Chausathi Yogini Temple, Hirapur, Bhubaneswar

#010 – Visit Chausathi Yogini (Sixty-Four Yogini) Temple

May 24, 2015

Chausathi Yogini temple, a temple built in 9th Century AD is dedicated to the worship of Feminine Power, Devi Shakti or Shaktism is located in Hirapur, a small village near Bhubaneswar. The ancient, circular, hypaethral (structure with no roof) temple is believed to be built by the queen Hiradevi of Bhrama dynasty. The temple is also […]

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Pathani Samanta Planetarium

#009 – Visit Pathani Samanta Planetarium

April 24, 2015

If you have school going children in your family and you want to take them somewhere for learning along with fun, Pathani Samanta Planetarium is the place to go in Bhubaneswar. The Planetarium is named after famous Odia astrologer “Samanta Chandra Sekhar Mahapatra”, who was popularly known as “Pathani Samanta”. The planetarium was established by Science and […]

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Chaat Preparation, Ramadevi Front, Saheed Nagar

#008 – Taste Mouthwatering Chaat at Ramadevi Front, Saheed Nagar

March 16, 2015

Ramadevi Women’s College area in Saheed Nagar, popularly referred as “RD Front”, is the street food hub of Bhubaneswar. A bunch of Chaat shops serving mouthwatering Bhubaneswar style Chaat located along the college wall keeps attracting people from throughout the city to taste it again and again, year after year. If you are fond of chatpata […]

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Elephant Gate at Godibari

#007 – Visit Deras Dam, Jhumka Dam and Chandaka Dampara Elephant Sanctuary

March 8, 2015

Deras Dam, Jhumka Dam and Chandaka Dampara Elephant Sanctuary are the Eco-Tourism spots near Bhubaneswar. Deras Dam is one of the main water reservoirs inside Chandka Dampara Elephant Sanctuary. Though this was built as a minor irrigation project and few small canal originates from it, this also serves as a water hole for animals in the sanctuary. Rain […]

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Pahala Rasagola

#006 – Taste Pahala Rasagola

February 13, 2015

If you are travelling on Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Road, you must stop at Pahala to taste one of the authentic forms of Odia sweets – ‘Rasagola’. Rasagola is made from small balls of chhena (Indian cottage cheese) and suji (semolina) dough, cooked in light sugar syrup. Rasagola is also spelled and pronounced as Rasagolla in Odia, Rossogolla or Roshogolla […]

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Sun Temple, Konark

#005 – Visit Sun Temple at Konark

January 18, 2015

Sun Temple of Konark, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site is located just 65 KM away from Bhubaneswar. Konark Sun Temple, also known as Black Pagoda, is built in 13th Century AD by King Narasimhadeva I. The temple depicts Chariot of God Sun with 24 wheels and 7 horses. The current principal surviving structure is the […]

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Hathi Gumpha, Udayagiri

#004 – Visit Udayagiri and Khandagiri

November 30, 2014

Udayagiri and Khandagiri hill and caves are reflections of an era when Bhubaneswar was an important center of practice and promotion of “Jainism”. The caves in the twin hill were carved out as residential blocks for Jain monks during the reign of King Kharavela – between 193 BCE to 170 BCE (i.e. 2nd century BCE). Udayagiri has […]

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#003 – Visit Nandankanan

October 24, 2014

Nandankanan Zoological Park is a world class Zoo located near Bhubaneswar. The zoo was established in 1960 and made open to the public in the year 1979. Nandankanan’s animal collection has more than 1580 animals,  which include 634 mammals, 812 birds and 134 reptiles. There are 101 enclosures with 202 sub-enclosures. Some of the enclosures are […]

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Dhauligiri Shanti Stupa

#002 – Visit Dhauligiri

October 11, 2014

Dhauligiri and Daya River Bank is the place of the “Kalinga War” – fought in the year 261 BC. This is the place, where Mauryan emperor the Great Ashoka conquered the Kingdom of Kalinga after winning the massive battle that caused the death of more than 100,000 Kalinga warriors fighting to protect their homeland. The bloodshed had changed […]

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Lingaraj Temple

#001 – Visit Lingaraj Temple

October 2, 2014

Lingaraj Temple is located at the center of Old Bhubaneswar. Lord Lingaraj is an incarnation of Lord Shiva and this ancient temple is dedicated to one of his form – HariHara. The city of Bhubaneswar is named after his concert – “Devi Bhuvaneshvari – Queen Ruler of the Universe” – a representation of Devi Durga. […]

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