Bhubaneswar, also spelt as Bhubaneshwar, the capital of the Indian state of Odisha (formerly known as Orissa), is one of the most beautiful cities in country. It is a centre of economic and religious importance in Eastern India, known for its architectural wonders that are in the form of temples and shrines. Along with Jamshedpur and Chandigarh, it was one of modern India’s first planned cities. Bhubaneswar is categorised as a Tier-2 city and chosen to be India’s first smart city. An emerging information technology (IT) and education hub, Bhubaneswar is one of the country’s fastest-developing cities. Bhubaneswar is Ranked 3rd Best Place to “Do Business in India” by World Bank. Its strategic geographic location along the east coast of India, has positioned Bhubaneswar to serve as the gateway to South-east Asia with easy access to existing and emerging ports, petrochemical and steel hubs at Paradeep, Kalinganagar, Dharma and Gopalpur. Additionally, a number of new ports are being proposed along the Odisha coast, which will further improve connectivity required for exports.
Further the Temple City Bhubaneswar together with Puri and Konark, forms the ‘golden triangle’, which is one of the most visited destinations in India as well as in Southern Asia, for its proud possession of magnificent sculptures, majestic architectural heritage, and historic and mythological importance. Today these temples are a gentle reminder of the gracious past and the rich heritage of India. Bhubaneswar, being the largest city of the state, is the educational, political, economic, and cultural hub of region luring a good number of tourists from across the country and worldwide. Surrounded by myriad of mountains and lakes, and located near the eastern sea coast of India, Bhubaneswar is definitely a travel destination.
Places to visit in and near Bhubaneswar:
- Khandagiri Caves
- Udayagiri Caves
- Lingaraj temple
- Jagannath Temple, Puri
- Konark Sun Temple
- Puri sea beach
Visit the official website of Department of tourism of Govt. of Odisha for your reference.
Bhubaneswar has excellent communication with the outside world. The city is conveniently linked to all the International Airports in India by Air, Rail and Road.
||Air: Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar is well linked by air to all major cities on daily basis with good connectivity with the city.
||Rail: Super fast trains connect Bhubaneswar to major cities of India. The railway is the most preferred, safe and cheap mode of travel in India.The station is located in the centre of town.
|| Bus / Road: Bhubaneswar is well linked to the rest of India by the national highways. The New Bus Stand in Bhubaneswar is on NH5, at Baramunda