The cultural land of Orissa is truly a beauty that words cannot express. Home to four sacred Hindu pilgrimages, this state boasts stunning architecture of both the temples as well the houses which will make you feel even more invited. It is the state with glorious history, inhabited by tribal people, is also known as the soul of India.
Odisha is the place where you can relax on beaches, visit famous temples, and explore the beauty of nature and wildlife. The state houses the world-famous Sun Temple at Konark, the temple looks like it is emerging from the blue sea with the sun in its hands. One must see this view during sunrise or sunset. Jagannath Temple, an important Hindu pilgrimage destination, dedicated to Lord Vishnu consists of 120 Shrines, is located in this region.
The famous Chilika lake, the second largest coastal lagoon in the world has so much to offer. Odisha is home to some beautiful rivers and waterfalls. The state boasts several wildlife sanctuaries and National Parks that offer an incredible experience of Sighting diverse flora and fauna.
Odisha's art and culture, dance and music, fairs, and festivals are a treat for tourists who love to see colors and wish to enjoy life to the fullest. Shopping in Odisha is fun as you will find beautifully hand-crafted items like woven ikat fabrics, Sambalpuri silk fabrics and sarees, Chandra, tussar and lampshades, wooden handicrafts, and a lot more. Make sure you get your hands on the local art and crafts items, you will not only find the authentic ones but also at affordable prices.
Language Spoken - Oriya, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Telugu
Things to do
Admire ancient temples in Bhubaneshwar
Marvel at the Grandeur of Konark Sun Temple
Seek the blessings at Jagannath Temple
Bird Watching at Chilika Lake
Explore rural handicrafts villages at Raghurajpur
Watch Sunset at Chandipur beach
Explore the tribal villages to witness the culture of Odisha
Best time to visit
October to March is the best time to visit Odisha. During these months, the weather is pleasant making it ideal for sightseeing and outdoor activities.