Smartest City of Our Country: Capital City Bhubaneswar

In year 2016 Bhubaneswar is declared as the smartest city of our country. The capital city of Odisha is famous for temples; several of them are famous for the architecture. It is the largest city in Odisha. It is an emerging information technology and education hub, Bhubaneswar is one of the country’s fastest-developing cities.

Bhubaneswar is mostly preferred by couples and families to visit. The best time to visit is October to February. Local attractions can be visited any time of the day. Travelers need to stay 2-3 days to visit the whole city. Bhubaneswar is known as MANDIRA MALINI city of Odisha.

Along with the old town, in ancient days the region of Bhubaneswar was known as depicted as Ekamra Kshetra. Bhubaneswar is located in Khordha district of Odisha. It is in the eastern coastal plains, along the axis of the Eastern Ghats Mountains. It lies southwest of the Mahanadi River that forms the northern boundary of Bhubaneswar metropolitan area, within its delta.

Famous Places in the City to Roam Around

Lingaraj temple is devoted to the Hindu god Harihara a form of Shiva and Vishnu. It is the biggest temple in the city.

Nandankanan Zoo is located in the Chandaka Forest. It is a garden of Pleasure and beauty of natural forest.

Dhauki Giri Shanti Stupa situated on the opposite of the Dhauli hill and by the river Daya is a famous Buddhist tourist destination.

Iskon temple has deities of Radha and Krishna. Devotes worship Love God Lord Krishna here.

Ram mandir is a place of Lord Ram, Lakshman and Sita. The temple is present in the heart of the city.

Nicco Park is an amusement park present in the city.

Mukteswara temple is a gem of Odishan architecture. This temple has diamond shaped latticed windows, decorated interiors and large number of carvings.

Pathani Samanta Planetarium is a great place to learn about space; for children as well as adults.

Other Place of Attraction to Visit Near to Bhubaneswar

Sun temple of Konark: It is counted among 7 wonders of India. The temple is located near the river Chandrabhaga. The temple was built in the shape of chariot.

Chilika Lake: Chilka Lake is Asia’s largest salted water lake located in Orissa, India and also known as Chilka Lake Bird Sanctuary.

Puri is a city in Odisha famous for Lord Jagannath temple. It is one of the char dham pilgrimage site for Hindus.  The other major attraction here is the beach.

How to reach?

By Air– One Can take flight to Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar.

By Train– The nearest railway stations is at Bhubaneswar railway station. It located at the heart of the city.

By Road– Many buses go to Bhubaneswar from different parts of the country.

Best Time to Visit

One can visit Bhubaneswar in the month of August to March.