"Capital of Orissa"

A City in Odisha, India

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Height(Altitude) of Bhubaneswar from sea level:  143 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  20.2444000°N, 85.8178000°E
Ecosystem:  Plain  

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Food Availability:  South Indian 
Regional Language:  Hindi
Currency:  ₹ - Rupee (INR)
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Why travel Bhubaneswar?

The history of the city stretches back over 2000 years. The area first appears as the ancient capital of Kalinga. Bhubaneshwar India, the 'city of temples', named after Tribhuvaneswar, 'Lord of Three Worlds', still preserves over 500 of India's finest temples, around which the religious life of the city revolves.
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Lingaraj Temple at Bhubaneswar

Lingaraj Temple

The Lingaraja temple is the largest temple in Bhubaneswar. The central tower of the temple is 180 ft (55 m) tall. The temple represents the quintessence of the Kalinga Architecture and culminating the medieval stages of the architectural tradition at Bhubaneswar. The temple is believed to be built by the kings from the Somavamsi dynasty, with later additions from the Ganga rulers. The temple is the most prominent landmark of the Bhubaneswar city and one of the major tourist attractions of the state.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours
Nandankanan Zoological Park at Bhubaneswar

Nandankanan Zoological Park

#Theme park
Nandankanan Zoological Park is a 400-hectare (990-acre) zoo and botanical garden in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. Established in 1960, it was opened to the public in 1979 and became the first zoo in India to join World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) in 2009. It also contains a botanical garden and part of it has been declared a sanctuary. Nandankanan, literally meaning The Garden of Heavens, is located near the capital city, Bhubaneswar, in the environs of the Chandaka forest, and includes the 134-acre Kanjia lake.
Expenses - ₹20
Time needed - 3 hours
Udaygiri Jain Caves at Bhubaneswar

Udaygiri Jain Caves

#Archaeological Site
Udayagiri Caves are partly natural and partly artificial caves of archaeological, historical and religious importance near the city of Bhubaneswar in Odisha, India. The caves is situated on Udayagiri hill. They have a number of finely and ornately carved caves. It is believed that most of these caves were carved out as residential blocks for Jain monks during the reign of King Kharavela. Udayagiri means "Sunrise Hill" and has 18 caves. The caves of Udayagiri called lena or leṇa in the inscriptions, were dug out mostly during the reign of Kharavela for the abode of Jaina ascetics. The most important of this group is Ranigumpha in Udayagiri which is a double storeyed monastery.
Expenses - ₹5
Time needed - 2 hours
Mukteswara Temple at Bhubaneswar

Mukteswara Temple

Mukteswar Temple is an important landmark to the architectural development in Odisha (Orissa), the Mukteswar Temple is often described as one of jewels of Odisha (Orissa) for its exquisite sculptures and elegant looks. The plan is now a full fledged five sectioned form, pancharatha and the platform or the pabhaga consists of five mouldings, as in latter temples.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours
Dhauli Giri Hills at Bhubaneswar

Dhauli Giri Hills

Dhauligiri, a hillside with another name as Dhauli. You can find splendid Edicts of Ashoka embossed on a mass of rock in Dhauli, beside the way to the hill summit. It is believed that Dhauli hill was the battlefield of the Kalinga War. The marvelous Shanti Stupa or Peace Pagoda is also located here. In the result of the bloodbath taken place in the Kalinga War, the water of the River Daya got red, making Ashoka understand the gloomiest side of a battle, turning him into the propagator of peace.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 3 hours
Khandagiri Caves, Bhubaneswar at Bhubaneswar

Khandagiri Caves, Bhubaneswar

#Archaeological Site
Khandagiri Caves, one of the earliest groups of Jain rock-cut shelters, the caves of Khandagiri (Broken Hills) command a unique position in the filed of history, rock-cut architecture, art and religion. The Khandagiri hill rise abruptly from the coastal plain, about six km west of Bhubaneswar, separated by a highway. The crest of Khandagiri on which Jaina temple stands, is 37.5 m high, 3.96 m higher than that of Udayagiri. The substance of the rock is coarse-grained sandstone of a varied texture. However, later on, these sandstones were duly exploited by the temple builders of Bhubaneswar during medieval period.
Expenses - ₹5
Time needed - 2 hours

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