Bhubaneshwar is the capital city of Orissa, popularly known as the 'Temple City of India.' Hundreds of temples are located in and around this city, and hence the city is renowned as a pilgrimage destination. Museums, caves, lakes and temples, along with great shopping options constitute Bhubaneshwar travel. Bhubaneshwar is one of the three important destinations of the Golden Triangle; other two are in Puri and Konark. The convenient transportation and accommodation facilities make Bhubaneshwar travel memorable for visitors. One can reach Bhubaneshwar using any of the three modes of transportation, namely rail, road or air.
The airport is about four km from the main town. The city is linked to other major cities like Delhi, Chennai, Varanasi, Kolkata, Vishakhapatnam and Nagpur by air routes. The railway station is located in the center of the city, making rail transport very convenient. Bhubaneshwar is well connected to other cities such as Guwahati, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bangalore and Ahmedabad by fast and super fast trains. National highways also connect this capital city to the other cities all over India. Travel in and around this city is quite easy, using local transport facility. Local transport is provided by the taxis, buses, cycle rickshaws and autos. The city should be ideally visited for tourism during the period of October to March. The city of Bhubaneshwar has various big temples situated in and around the city. The most famous temple is the Lingaraj Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Rajarani Temple, constructed with red and old sandstone, is another popular temple. Vaital Deul Temple is dedicated to Chaumnda Devi, the avatar of Goddess Durga. Mukteshwar Temple is another temple dedicated to Lord Shiva; it is popularly known as the 'Gem of Orissa Architecture.' Bhubaneshwar travel includes tours of all these famous temples.
Museums, caves and lakes are several other features of the city, which attract tourists to Bhubaneshwar. Bindusagar Lake is a famous lake of Bhubaneshwar. It is close to Lingaraj Temple, and a popular picnic spot of Bhubaneshwar. The famous caves of Udaygiri and Khandagiri are well known caves, dating back to the ancient times. Nandankanan National Park is about 20 km from Bhubaneshwar. It is the amalgamation of the botanical garden and zoological park. The three museums included in the Bhubaneshwar travel are the Orissa State Museum, the Handicrafts Museum and the Tribal Museum.
One can purchase many different types of items from Bhubaneshwar markets, which are the specialty of the city. The fabrics like Ikat fabrics, Chandua (appliqué worked fabric), Sambalpuri silk, Tussar silk and cotton found by Bhubaneshwar markets are very famous. Silver filigree work or Tarakashi is a well-known artwork produced here. The wide range of wooden and metal products, paintings, idols and bamboo works, are also found in the markets of Bhubaneshwar.
With all these myriad attractions, one can always cherish his memories of Bhubaneshwar travel for years to come.
Last Updated On: 2011/07/14