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Puri Tourist Spot

Puri Tourist Spot are the natural resources of Orissa. There are lots of  spots in Bhubaneswar & puri in orissa. It is one of the India’s best cultural center. Orissa, the land of oriyas, was known as Kalinga in ancient days. In 286 BC, Emperor Ashoka has sent a powerfull army to conquer kalinaga which offered stubborn resistance. Kalinga was subdued but the carnage which followed struck Ashoka with remorse and after the death of ashoka, kalinga regained its independence.

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Bhubaneswar local tour or tourist spots in bhubaneswar orissa

Bhubaneswar stands in a region which harbours a rich historical and cultural heritage. Many civilizations flourished on this rich soil, tangible remains of some are still visible in and around the city. A temple city, it literally means “the abode of the terrestrial lord”. The history stretches at least 2200 years in the past. Bhubaneswar means the lord of the universe. In 1948 the capital of Orissa was shifted from Cuttack to Bhubaneswar.

Udaygiri and khandagiri 

Udaygiri is Buddhist cave and khandagiri is the Jain cave. The twin hills contain excavated rock-cut caves called Lena in the inscriptions and are essentially dwelling retreats of the Jaina ascetics. There are altogether 18 caves in Udaygiri and 15 caves in Khandagiri hill. These caves were excavated by Kharavela and his successors in 1st  century B.C.The activities continuing until the time of Somavamsis of A. D. 10-11 cent. Most of the caves include a row of cells open either on to the veranda or to the open area before.

udaygiri bhubaneswar

udaygiri bhubaneswar

In later periods some of the cells were converted into shrines with minor alterations, such as increasing the height of the chamber and by the excavation of the floor to a deeper depth. The doorway of cells have pilasters on either side with crowning animal figures and arches over them are decorated with flowers, creepers, and animal motifs.

Among all the caves, Ranighumpha and swargapuri-manchapuri caves are double storeyed. The famous inscription of kharavela is found engraved on the brows of the hathigumpha cave, written in Brahmi script in 17 lines. It records many of his expeditions including the victory over Madadha and retrieval of the Jaina cult-image taken over by the Nanda king.

The depiction of 24 Tirthankaras along with their Sasandevis in the barahbhuju cave, gajalaxmi, Surya, swastika and nandipda symbol in ancient gumpha in relief are a noteworthy achievement in early Indian art. It’s just 8 km from the station.


dhouli bhubaneswar

dhouli bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar Temple 

Lingaraja  Temple, Mukteswar temple, rajarani temple, vaital temple, Brameswar and bhaskareswar temple.

Lingaraj Temple

The world famous Lingaraj temple, one of the many sacred edifices in Bhubaneswar. It’s just 3.6 km away from the Bhubaneswar railway. This is the largest conglomerate of shrines with nearly 180 series, depicting the culmination of the Orissan style of architecture.

The temple is 147 feet high and was built by Lalatendu Keshari of Somavamsi Dynasty in 617-657 AD. The Natamandap and Bhogamandap, were later added to the temple over different historical periods.


Mukteshware Temple 

One of the most delightfull expression of the Kalinga school of architecture is the luminous beauty of the Muketeswara temple. Often called the “Gem of orissan Architecture”. It has some of the most ornate carvings and renditions of stories from the Panchatantra.

It also shows an excellent combination of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain flavor. The temple is dedicated to lord Shiva. Mukteshwara is carved with figures of ascetics in various poses of dedication.

Rajarani Temple 

This temple is an elegant example of finesse in temple architecture and is particularly interesting as it has no goddess and its built-in 11th century. The name of this temple supposed to be derived from the red-gold sand used. Rajarani being the local name for the stone.

The sensuous beauty of the female form and the filigree sweetness of flowers and fruits are enhanced by the artist’s dexterity.  It’s just 1 km from Bhubaneswar railway station.

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Nandankanan zoological park

Nandankanan meaning the garden for the gods must not forget. Covering 426 hectares of land in the Chandrika forest. Lion and tiger safari is the prime attraction. It’s one of the biggest and famous zoo in Asia.

Nandankanan zoo timings is 07:30 am to 5:30 pm. Entry ticket can buy online also to avoid the queue. Nandankanan zoo entry fee is 40 rs and nandankanan ticket booking can be done from nandankana website.

