Tourist Spots near Bhubaneswar

If you are a history buff and wish to spend a quality weekend nurturing your passion, Bhubaneswar and the adjoining tourist spots near Bhubaneswar are the perfect places to visit.

Bhubaneswar is the capital city of Orissa. Bhubaneswar is also known as the 'Temple City of India' Hundreds of Hindu temples dot the landscape befitting the epithet.

For the tourist, who had his or her fill of the sights of Bhubaneswar, the tourist spots near Bhubaneswar shall provide the perfect dessert to his journey.

Bhubaneswar and the tourist spots near Bhubaneswar can be visited any time of the year. The tourist season is the winter months of October to March.

Bhubaneswar and tourist spots near Bhubaneswar are easily accessible. It is superbly connected by air, rail and road.

The tourist spots near Bhubaneswar include the following:
  • Puri: Puri is a coastal district of Orissa. The sea air keeps the micro climate of Puri pleasant all around the year. Puri is famous for its historic antiquities. The religious minded can travel to the temple of Lord Jagannath for spiritual solace. Nature lovers may visit Chilka Lake- one of the largest brackish water lakes in India.

  • Konark: Konark is famous throughout the world for its Sun Temple. The Sun Temple represents the pinnacle of Orissan temple architecture. The Sun is regarded as a deity in Orissa since the Vedic period.

  • Bhitarkanika: Bhitarkanika is a biodiversity hot spot. Bhitarkanika is the home to the largest number of giant salt water crocodile in the Asian continent. Bhitarkanika is also home to a huge variety of avifauna. An amazing eight varieties of Kingfisher can be found here.

Last Updated on 27 July 2012