Bhubaneswar is probably the only city that enables an authentic overview of the stages
of development of Hindu temple architecture. It is the place where temple building
activities of Orissan style flowered from its very inception to its fullest culmination
extending over a period of one thousand years. The capital city of Modern state Odisha
(Orissa) and the ancient kingdom of Kalinga, Bhubaneswar is known as the Temple City of India.
Among the finest of its 6k00 temples is the Lingaraj Temple of Lord Shiva built in 11 the
century. It is also the biggest temple in Bhubaneswar.

Important Tourist Attraction at Bhubaneswar:
  • Lingaraj Temple (11 th Century A D)
  • Rajarani Temple (11 th Century A D)
  • Muteswar Temple (10 th Century A D)
  • Parasurameswar Temple (7 th Century A D)
  • Bhrameswar Temple (11 th Century A D)
  • Anant Vasudev Temple (12 th Century A D)
  • Rock Cut jain Caves at Khandagiri & Udaygiri (2 nd Century B C)
  • Ashokan Rock Edicts at Dhauli (3 rd century B C)
  • 64 Yogini Temple at Heerapur
  • Orissa State Museum
  • Tribal Museum
  • Handi Craft Museum
Other Tourist Attraction in & around Bhubaneswar:
  • Nandankanan Zoo
  • Botanical Garden
  • Barabati Fort & Filgree work
  • Kenduli (Birth Place ofk Jaydev)
  • Sisupalgarh
  • Atri ( Sulphur Spring)
  • Pipili Applique works
  • Budhanath Temple
Important Festivals to See at Bhubaneswar:

Maha Shivratri (February-March), Ashokastami Car Festival (April), Khandagiri
Festival (February-March), Ekamra Utsav, Adivasi Mela (Tribal Festival in January)