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About Bhubaneswar

Capital to the Indian state of Odisha, Bhubaneswar is known for its intricate ancient architecture and magnificent temples. Together with Puri and Konark, it forms the Swarna Tribhuja or the Golden Triangle, one of eastern India's most visited destinations. Apart from being a greatly religious city, it is also an emerging IT and educational hub.

Bhubaneswar means Lord of the Universe and rightly so, as the city is lined with temples built thousands of years ago and is always brimming with pilgrims. A perfect blend of history and modernity; this city is a must visit for anyone seeking solace.

While the summer months between April to May are extremely hot, the best time to visit this city would be the pleasant months between October to March.

About Bhubaneswar Airport

Biju Patnaik International Airport also known as the Bhubaneswar Airport, serves the city of Bhubaneswar and is the only international airport in the state. Named after the former chief minister of Odisha, Biju Patnaik, a famed aviator and freedom fighter, this airport consists of two terminals. While Terminal 1 caters to all domestic flights, Terminal 2 supports international operations. Bhubaneswar Airport was ranked the 14th busiest airport in India.

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1. Lingaraj Temple

An ancient shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva, this is the largest temple in the city. An ode to Orissa style of architecture, this temple was built in the 17th century by King Jajati Keshari. The Shivalingam here is 8 inches high and is 8 feet in diameter as well. It observes thousands of devotees every day with the number rising massively during the festival of Shivratri.

2. Hirakud Dam

The Hirakud Dam is one of the longest man-made dam in the world built in the year 1956. Built along the Mahanadi River, it is a popular attraction amongst tourists. You will also be able to spot a large flock of birds at the Hirakud Reservoir. A haven for nature lovers, one can enjoy the peaceful surroundings marked with lush greenery.

3. ISKCON Temple

Built by the ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness), this temple is dedicated to Lord Jagannath. Legend says that Lord Jagannath took shelter in the temple making it a highly religious site visited by devotees.

 

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Immerse yourself in the rich culture and heritage in the city of temples. Apart from the mentioned places, the Parasurameswara Temple and Rajarani Temple also offer religious abode. While in Bhubaneswar, don’t miss a trip to the Bindu Sarovara – a water tank believed to be sacred by Hindus.