Bhubaneswar, acclaim as a "Temple City of India" is the capital of Orissa. It is an important Hindu pilgrimage center having the seat of 'Lord Lingaraj'. Magnificent sculptures, architectural heritages, pious temples, historical monuments, etc. show that it is a thriving center of art and culture. Hundreds of temples spread all over the landscape of Bhubaneswar. Both tourists and pilgrims move towards this sacred state in a huge number each year. For tourists, there are a number of tourist spots and for pilgrims, many sacred temples are available.Famous Tourist Places of Bhubaneswar :-
This is the most famous temple of Bhubaneswar having the oriyan architectural style and craftsmanship. It is 147 feet in height and enclosed by fortified walls. It is surrounded by many ancient small shrines. It is a rare masterpiece among the temples of Hindu. It has a sculpture of linga related to lord Shiva.2. Mukteswar Temple
A 10th century old temple is a real specimen of the ancient Kalinga school of architecture. It is the best example of the combine architectural style of Jain, Hindu, and Buddhist. This temple is also devoted to Lord Shiva. Its beautiful carvings tempted everyone.3. Vaital Temple
Vaital Deul Temple is locally known by the people as a Tantric temple. This is also belongs to the Kalinga School. Deity of the temple is Chamunda in her Tantric form. Many devotees come here to take the bliss of the goddess.
This zoo or we can say a sanctuary is very famous among the children as it contains many species of animals. Located in the midst of a greenish environment of Chandaka Forest attracts large number of tourists. It contains picturesque Kanjia Lake, a botanical garden, a sanctuary and a zoo. The white tigers, gorillas and crocodiles are the major attractions of the zoo.5. Brahmeshwara Temple
This temple was built in the 11th century surrounded by four smaller shrines. Main deities inhabited in this temple are the Shivaling, idols of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Shiva. Many pilgrims visit this place.6. ISKCON Temple
ISKCON temple famous all over India for the deities of Krishna, Balram, Gaura Nithai, Subhadra and Jagannath is located in the heart of this city. It is famous all over India only because of the chime of Hare Rama Hare Krishna though the mouth of British people. Even their kids sing this song in a proper manner. This astounding combination reflects each person's mind and attract large number of tourists.7. Dhauligiri
Dhauligiri is a historical place near Bhubaneswar. Basically famous for its rock edict erected by the Great Emperor Ashoka. This is the place where gruesome battle i.e. Kalinga War had taken place.8. Cactus Garden
One thing that should not be missed in Bhubaneswar is the Cactus Garden. It has a huge number of cacti collection. You will be definitely amazed by going there.9. Udaigiri and Khandgiri Caves
It is an important archaeological site in the Indian history. The inscription on the walls of the 15 caves of Udaigiri & Khandgiri tells the tale of King Kharvela, the ruler of Orissa. To see these caves many tourists go there to know the history behind the construction of the caves.10. Atri
Atri is a hot sulphur spring. It is a popular outing spot among the locals as well as tourists. It is also famous for the famous Hatakeswar's temple.11. Dhauli
Dhauli is a white pillar stupa located on the hill top constructed in the 3rd century. It has an implausible architecture. From this place Ashoka set out on the march to spread Buddhism.