Bhubaneswar – The temple city of India is a capital of Odisha and it is the most developed and popular city of Odisha. Odisha has untold tourist places. Puri is one of the central attraction points for the tourists. It is well known for the Jagannath Tirth Dham – Jagannath Puri Mandir and for the beach.

If you are in Bhubaneswar then you can visit these top 5 places which are nearby it:

 

1) Shree Jagannath Temple – Puri Mandir

||Jagannath Swami Nayana Patha Gami Bhaba Tame||

Jay Jagannath!!

 

Shree Jagannath Temple situated in Puri a holy city of Odisha. It is one of the Char Dham (four divine sites). It is the Pride of puri as well as Odisha. It contains approximately 120 temples inside the Puri Temple. It is famous for everything, it’s history, rath yatra, Nila chakra, Singhaduara and also for all the minor temples and mandap. The Maha Prasad ( offertory  ) is one of the secrets of Puri Temple. It is the belief that it’s the fortune to visit Puri Mandir ( Kalia ra Dori lagiba ta hele hi jai pariba *in odia language ).

 

2)  Puri Beach

Puri Beach is the beach which is in the Puri, Odisha. This is the second most attraction point then Jagannath Mandir. It is very famous for its clear water. It is on the shore of Bay of Bangle. Lifeguards present all over the beach and they secure it very well. In India, it is one of the cleanest beaches.

Opening Timing: All time opened

Address: Puri, Odisha, India

Transportation: All mode of transportation available from the nearby.

Nearby Hotels: There are lots of hotels present just nearby the beach with the different variety.

 

3) Dhauligiri – Shanti Stupa

Dhauli Giri is situated at the Dhauli Hills which is at the bank of river Daya. It is approximately 8 KM from the Bhubaneswar. Due to it’s Shanti stupa it is very famous and one of the attraction point in the Odisha.

There is a lot of Buddhist sculpture present which are well maintained. The architecture of the Stupa and the sculptures around it is one of the symbolization of peace.

Behind Dhauli stupa there is a Shiv Mandir is present which is from the ancient time.

Opening Timing: All time opened

Transportation: You can get the auto rickshaw or taxi from the top of the hill.

Nearby Hotels: It is suggested to either book a hotel in Bhubaneswar or in Puri. As Dhauligiri is in the top of the hill, there are no hotels present in nearby it.

 

4) Konark – The Sun Temple

The Konark temple is the temple of the Surya dev, the sun temple. It is famous for it architecture and its history. There is no idol present in the temple and the gates to go inside the temples are also closed. So nobody can go inside the temple but it is very beautiful from its outside that makes this place one of the attraction points in Odisha.

Opening Timing: 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Address: Konark, Odisha

Transportation: You can get the bus or auto-rickshaw from the outside of Konark temple for both Bhubaneswar and for Puri.

Nearby Hotels: There are very few hotels which are nearby the Konark temple. But it is more preferable to stay on the hotel either Puri or Bhubaneswar and both the city are nearer to the Konark temple.

 

5) Nandankanan – zoological park

The Nandankanan zoological park was started in 1960. The zoo is surrounded by 362.1 ha. ( 3.62 Sq. Km ) it includes Kanjia lake of 66.1 ha.

According to the annual report 2016 – 2017 of Nandan Kanan, following are the information.

 

 

No. of animal House 210 nos. (covered – 116, open moated – 94)
Zoo timing For visitors 07:30 am. to 05:30 pm (April – September)

08:00 am. to 05:00 pm (October-March)

Zoo holiday Every Monday

 

Address: Nandankanan Zoological Park, Bhubaneswar-754005, Odisha, India

Transportation: All mode of transportation available from the nearby.

Nearby Hotels: There are lots of hotels present just nearby the beach with the different variety

Website Link: https://www.nandankanan.org/

City of the temple – Bhubaneswar, is the pride of Odisha. If you are in Bhubaneswar you can explore the city and the nearby cities which are Puri and Cuttack. The Puri Mandir, Beach, Temples at the top of the hills, rivers. Odisha is having everything which going to attract you and this article is just a sample. 

*Source of the Pictures: Google and http://www.holidayiq.com/destinations/konark/photos.html