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Odisha Tourism

Odisha lies quietly at the eastern corner of India, along the coast of the Bay of Bengal. The ancient history of India still lingers in its temples, chaityas and stupas. With a rich heritage of 2 thousand years old, the state boasts of a glorious past dating back to Mauryan dynasty. Since then the state has witnessed the many upheavals of Indian history. Today Odisha is a fast developing state of Indian Union

With the ancient monuments, virgin beaches, serpentine rivers, mighty waterfalls the state promises you a veritable wonderland as you travel to Odisha.

A travel to Odisha would take you to the land of one of the goriest battles (the war of Kalinga) of Indian history, which led to the transformation of Ashoka the conqueror into the greatest benevolent monarch of the world.

Travel to Odisha to visit Konark where the ancient Indian architecture culminated to the construction of wonderful Sun temple and many other temples in Bhubaneswar and Puri. You may choose to let your hair own in Chandipur or Gopalpur on sea, or spot a white tiger in Nandankanan. A travel to Odisha would offer you all.

LocationEastern India along the coast of the Bay of Bengal
Jharkhand on the northWest
Bengal on the north-east
Bay of Bengal on the east
Andhra Pradesh on the south
Chhattisgarh on the west
LatitudeBetween 17°49' and 22°34' North
LongitudeBetween 81°27' and 87°29' East
ClimateSummer - warm
Winter - cold
Max Temperature40°C
Min Temperature12°C
Average Annual Rainfall150 cm
Capital Bhubaneswar
LanguagesOriya, Bengali, Hindi, English etc
ReligionHinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Christianity
Best Time to VisitNovember to March
ClothingSummer - Cottons
Winter - Cottons or light woolens

How to Reach Odisha

Visited by Indian and International tourists alike, how to reach Odisha is a very commonly asked question. However, the convenient location of the State of Odisha eases out all the queries regarding how to reach Odisha. Tourists who are bogged down with the question of how to reach Odisha has all the three options of road, rail and air.

All the tourists who want to save time and are wondering about how to reach Odisha in the minimum amount of time should take direct flights to the capital city of Bhubaneshwar. The Bhubaneshwar Airport is well connected with all the other states of India. There are a number of public and private Airlines that connect Bhubaneshwar with the important Indian cities like Kolkata, Delhi, Raipur, Hyderabad, Varanasi, Mumbai and Chennai.

A rail journey to Odisha is both comfortable and scenically beautiful. The Bhubaneshwar railway station in the capital city is the most important railway station in Odisha. The service of important trains, like the Rajdhani, Konarak Express, Coromondal Express etc solve the confusion of many regarding how to reach Odisha. There are some other railway stations in Odisha in the Districts of Ganjam Khurda, Koraput, Rayagada, Naupada-Gunupur.

The location of Odisha on the National Highways automatically answers many questions regarding how to reach Odisha. Most parts of Odisha has a well connected road network which makes road travel to Odisha easy and also a great option. National Highways number 5, 6, 23, 42 and 43 runs through the State of Odisha and there are regular bus services that follow these routes.

By Air

The idea of reaching Odisha by air is complimented by the presence of the Bhubaneshwar Airport in the capital city. This well equipped Airport of Odisha is well connected with the different parts of Odisha and has regular flights to and from the Indian cities of Kolkata, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Mumbai, Delhi, Raipur etc.

There are a number of Airlines that have departure and terminal points at the Bhubaneshwar Airport.

Therefore, the tourists have the open option of choosing their favored Airlines while traveling to Odisha by air. The biggest attraction of a tour to Odisha, Puri, is located at distance of 56 Kilometers from the Bhubaneshwar Airport with which it is well connected by trains and buses.

By Rail

The best way of enjoying the beauty of the rustic India is by traveling to Odisha by rail. Administered by the South Eastern Railway Zone, a journey to Odisha by rail is comfortable and swift. There are a number of trains that connect Odisha with the different parts of India.

Bhubaneshwar is the capital city of Odisha and the Bhubaneshwar Railway station is the most important railhead in Odisha. This railway station in Odisha is served by trains like Rajdhani, Konarak Express, Coromondal Express etc which makes it very convenient to travel to Odisha by rail.

By Road

Extensive road networks criss cross the State of Odisha which makes reaching Odisha by road easy. A number of roadways and expressways run across the length and breath of the state and thus the best way to tour the state of Odisha is by road. Apart from traveling within the state, the presence of a number of National Highways make reaching Odisha by road a great option.

The capital city of Odisha Bhubaneshwar falls on the National Highway that connects the metro cities of Chennai and Kolkata and therefore those fond of long distance road travel can very conveniently reach Odisha by road. Besides, National Highway number 5, 6, 23, 42 and 43 run through the State which allows easy access of Odisha by road.

Shopping in Odisha

Shopping in Odisha must include the handicrafts and handlooms. A rich aesthetic sense and craftsmanship is deeply rooted in the tradition of Odisha, which reflects in their handicrafts and handlooms.

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