Odisha is a state in north-east India with Bay of Bengal coastlines. Odisha is more prosperous, with a lot of tourist location and religious places. It is one of the major tourism sectors of India, with various tourists’ attraction. There are so many attractive places in Odisha to travel.
There are wildlife reserves, beaches, temples, monuments, lakes in Odisha. Odisha is mainly famous for its rich culture and ancient temples. Odisha has some of the beautiful beaches of the world.
Odia is the mother-tongue of Odisha. Odia language is spoken by the majority of the people of the state. English is widely used for official purpose and Odia is used as regional language.
Temples in Odisha
Mainly Odisha is famous for its ancient temples. The best known temples of Odisha are Lingaraj Temple at Bhubaneswar (State Capital), Jagannath temple at Puri, Konark Sun temple, Sarala temple in Jagatsinghpur district, Tarini temple in Kendujhar district, Raghunath temple at Odagaon. Odisha is also famous for its Buddhist and Jain pilgrimage destinations.
With a number of festivals and fairs also taking place round the year, Odisha stands as a true land of festivities where the tourists can never get bored of. Travelling throughout Odisha is full of surprises. The destinations are easily accessible and well connected. The capital City, Bhubaneswar is known as the temple city of Odisha.
Beaches in Odisha
Odisha is dotted with exquisite beaches like Chandipur, Puri and Gopalpur on Sea with each having a unique feature of its own. Puri beach is a beach in the city Puri. It is in the shore of Bay of Bengal. Gopalpur is a town and a Notified Area Council on the Bay of Bengal coast in Ganjam district in the southern part of Odisha, India. Once a commercial port, it is now a famous sea beach and tourist destination around 15 km from Berhampur. The reconstruction of the port is under development. Chandipur is a small sea resort in Baleswar District, Odisha, India. The resort is on the Bay of Bengal . The beach is unique in that the water recedes up to 5 kilometers during the ebb tide. Horseshoe crab is also found here on the beach.
Odisha offers adventurous wildlife tours. The national parks in Odisha are Bhitarkanika National Park, Simlipal National Park, Satkosia, Tikarapada etc.
By Air– One Can take flight to Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar.
By Train– Major Cities of Odisha are well connected to all the major cities of India by trains.
One can visit Odisha in the month of August to March.