa, Bhubaneswar lies in 21° 15' North Latitude 85° 15' Longitude south-west of the river Mahanadi and its tributaries like Bhargav, Daya and Kuakhai passes by the city.

Geographically, Bhubaneshwar lies in the tropical zone and experiences tropical climate. The three seasons that dominates the city are Summer, Winter, and Monsoons.

The average temperatures wavers between 15°C to 18°C in the winter. In the summer months mercury rises to a maximum of 40 °C to 45 °C. Monsoons are brought about by the south-east monsoon winds in the month of June.

The average annual rainfall recorded in the city is 1,500 mm. Monsoons starts from June and continues till October. Both heat and cold waves sweep through the city in the summer and winter months every year causing tremendous health hazards and death in the city. October to April are the ideal time to visit Bhubaneshwar.

In the recent times the climate of Bhubaneshwar is abnormal change due to the following factors:
  • Deforestation
  • Evacuation of water bodies
  • Extensive construction activities
  • Ill-planned industrialization
  • Voluminous carbon consumption
  • Global warming
In the recent past Orissa including the capital city of Bhubaneshwar is routinely experienced anomalous rise in temperatures and predominant droughts resulting in poverty as well as starvation.

Orissa climate

Last Updated on 27 July 2012