Best places to explore in Odisha when you visit
Odisha, the land of the east, is full of many treasures and exquisite places to visit. Apart from the major cities of Bhubaneswar, Puri and Cuttack, there are other towns where you can find handlooms, art and sculpture to explore. When staying at the best Hotel in Odisha, you can go to any part of Odisha and explore the places and culture of the state. You can find the best places to see in Odisha enlisted below. Here are the best places to see Odisha when you are staying at Empires Bhubaneswar.
The city of Bhubaneswar is also a great place to start your exploration of the state. The smart city of Bhubaneswar is equal parts modern and ancient with its temples and sprawling roads. Empires Bhubaneswar is the best hotel in Bhubaneswar, located at the heart of the city and which will help you reach different places of Bhubaneswar with ease.
Many temples built from sandstone are dotted around Bindu Sagar Lake in the old city, including the 11th-century Hindu Lingaraja Temple. Outside Rajarani Temple are sculpted figures of the guardians of the 8 cardinal and ordinal directions.
The city of Puri is a beautiful beachside region to visit for religious purposes and tourism. The sprawling beaches and the beautiful culture of Puri are enough to lure you for days. The city of Puri is known for its food, its handicrafts and its festivals. If you are in the city of Puri during the Rath Yatra festival, you will be extremely lucky. Staying at the best hotel in Puri, you can visit the places in Puri with ease.
Also Puri is famous for the world famous Jagannath Temple & Longest Golden Beach. It is one of the Dhamas (Holiest of the holy place) out of four Dhamas i.e. Puri, Dwarika, Badrinath & Rameswar, in India. Lord Jagannath, Devi Subhadra and elder brother Balabhadra are being worshipped in Puri (The Purusottama Kshetra).
The Sun temple of Konark is a one-of-a-kind landmark that is synonymous with the reputation of Odisha as a tourist hub. Konark is a beautiful remnant of the architecture in Odisha that is distinct and magnificent. When staying at Empires Puri or Empires Bhubaneswar, you can visit the Sun temple very easily.
Unlike Puri beaches, Konark beaches are very much quiet and considered as one of the finest beaches of the world. Puri to Konark distance is only 35 kms and the beaches of these two cities are named as “lovers Paradise”. The sun rise and sun set views are worth visiting in this place.
Surya has been a popular deity in India since the Vedic period . Konark is one of the well known tourist attractions of Odisha. Konark, Konark houses a colossal temple dedicated to the Sun God.
Cuttack is also a modern yet ancient city with its bridges, river banks, and its Barabati fort. The city is well known for tarakasi silver work, which is unique to Odisha. Whether you are in the city for food or to explore the historic streets, the old capital of Odisha will enchant you. You can even visit the city during the famous Bali yatra or the Cuttack Dussehra. Cuttack is also the birthplace of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
Also, Cuttack is famous for its different types of food. Rice is the staple item in traditional cuisine and one will find both vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies here. Among the local favorites are Dahi Vada, Ghuguni, Chaat, Alu Dum, Bhindi Bhaja, Aalu Palak, Jeera Pakhala, Saag, Prawn malai Curry, Crab Kalia, Fish curry, and more.
The city of Berhampur is the silk city of Odisha and is well known for its handlooms and fabric. Berhampur is known for its pickles, wafers and fabrics that are rich and beautifully decorated. Berhampur is a lively city that has many landmarks and also a great food that you can explore if you are interested in local cuisine. The city also has a beautiful beach in the Gopalpur area, where you can go for long beach walks and great seafood.
There are many other places in Odisha that will soothe your travel nerves. The sublime and serene places of Odisha will keep you engaged and entertained. The places of Odisha represent its rich culture and history that are open to tourists and explorers.