Dhauli / Dhabbalgiri / dhabalgiri temple

History of dhauligiri orissa 

It is just 5 km from the railway station. Dhouli had the historic battle in 261BC between Emperor Ashok and the kind of Kalinga.The excessive number of the casualties (more than 1 million) of the war had moved the victorious emperor into repentance and he took the vow of opening a new path of victory through love instead of the sword. 13 edicts of Emperor Ashok have been found at dhauli, inscribed in the Brahmi scrip on a 5*3 m stone slab.

In 1970 the dhauli has been crowned with snowy white peace pagoda built by the Buddhist sangha of Kalinga and Japan.  Four types of images of Gautam Buddha are installed there its also known as buddhist temple in odisha. The ancient temple of shiva is there at dhauli. Far bellow flows the river Daya.

Sri Jagannath Temple 

The the Jagannath temple in Puri is one of the four most sacred places(Dhams ) of worship for the Hindus. The reigning deity who holds the devotees in intense religious fervor is Jagannath, with his system Subhadra and brother Balabhadra and it has 65 meter conical tower slashed the skies with its Vishnu Wheel and flag punctuating its glories ascent.

The exquisite pillar with its Aruna head, at the entrance, once rested at the Konark Sun temple. Lord Jagannath annul trip to the Gundicha Ghar during Rathyatra are symbols of the enormous importance. Over 20,000 people are known to be dependent for their livelihood on the temple activities.

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Konark sun temple 

Konark is globally famous for its Sun Temple. According to the Puranas, 5000 years ago Sambwa stricken with leprosy by the curse of his own father Sri Krishna, had come to Maitreyaranya (Konark) by the river Chandravaga to worship the Sun god.

The Sun God pleased after 12 whole years of rigorous worship bestowed on Sambwa his blessings. Sambwa cured consequently built a temple with the Sun God as its deity. To commemorate that a festival is held on the 7th  day of the fortnight of the waxing moon(Sukla Saptami) in the month of Magh (Jan-Feb) by the Chandravaga bay of Bengal confluence. It made with orissan architecture and sculpture and its built in the 13th century, the golden year of orissan art, is poetry in the stone, and on the world heritage list.

The “Mukkhasala” or entrance hall, continues to interest both devotees and visitors. The sun god Surya is celebrated in the three colossal status installed over the three “dwars”. The walls of this magnificent temple portray exquisite sculptures covering all aspects of life. Scenes of love and war, trade and court transactions, hunting catching of elephants, sages teaching, childbirth, amorous dalliances, dancers and mythical fighters.

It take attention on the panels and niches of this immortal work of art. Surasundaris, heavenly damsels, free-standing, larger than life mono-block female statues playing the cymbal and drums, flutes and trumpets, adorn the top of the temple.

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Konark light and sound show

Konark light and sound 3D show run every day called “Aarunaday”. The timing is 7:30 pm and 35 minutes program. Ticket is 50 rupees per person. The Konark mandir built at that time is the concept. Total 250 number of seats and support 3 languages, Hindi /English / Oriya in the beirdyanamic headphones.
English version -Kabir Bedi, Hindi – Sekhar Suman, Oriya – Vijay mahanti.

Pipli and Raghurajpur

The prime attraction of Pipli is colourfull applique embroidery. The place is famous for odisha handicrafts. Incredible India paintings can found in raghurajpur. The Darjisahi Mahalla or the locality where the craftsmen related to this art live is on the bus route. Rows of houses and shops abound with a variety of bags, umbrellas and little knickknacks of interior decoration. Handicraft items can be seen and purchased.

Pipli is just 40 km from puri, Raghurajpur is an extraordinary village. All the member are worked with crafts and painting. Pipli and raghurajpur is famous for village tourism in india.

Odisha painting 

The fame of odisha painting in ragurajpur rest on the mythological paintings done in the “Pat” style. Its a typical feature of orissa itself. The Pat style painting was discovered as a filler to substantiate the absence of the Holy Trio (Balaram-Subhadra-Jagannath/ Artists they also called chitra painters  encouraged by Halina zila-a connoisseur of the dying Pot-art, are now drawing on a variety of things like-anasara, the legendary palm leaves, and coconuts in the Pat style during the post independence days. Painting can be purchase from here also. The Pat style is easily can take place in  Indian culture art family.


RAGHURAJPUR odisha painting


Chilika Lake Puri

You can visit Chilka lake from puri, its a 4 hours journey. You can enjoy the boat riding, see small dolphin in the lake and a temple in the hilltop.

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    Very useful article. Do you have any contact nos. of drivers and pandas in Puri please?

    Thanks in advance.

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