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Top Sights in Bhubaneshwar- The Ancient City

by Manish Kumar Marketing Head
Bhubaneshwar is a city in India’s state Odisha. The city is also known as “City of Temple” because many ancient temples are located in the city. These temples are made from sandstone. The 11th century Hindu Lingaraja Temple is located in Bhubaneshwar around Bindu Sagar Lake. You will not be needing more than a day to explore attractions around the city. The city has more of a pilgrimage traveller than business or leisure traveller.  It is not hard to find hotels in Bhubaneshwar city maximum of the hotels is in city centre but hotels in Bhubaneswar near airport are very less. 

Bhubaneswar is an important Hindu pilgrimage centre. With over 100 temples in the city, the activities of building temple of Odishan style blossomed in Bhubaneswar from its initial stage to a stage it has reached today over a period of one thousand years. 

Bhubaneswar is popular for its majestic heritage and historic surrounding. It is regarded as an ideal tourist destination. Here are the few most visited places in Bhubaneshwar:

• Nandankanan Zoological Park

It is a 400 hectare of area with a zoo and a botanical garden. It was the India’s first zoo to associate with the World Association of Zoo and Aquarium. You will find animals like white tigers and pangolins. There is also a scenic lake which makes the place more attractive.

• Lingaraja Temple 

It is an ancient Hindu temple made from carved stone towers, numerous shrines and courtyards. It is the one of the oldest temple in the city, it was made in 11th century. 

• Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves

The caves are not fully natural or fully artificial caves. They are important archaeological, historical and religious site. The caves are situated on two adjacent hills. They were carved almost during the 2nd century BCE. 

• Odisha State Museum

This museum was established in 1932. The museum has archaeology, contemporary art, epigraphy, numismatic, arms and ammunitions, mining & geology and also the patta paintings. In 1946 the building was shifted to old Bhubaneswar.

• Parashurameshvara Temple
 
The best preserved of an early Orissan Hindu temple dated to the Shailodbhava period between the 7th and 8th centuries CE. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva and is one of the oldest existing temples in the state.

• Chausathi Jogini Temple

It is situated on the top of Hirapur top and is almost 20 kms away from the city Bhubaneswar. It is believed the temple was built by Queen Hiradevi in 9th Century. It is made from big blocks of sandstones also 56 idols made from black granite, supporting in centre the main idol which is of goddess Kali, who stands on a human head showing the triumph of heart over mind. 


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