Orissa is filled with interesting destinations and just deciding on what to do and where to go can often be a daunting task. In order to help you in planning your trip, we have compiled a list of possible destinations with a small list of nearby places which you could visit while there. This collection is by no means exhaustive, and your tour operator, in India or at your city, can help you in arranging your trip.
BHUBANESWAR – The State Capital, is a perfect blend of the past and present. It is dotted with ancient temples and monuments, while also offering the very best in accommodation and entertainment. It is one of the preferred bases for tourists wanting a quick glimpse of Orissa.
PURI – The Abode of Lord Jagannath, is also famous for its beautiful beach. It attracts both pilgrims and pleasure seekers alike, and it is not surprising that some of the now permanent residents of the enchanting town were originally visitors who decided to stay back!
KONARK – Famous for the Sun Temple, this small hamlet plays host to a huge number of visitors who are spell bound by both the size of the temple as well as the delicacy of the erotic sculpture. The beautiful Chandrabhaga beach is an added bonus to visitors to help them relax after the awe inspiring tour of the temple.
CHILIKA – Asia’s Largest Brackish Water Lake, is famous for the wide variety of birds that come here during winter. It is also home to the Irrawady Dolphins that make every trip into the lake memorable.
CUTTACK – The Millennium City
ROURKELA – The Steel City of Orissa
BARIPADA – Home of the famous Chhau Dance
JEYPORE – The base for exploring Tribal Orissa