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Top tourist places in Odisha

Odisha, the land of rich history with culture, tradition, and heritage located in the eastern part of India. Odisha is blessed with diverse attractions such as natural beauty historical monuments, world-famous architecture, temples, and exotic wildlife. The state satisfies the wish to witness a pilgrimage place, forest tourism, a destination for couples.

Here is a list of best tourist places of incridable Odisha

Bhubaneswar-The city of Beautiful Architecture

Bhubaneswar, the capital of Odisha, is an important trade center and religious hub in India’s North East. Also called the Temple City.  Bhubaneswar holds a unique position within Indian cities by virtue of its ability to seamlessly integrating its rich cultural heritage with a strong regional economic base. It forms the Swarna tribhuja with two other Odisha cities, Puri and Konark. The City has the attraction from Monuments of Ancient history, breathtaking temple Architecture and Buddhist sites, Art & Craft Villages, Museums, Zoological Parks. Biju Patnaik International Airport connects the city with the rest of the country by air and Bhubaneswar Railway Station is the main railhead connecting the city with several Indian cities. 

 Attraction Points

 Dhauli Hills, Udayagiri & Khandagiri caves, Ratnagiri Buddhist Excavations, Nandan Kanan Zoological Park, Satkosia Tiger Reserve, and temples of  Lingaraj, Rajarani, Mukteswar, Brahmeswara, & Parasurameswara, Bindu Sarovara,  Chandaka-Dampara Reserve Forest (Elephant Sanctuary), Bharatpur Reserve Forest (Bird Sanctuary).

PURI Jagannath Temple

The Abode of Lord Jagannath or Purusottama Dham Puri is known as one of the most famous pilgrimage places in the World with all its beautiful and pleasant sights. People believe the will got Mokshya after Jagannath Darsan. People get New and unstoppable surprises in every step of their journey when they got know about the facts and structure of the Temple, the magical methods of the cook of 56 Bhoga( Mahaprasad), and many other things. The Puri sea beach is a major attraction with its fantastic sea face view and golden sand, the water is a bit rough. Puri beach considered one of the safest beaches in the world. People enjoy a leisurely bath and experience a camel ride and horse ride on the beach. It gives a highly pleasurable experience for Couples also.

Attraction Points

Sree Jagannath Puri temple, Golden beach of Puri, Temple of Mausi maa, Gundicha, Alarnatha, Sree lokanatha, Sunara Gouranga, Chakra tirtha, Puri Konark Marine Drive, Pipili( the heritage craft Village), Raghuraj pur( The Odisha Craft Village), Satapada( Famous for Dolphins).

Sun Temple- Konark

Konark stands as a classic example of Hindu temple architecture, complete with a colossal structure, sculptures, and artwork on myriad themes.

On the shores of the Bay of Bengal, bathed in the rays of the rising sun, the temple at Konarak is a monumental representation of the sun god Surya’s chariot; its 24 wheels are decorated with symbolic designs and it is led by a team of six horses. Built-in the 13th century, The temple is a World Heritage Site and now mostly in ruins, and a collection of its sculptures is housed in the Sun Temple Museum.

Attraction Points

Konark temple, Chandrabhaga Beach, Sun Temple Museum, Puri Konark Marine Drive, Rama Chandi, Baliharchandi.


Chilika– The Largest brackish water lake in Asia occupied an area of 1100 is another attraction of Odisha. Located 44 km away from Puri. The lake is the largest coastal lagoon in India and also the second-largest saltwater lagoon in the World. The Ecosystem of the Lake supports the Bird sanctuary. In winter Chilika becomes the home for the Migrant birds.

Birds came here from the Caspian Sea, Lake Baikal, the Aral Sea, and other remote parts of Russia, Kirghiz steppes of Mongolia, Central and Southeast Asia, Ladakh, and the Himalayas. White-bellied sea eagles, Graylag Geese, Purple Moorhen, Jacana, Herons, and Flamingos are among the many species which make the lake a bird watcher’s delight. Chilika is home to one of the world’s largest breeding colonies of Flamingos. Irrawaddy dolphins Blackbuck, Golden Jackals, Spotted Deer, and Hyenas also seen here. Chilika is the best tourist place in Odisha during Winter.

Attraction Points

Satapada, Kalijai, Nalabana, Honeymoon Island, Beacon Island, Birds Island, Breakfast Island, Mangalajodi.

Jiranga Monastry- Mini Tibet Of Odisha

The largest Buddhist monastery in Eastern India is located in Chandragiri, Gajapati district, Odisha state. The monastery inaugurated by the Tibetan guru Dalai Lama in 2010. It is a residence-cum-college for budding Buddhist monks who come from all over India to study. The Gajapati District itself gives an experience jungle view. Both Sites of the road decorated with Corn Farms and with Different types of Plants. It feels like Mother Nature gave an extra effort to create the place with the piece. There is a Hilly Area surrounded by dense forest where you will find the settlement of Tibetians. and they called it “ Phuntsokling” which means the land of Happiness.

