5 Places to Go in the Temple City of India- Bhubaneshwar

by Manish Kumar Marketing Head

Known as the ‘Temple City of India’ Bhubaneshwar has more to it than its architecturally and historically rich temples. There are places of scenic beauty, wildlife sanctuaries, and parks to explore. While you visit this ancient city, you may plan to book for hotels in Bhubaneswar near airport as there are many places of attraction in close proximity to the airport.

Here are five different places in Bhubaneshwar to explore, each giving you a unique experience:

1. Nandankanan Zoological Park:

This park lies in the midst of the natural beauty of the natural forest beside the Chandaka-Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary. Nandankanan means the Garden of Heaven and is the host zoo for white tigers as it is the place where white tigers are born out of normal colored tigers. With a huge variety of animals including Spotted Munia, Indian Pangolin, and the Burmese Python, this zoological park offers panoramic views of nature. This zoological park helps the flora and fauna to thrive in their natural habitat by offering a protected region. For both nature and animal lovers, you should visit Nandankanan.

2. Odisha State Museum:
If you want to discover more about the bygone era and the dynasties that ruled the state for centuries, the Odisha State Museum can provide you with answers for these. With a collection of artifacts, palm-leaf manuscripts, folk music instruments, scroll paintings, Buddhist and Jain sculpture, this museum also has a collection of other archaeological treasures from many different places. This highly maintained museum is a must-visit place. If you’re staying at one of the hotels in Bhubaneswar near airport, this museum is only about 2.5 km making it even more convenient for you to visit.


  1. Biju Patnaik Park:
    For nature lovers, this park is a perfect place to spend time and even go for a picnic. It offers boating and an amusement park as well. This park was built after the Chief Minister of Odisha to bestow respect towards him. Enjoy your day amidst the vicinity of the beautiful flowers and plants and a fountain that dances with the music tune. You can visit this park at night too as it remains open until 9 pm. So while you book your stay in one of the hotels in Nayapalli, do visit this park for spending some quality time.

4. Khandagiri Cave:
With great historical significance, this place is beautifully crafted with inscriptions and figures and is a delight to visit. These artificial caves belong to the 2nd century and are surrounded by a large number of ancient temples that consist of intricate carvings. This is a quiet place surrounded by lush green parks making it suitable for those looking out to spend a relaxing time in the nature. You might want to consider visiting the Khandagiri caves during the day as it typically requires about 2-3 hours to see this place.

  1. Mukteshwar Temple:
    One of the most popular Lord Shiva temples in Bhubaneswar visited by many tourists, the Mukteshwar Temple dates back to the 10th century BC. The temple is constructed in the midst of a group of temples and has a unique structure thus being known as the “Gem of Odisha Architecture”. This Hindu temple comprises of several shrines and lingas of Lord Shiva. You might want to stay in hotels in Nayapalli to visit this temple and many other places of attraction located in close proximity.

So, if you are considering planning your trip to Bhubaneshwar, you may want to visit these must-visit places. A booking made at the hotels in Bhubaneswar near airport will help you explore a lot of places while you visit Bhubaneswar, the city of temples.


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