With literal meaning “The Abode of the Lord of the World”, Bhubaneswar is the capital city of Orissa. It is also popularly referred as the “Temple City of India.”
While the old Bhubaneswar’s skyline features temple spires extending tall fingers into the clouds, the new Bhubaneswar, with an extensive infrastructure and modern buildings, blends perfectly into the religious ambiance.
Flights to Bhubaneshwar
The city is house to the only airport in the state. It caters to regular commercial flights from Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, and Hyderabad along with domestic flights to and from various destinations. The airport is situated to the southwest of the city.
There are numerous places to stay in Bhubaneswar ranging from luxury hotels to budget hotels. All these accommodations in Bhubaneswar ensure a comfortable stay. While the luxury hotels in Bhubaneswar provide all modern amenities to top the comfort level, the budget hotels in Bhubaneswar also offer a comfortable stay with all the basic amenities at your service.
Activities and Sightseeing
Being primarily a temple city, the sightseeing in Bhubaneswar revolves around the various temples around the city. Key attractions include:
- Lingaraj Temple
- Mukteshwara Temple
- Nandankanan Zoo
- Khandagiri & Udaygiri Caves
Shopping in Bhubaneswar is bound to be fruitful. The local markets are loaded with locally made saris, textiles and handcrafted items as well.
Food lovers can delight themselves by eating out at top notch restaurants around the town. These restaurants in Bhubaneswar feature a medley of cuisines. You can also check out casual eating establishments and roadside stalls for a different experience.
Take along plenty of cool summer clothes to suffice the heat and humidity of the town, sunscreens and shades, and mosquito and insect repellents. Do carry along a laid back attitude to deal with the glitches and snags coming along your way.