When you Entered the Monastry you can find the walls, the colors, and the Paintings express some characters and Knowledge.  The Monestry has three large Idols of Goutam Buddha. The Avalokiteswara statue in a sitting position at Mahedragad is another attraction in the Monastery.  This place is one of the Hidden tourist places in Odisha.

Attraction Points

Jiranga Monastry,  Mahendragiri, Gandahati Waterfall, MankodaDiya Waterfall, B.N Palace.

Daringbadi Hill Station

Daringbadi is a pleasant surprise for the Tourist. The small hill station is known as Kasmir of Odisha. Daringbadi located in the Kandhamal district of Odisha offers a blend of panoramic green valleys, coffee estates, dense pine forests, and plenty of places to visit. The place becomes the go-to place for locals and travelers alike to spend their days relaxing amidst its tranquil beauty. Daringbadi is the best tourist place in Odisha during Winter.

Attraction Points

 The major attractions are Midubanda and Badangia Waterfalls, Hill View Park, Doluri river, Butterfly Garden, Kotgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, black pepper, and turmeric plantations, and Rushikulya river. Belghar Sanctuary, Tou can find a number of rare and endangered species of flora and fauna and is inhabited by Dogria Khond – the most primitive tribe of India – also known as the Nakate tribe of the mountains.

The nearest airport from Daringbadi is at Bhubaneswar at a distance of about 245 kilometers. A direct Cab can take 6 hours of time to reach Daringbadi

Bhitarkanika Mangroves

BhitarKanika is the only rainforest in Odisha covering an area of 650 km in the Bramhani and Bhaitarani river deltas. It gives an awesome experience to Forest Adventures. Local people call it mini Amazon and it’s perfectly right. Bhiarakanika is one of the few places in India to have all three types of Crocodiles, Saltwater crocodile, freshwater crocodile, alligators.  People have to book a boat for the journey. During the boat ride, one can visit the Kanika temple, museum( where skeletons of Crocodiles were stored),  Mangroove forests, crocodiles, Kingfishers, wild boar, pink-red crabs, dears, monkeys, iguana lizards, etc.

 For the Bhitarakanika trip, One can book Bus from Cuttack to Chandabali or else can book tickets through OTDC. OTDC organizes weekend day trips from Bhubaneswar. For staying   Inside the Sanctuary there are many nature camps for the tourists.


 One can also visit wildlife parks here to enjoy the beauty of nature that Sambalpur has in plenty. The world-famous Hirakud Dam is the main attraction. The city feels proud to describe the history to give birth to the number of freedom fighters against the British Government Sambalpur has a flourishing tribal life with exclusive exquisite folk songs-dances and culture. Sambalpur is the best tourist place in western Odisha.

Attraction Points- Budharaja Temple, Ghanteshwari Temple, Hirakud Dam, Huma Leaning Temple, Nrusimhanath, Pradhanpat Waterfalls.  Samaleswari Temple, Leaning Temple of Huma, Debrigadh Wildlife Sanctuary, Ushakothi Wildlife Sanctuary.

Cuttack- The vintage city

The business capital of Odisha which hosts many trading and business houses in and around the city. The city is also known as the silver city because of its famous silver work. The city is known for many ancient pilgrim centers, forts, museums, lakes, and islands.  Most of the time the city looks crowded for its cultural activities and plays host to a variety of festivals like the Baliyatra, which commemorates the ancient trade links the countries like Java, Bali, and Sumatra, Durga Puja, and the Kite Festival which is held in the month of January. 

Attraction Points-  Fort of Barabati, Ansupa Lake, Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary, Mahanadi Barrage, Chandi Temple.

Rourkela-Steel City

The Steel City of Odisha Surrounded by hills and rivers Falling in the Sundergarh district of Odisha. Rourkela is one of the first cities of the country to become commercialized for steel production. Rourkela has also been blessed with a variety of relief features and natural tourist destinations.

Attraction Points-Hanuman Vatika, Vedavyas Temple, Khandadhar falls, Vaishnodebi Temple.

Berhampur- The Silk City

Berhampur is one of the Biggest cities of Odisha holds the attention of its culture, Beaches,  handloom clothes, jewelry shops, and its beautifully designed silk sarees. Berhampur located under the province of Ganjam district and lies at a distance of 166 km from Bhubaneswar.

Attraction Points- Gopalpur Beach, Tara Tarini Temple, The Sri Abhiram Paramahansa Temple, Upper Bagh Devi Temple, Neelakanteshwara Temple, Venkateswara Temple, Kalki Bhagavan Temple.