Bhubaneswar the temple city of India is the capital of Orissa. It is believed that there were about 7000 temples in Ekamra Vana of Bhubaneswar . Reminiscence of the days of yore dating back to the 6th century.Satrughaneswar and laxamaneswar temple to the gigantic Lingaraj temple of the 11th century are available in the old township .Centuries of temple building activity continued well in to the 12th and 13th century in the shape of Anant Basudev temple on the southeast of the Bindu Sarovar Tank . Besides the Khandagiri and udayagiri Caves are rock-cut architechtural beauties of the 1st century B.C. of Jain importance. The zoological paradise of Nandan kanaGardens on the north bank of Kanjia Lake which forms a picturesque Landscape. Modern Bhubaneswar has earned reputation for its IT centre and software parks as well as a model venue for conference and convention.
Best Time to Visit : October to March
How to Reach:
Bhubaneshwar is well linked by air to Delhi, Chennai, Varanasi, Nagpur, Calcutta, and Vishakhapatnam on daily basis flights by Indian Airlines. The Biju Pattnaik Airport at Bhubaneswar provides daily connections to Kolkata and Delhi. Indian, Jet Airways, Air Sahara and Air Decan are the domestic airlines also flying to Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Mumbai and Hyderabad. The airport is 4 km from the town centre.Superfast trains connect Bhubaneswar to major cities of India.
A major railhead on the East Coast Railway, it has fast and super fast train links to Kolkata, Guwahati, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and other important centres of the country as well as within the state. The station is located in the centre of town.
Bhubaneswar is well linked to the rest of India by the national Highways. The New Bus Stand in Bhubaneswar is on NH16, at Baramunda, about 6 km from Town centre.