Tourist Places

Konark

It is well-known all over the world for its outstanding Sun Temple, which is dedicated to Surya, the Sun God. In addition to its breathtaking architectural wonders, the Konark Beach is also a famous place of tourist interest which also has one of the most delightful beaches of eastern India, called Chandrabhaga.
Distance from Bhubaneswar: 65 KM

Puri

It is one of the most frequent tourist destinations of Odisha and is known to be the abode of Lord Jagannath. Its beaches and splendid temples form the most exquisite Odisha tourist attractions. Puri is also among one of the four important Hindu Dhams in India and is quite revered by the Hindu pilgrims.
Distance from Bhubaneswar: 56 KM

Chilka Lake

Chilka Lake is recognized for its exotic splendor and is one of the largest lakes not only in India, but in the entire Asian continent stretching over an area of 1,100 sq km. It is an ideal picnic spot and offers ample scope for boating, fishing and bird watching.
Distance from Bhubaneswar: 100 KM

Lingaraj Temple

It is one of the important tourist attractions in Odisha and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is embellished with stunning sculptures, which have been carved on the spire. The temple has a height of around 54.8 meters and enshrines a massive statue of Lord Shiva which is made up of granite.

Udaigiri & Khandagiri Caves

Udaygiri & Khandagiri caves are some of the famous tourist attractions in Odisha. The most popular ones to mention would be Akshay Ganga, Gupta Ganga, Shyam Kund and Radha Kund. The most mystical among them all is the 24-Tirthankaras Cave as it features the carvings of the twenty-four Apostles of Jainism on the massive stones.

Dhauligiri

Surrounded by paddy fields, the Dhauli hill brings back memories of the historic ‘Kalinga war’ which was fought around here. It is here that Ashoka, the terrible, was transformed into Ashoka, the compassionate and championed the cause of Buddhism.
Distance from Bhubaneswar: 7 KM

Lalitgiri and Ratnagiri

Lalitgiri is one the earliest Buddhist complexes dating back to the 1st century A.D. The majestic ruins of the huge brick monastery, the remains of the chaitya hall, a number of votive stupas at the apex of a small rugged sandstone hill dominate the rural greenery around. Ratnagiri is another pilgrimage related to Buddhism, near Udaigiri and Khandigiri caves, and has many significant Buddhist sculptures scattered around in the hill range.
Distance from Bhubaneswar: 90 KM

Nandankanan Zoo

Picturesquely carved out of the Chandaka forest,Nandankanan is a Biological Park where animals are kept in their natural habitat. A centrally located lake divides the Zoo from the Botanical Gardens. Tigers, Lions, Clouded Leopards, Black Panthers, European Brown Bear, Himalayan Black Bear, Gharials, Rosy Pelican, Grey Pelican, Indian Python, King Cobra, etc. are among the attractions of the zoo, which is famous for its White Tigers.
Distance from Bhubaneswar: 18 KM

Crafts museum

Odissan art and craft is a milieu of tribal and coastal cultures that emphasise both minimalism and functionality. Check out Kala Bhoomi art museum for varieties of art, architectural remains and fabrics from Sambalpuri, Bomkai to the lesser known hand weaves.

Tribal art souvenir shop

Carry memories of the land, it’s people and culture. Adisha, located at Rupali Square in the city – offers an exquisite array of hand made artefacts of the place.

Maritime Museum Cuttack

Odisha, previously known as Kalinga has had ancient maritime trade linkages with South-East Asia and East Africa. Taking the benefit of reversing monsoon winds, seafarers of Odisha have not only promoted trade but also exchanged a considerable degree of culture: at display in the Maritime Museum at Cuttack. The museum also documents colonial artefacts belonging to the Dutch, French and British mariners.