Nestled in the lap of Eastern Ghats and fed by the tides of the Bay of Bengal, Odisha (earlier known as Orissa) is a beautiful state with pristine beaches, majestic mountains, dazzling rivers, enchanting waterfalls and a vivid flora & fauna.
Odisha is famous for the temple city Bhubaneswar, Silver city Cuttack , Spiritual city Puri. Odisha is famous for it’s peace loving people and communal harmony. Over 62 distinct tribal groups live in odisha, each one of its own culture and traditions different from the other.
Bhubaneswar, the capital city as the home of over 600 magnificent temples in medieval times, it is called temple city of India, the only city in the world with such a high number of temples.
Konark Sun temple – Long before Taj Mahal, the Konark Sun temple was build in such a audacious architecture, inside sea the breaking architecture even in those era is a testimony to the creativity and craftsmanship of odisha. It has 12 pair of wheels(24 wheels representing 24 hours) which are uniquely designed and has scientific significance. One can calculate the precise time of the day by just looking at the shadow cast by these 8 spokes signifying prahars (3 hour intervals).
Jagannath Temple in Puri of odisha is one among char dham (pilgrimage) that a hindu is expected to make in one’s lifetime. The jagannath temple kitchen is reputed to be largest kitchen inthe world, with 400 cooks working around 200 hearts to feed over 10,000 people each day. 7pots kept one on top of another and cooked on firewood in this process the contents in the top of the get cooked first and then bottom one. The quantity of cooked food inside the temple remains same for the entire year, but that same quantity of prasadam can feed few thousand people and 20 lakh people, still it won’t get wasted.
Best time to visit: November and February
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