Tourist Places in Odisha | Orissa

Tourist Places in ODISHA

Famous tourist places in Orissa (Odisha): Important Places in Orissa, and their studies, that make it famous in Globe

Orissa now renamed as Odisha, a tourism hotspot in India, sings its own praises with its delightful beaches, impressive architectural splendors, beautiful temples, rivers, lakes, waterfalls and wildlife sanctuaries. It is the ninth largest state by area in India. Its extensive and vivid culture has always attracted both foreigners as well as its own dweller, to explore its amusement and cheerfulness that it has offered the world. Orissa state offers a strongly felt perception as well as charming tourism resource which revels it rich heritage and tradition of different areas. More importantly the Lakes and Riversin Orissa are popular sites of tourist attractions in Odisha.

Odisha state is one of the foremost pilgrimage centers of Hindu culture in India. The land of Odisha is dotted with a huge number of temples. Temples of Odisha (orissa) have a unique style of architecture.

Famous Tourist Places in Odisha (Orissa)
Jagannath Temple
Sun Temple Orissa
Puri City in Orissa
Nandankanan National Park
Udayagiri Caves
Bhubaneswar City
Lingaraj Temple
Dhauli Hill
Orissa State Museum
Cuttack Bhattarika temple
Chilika Lake
Rajarani Temple

Hirakud Dam: Located in Sambalpur District, on the river Mahanadi, twenty six kilometers from one end to the other Hirakud is the longest mainstream dam in the world. The major city near to Hirakud is Sambalpur.

Hirakud Dam, the world’s longest earthen dam was built in 1957. Indeed, after India’s independence this is the first river valley projected constructed as a storage reservoirs in the Mahanadi basin to deal with the problem of floods in the Mahanadi delta.


Rourkela: Rourkela is the first steel plant of India envisaged in the public sector and has been in operation since February 1959. It has set in a new era in the Steel Industry of India. The planned city is surrounded by an array of hills and encircled by rivers.

Rourkela is the industrial capital of Odisha and it is known internationally for iron and steel trading. Steel Authority of India Limited has one of its largest steel plants at Rourkela.


Paradeep: Paradeep  is  a major  sea  port  of  India  for  trading  activities  with a  fine  sea  beach  located  in  Jagatsighpur  district. The Paradeep Port, Sea Beach near Paradeep, Light House add wonder to the beauty of Paradeep City. Paradeep beach is an estuary of the Mahanadi having evergreen forests, with islands and creeks. There are several fascinating Places near the Paradeep city. The shrine of Goddess Sarala, Temple of Baladeva, Neheru Bunglow are few tourist attractions one can manage to visit from Paradeep. [READ MORE…]


Bhitarkanika: Bhitarkanika National Park is an important tourist attraction for having a variety of animals and migratory birds in Kendrapara District. Chandbali in Bhadrak district of Orissa is the Entry Point to Bhitarkanika


Taptapani: Taptapani (Scenic Spot and Hot Spring) and Jaugarh (famous for Asokan Rock edicts) are located at Berhampur in Ganjam District of Orissa. Taptapani is well-known for a permanent hot water spring. The hot water of the spring is shifted to a nearby pond to make possible the enthralling baths for the visitors. The place is surrounded by a group of hills and thick forests. Regular bus service is available to this place from the nearby city Berhampur at a distance of 50 kilometers. [READ MORE…]


Taratarini Temple: The temple of Taratarini, where the twin sister Goddess Tara and Tarini are worshiped with great enthusiasm is situated on the top of a small hill surrounded with the waddling holy river Rushikulya, in Gangam District of Orissa. The temple attracts thousands of devotes and visitors throughout the year. As per the Hindu calendar, on all Sankranties and all the four Tuesdays in the month of Chaitra, huge number of visit the temple and worship the deities. Nearest railway Stations from Taratarini Temple are  Berhampur- 32 kms. and Chatrapur- 30 kms. [READ MORE…]


Similipal National Park: Similipal National Park in Mayurbhanj district is one of eighteen Tiger Reserves of India having an area of 2750 Apart from more than 95 tigers, it is also the home of many wild animals including leopards, elephants and reptiles like the mugger crocodiles. Besides, it has 231 species of birds. The forest is full of hills and waterfalls. The Barehipani waterfall is 399 meters high.

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