Places to visit in Bhubaneswar

Regional Plant Resource Centre (RPRC), Ekamra Kanan, Bhubaneswar

#013 – Visit Ekamra Kanan Park – The Regional Plant Resource Centre

February 7, 2016

Established in 1985, spread over more than 500 acres of land, Ekamra Kanan is the biggest botanical garden and park in Bhubaneswar. Ekamra Kanan is part of Regional Plant Resource Centre (RPRC – http://www.rprcbbsr.com/) which is a research organization of Govt. of Odisha working on the conservation of plant biodiversity. The Ekamra Kanan park is […]

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Tribal Museum Entrance Gate, CRP Square

#012 – Visit Tribal Museum, The Museum of Tribal Arts and Artifacts

November 8, 2015

The Tribal Museum (Museum of Tribal Arts and Artifacts) of Bhubaneswar is home to a rich collection of artifacts, crafts and art objects belonging to different tribes (Adivasis) living in several parts of the state of Odisha. The museum exhibits dresses and ornaments, hunting and agricultural implements, weapons, personal belongings, photographs, arts of the tribes like […]

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Maharaja Hall, Bhubaneswar

#011 – Movie Theaters in Bhubaneswar – Maharaja, Keshari, Sriya-Swati-Stutee, INOX Multiplex

September 27, 2015

Movie lovers in Bhubaneswar have ample options to choose the right movie theater for best movie viewing experience. The city has one three-screen multiplex built by INOX and seven traditional single-screen theaters. The single screen movie theaters in Bhubaneswar are – Maharaja Hall, Keshari Talkies, Sriya, Swati and Stutee hall located in a single cine complex, Ravi Talkies and Ekamra Talkies. […]

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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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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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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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