Weekend getaways from Bhubaneswar
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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.
Konark is one of the most famous heritage sites of India. Konark means Kona Arka – “Sun at an angle”. The entire structure faces east. There are three series of gaps in between the ornate pillars of the natamandir. The temple is built such that only on the two equinox days (March 20/21, September 22/23) the rising sun’s rays pass through the center gap and fall on the deity in the temple.
Kolkata is famous for its people, their culture, food, music, literature and the movies. It is one of the most densely populated cities in India along the banks of river Ganga with a heritage as dense. If Bangalore is the Seattle of India, then Kolkata is the sub-continent's London. It is an 'in your face' city that shocks and charms the unsuspecting visitor. Friendlier than India’s other metropolises, this is a city you ‘feel’ more than simply visit. Walk the chaotic back alleys, ride the Hooghly ferries. Today it’s known for its grand colonial architecture, art galleries and cultural festivals.
The Sundarbans is a natural region comprising southern Bangladesh and a small part in Eastern India. It is the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world. Sundarbans is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sundarbans South, East and West are three protected forests in Bangladesh. This region is densely covered by mangrove forests, and is the largest reserves for the Royal Bengal Tiger.
Digha is a seaside resort city in the state of West Bengal, India. It lies in East Midnapore district and at the northern end of the Bay of Bengal. It has a low gradient with a shallow sand beach with gentle waves extending up to 7 km in length. It is the most popular sea resort in the West Bengal. The latest attraction of New Digha is the Science Centre established by the National Council of Science Museums. The entire stretch of the Digha seaface from Old Digha to New Digha is filled with casuarina plantations, which looks beautiful.
Ranchi is the capital of the Indian state of Jharkhand, and its third most populous city of the state. Ranchi packs in a handful of variety in itself. Along with the temples it has to offer, it also has the excitement of visiting a deer park, a wildlife sanctuary and the Muta Crocodile Breeding Farm which is a unique exposure. To top it off, Ranchi city provides all modern luxuries for a vacation that is full of leisure. The Tribal Research Institute and Museum depicts their culture, helping the tourist in understanding tribal rituals and customs. Most waterfalls run here all year long, and watching silvery sheets of water cascading down mountains, in Hundru Falls, Jonha Falls, Panchghagh Falls and Dassam Falls is an unforgettable sight. The Jagannath Temple, Angrabari and Pahari Mandir are worth a visit. There is also the Ranchi Lake, providing the perfect station for relaxation after a day of sightseeing. At the Birsa Zoological Park located near Ormanjhi, one can view animals like Bears, Nilgai, Sambar and Chital in their natural environs. All in all it is a destination for a family vacation, packing in something for everyone.
Puri is a coastal district of the Odisha state of India, famous for its historic antiquities, religious sanctuaries, architectural grandeur, sea-scape beauty, and its moderate climate. It holds a wealth of attractions for visitors. It boasts a continuous history from the 3rd century B.C. to the present, and unique monuments such as those of Lord Jagannath at Puri. It has the Chilika Lake, the largest brackish water lakes in India, that holds a picturesque sea-scape beauty. It offers an ideal resort for birds who migrate from different parts of the continent. By virtue of its geographical location, the climate of Puri is equable throughout the year.
Visakhapatnam, or Vizag as it was often called, is the best tourism destination in Andhra Pradesh. From Lakes to cool Beaches, from beautiful Hill Ranges to Caves and Valleys, Visakhapatnam has them all. The district has many tourism spots that represent the Culture and Heritage of the true India. The Araku Valley is a must visit for anyone visiting Andhra Pradesh. Beauty is packed at the Kailasa Giri, where we can find green meadows, beautiful and well spread parks to fill your mind with peace. The Borra Caves show the magnificence of colors in the natural cave formations. Visakhapatnam is a city of cultural & religious diversity. One should not miss seeing the Cultural constructions built during the age of kings who rules this region.