Seat to the Jagannath, Puri is not only a place for pilgrims. Mingling history and religion, Puri is famed for its illustrious Rath Yatra which was highlighted ever since its inception and witnesses a great deal of flocking of devotees and enthusiasts from all over the world.
Puri, or Jagannath Puri, is a coastal city and district headquarters in the state of Orissa in India. Puri is a holy city, being one of the original char dhams, or the four pilgrimage sites of the Hindus. On the coast facing the Bay of Bengal, Puri is a heaven for the tourist who wants to experience rich culture, spirituality, and aesthetics.
Sambalpur was an eminent diamond hub during the ancient times and got its name from the heavenly goddess Sambaleshwari as her shrine Samalai Gudi is also built here, being the central attraction of Sambalpur. This town is also a significant textile district of Odisha and admired worldwide for its tie-and-dye Ikat art which is endearingly named as Sambalpuri. The landscape here is replete of thriving forests and valleys, exclusive waterfalls, exquisite hills, and a unique panoramic charm to it. The Sambalpuri craftwork itself is peerless and noteworthy drawing numerous international visitors to this town. The tribal culture and traditions make it a jewel of Orissa with the quaint vistas that will take your breath away. So, here we are listing the best places to visit in Sambalpur during your travels here and be mesmerized by the profound flora and fauna of this tourist spot plus the opulent culture and artworks to lure your heart away.
A well-known pilgrimage site, Jajpur is a district of Odisha. This place has a number of archaeological ruins as well as monuments of the olden times, when it was the capital of the Kalinga Kingdom. It is a great pilgrimage destination as the district is dotted with a number of temples, each having a different story to tell. Listed below are some of Jajpur’s best places.
Brahmapur is city situated in the Ganjam District of Odisha. Brahmapur is an Odia word which means ‘The Adobe of Brahma, The Creator‘. This city is also called Berhampur which is supposed to be the English translation of ‘Brahmaputra’. The city also goes by the name of the Silk City as it produces incredible and beautiful hand – woven silk. Brahmapur can be called a very religious city as well. The place is replete with temples like Thukurani temple, Jagannath temple and Nilakantheswar Shiva temple. Apart from temples, Berhampur has many museums that ought to interest people keen about the history of the city. Tourists who love shopping will also have a great time exploring the market of the city. Described below are some of the places you must visit if you ever visit Brahmapur.
Surrounded by the hills of the Eastern Ghats, Jeypore is a beautiful destination in the state of Odisha. Its rich history and compelling scenic beauty attracts numerous tourists who indulge in the stories of the bygone past and return with a heart full of tales of their own as well. From those alluring waterfalls to mysterious caves, from lush green landscapes to architectural marvels, this place has a lot to offer. It literally means the ‘City of Victory’ and this list will unravel five of Jeypore’s glorious places.
Orissa is a beautiful state located in the South-Eastern part of the country known for its intricately designed temples and the famous Kuchipudi dance. The South-Eastern state is also home to a range of flora and fauna that are part of numerous wildlife sanctuaries across the state. The state is home to unique sanctuaries such as a lagoon that is also a bird sanctuary as well as a home for turtles that can only be found here. The state is home to a variety of migratory birds that come here for the beautiful mangroves and dense forests that are intertwined in rivers and streams. Let’s look at the top five National Parks or Wildlife sanctuaries of Orissa.
Nalabana Bird Sanctuary is a protected wildlife refuge located in the state of Orissa. Spanning an area of 1555 hectares of dense green forests, Nalabana Bird sanctuary is covered with water reeds. The Sanctuary is essentially one of the small islands inside Chilika Lake, which is connected to the Bay of Bengal towards its east. Chilika Lake is India’s largest brackish water wetland.
Lying on the eastern coastline of India, Paradeep is known for being an important port of the country. Being famous for its pristine beaches and the lush green forest covers make the place a picturesque destination. Paradeep is basically an estuary of the Mahanadi that meets the Mahanadi at the Paradeep Port and merges with the Bay of Bengal eventually bidding adieu to the creeks, beaches, islands and the evergreen forests. Paradeep is a place where one can romance with the nature and hence makes it a perfect place for the couples. People from the nearby metro cities flock here for weekends as the place offers a calm and composure that the place offers. Enlisted here are top five places that are a must visit when in Paradeep.
Being the business hub of Western Orissa, Bargarh is situated towards the western border of the state towards Chhattisgarh. The place was initially a fort and was initially called as the Baghar Kota, as derived from the inscriptions from 11th century AD. Bargarh has also witnessed early Buddhist settlement and have influenced the lifestyle of the people for a short span of time. Bargarh though has few tourist attractions but it is rich in its cultural heritage. Bargarh is famous for the Dhanuyatra that is said to the biggest open theatrical stage and depicts the Krishna Leela. The place is dotted with temples and also has Buddhist monasteries and caves that showcase the settlement of different cultures at different points in time at Bargarh. Enlisted here are top 5 places that are a must visit when in Bargarh.