Tourist Places and Temples in Bhubaneswar
Temples and tourist places in Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha – a perfect vicinity of globe with harmony and modernity
Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha is a matchless merger of a traditional life style and modernization. The city is dotted with quite a few temples, architectural monuments belonging to the past era and glorifies the presence of several Hindu Gods and Goddess, as rightly tagged “City of Temples”.
One of the many reasons why the city is so much adored is, it has witnessed the advent of many religion like Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism and signaled its secular and worldly image to the world. These temples display the history of Kalinga architecture and its sole architectural legacy, coupled with purity and holiness. Numerous temples with complex architectural work exhibit the Orissan architecture displayed by legendary artist.
On one side, the city houses about 30 famous ancient temples, and on the other side a very well-planned township exists. The most attractive tourist points of Bhubaneswar are the rock-cut caves of Khandagiri and Udayagiri, Lingaraj Temple, the Nandankanan Zoological and Botanical Park, the ancient excavation site of Sisupalgarh, Indira Gandhi memorial Park etc.
The city’s history is symbolized in the nearby Dhauligiri rock proclamation of emperor Ashoka at the site of the well-known Kalinga war. It was the provincial capital of many Hindu dynasties between fifth and tenth centuries AD.
The city once had more than 7,000 temples although 500 temples remained undamaged today. In most of the temples the Hindu and Buddhist style of architecture is followed.
During Medieval period most of the temples were destroyed by Islamic invaders. Bhubaneswar was once the capital of the Kesaris dynasty of Orissa.
Road Distances from Bhubaneswar: Cuttack – 25 km, Puri – 60 km, Konark – 64 km, Kolkata – 441 km,
Vishakapatnam – 425 km, Chennai – 1235 km
Climate / Weather: Summers 45°- 19°C. Winters 4°- 22°C, Average rainfall: 1500 mm
Climate: average summer max 38° C, winter min 16° C
Airport: Bhubaneswar, Nearest Train Stations: Bhubaneswar Junction, Main Road Highways: NH5,
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