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Places of Interest in Khurda:

Atri : It is situated in the village Baghamari, at the distance of 42 km from Bhubaneswar and is famous for sulphur-water Spring and a temple dedicated to Lord Hatakeswara.

Mukteswar Temple:one of the finest expression of Kalinga  ArchitectureBhubaneswar : It is the Capital city of Orissa and the ancient Kingdom of Kalinga. Bhubaneswar, popularly known as the temple city of India due to its large number of ancient temples (most notably Lingaraj Temple, KhandaGiri, Kedar Gouri, Ram Mandir ,Mukteswar temple ).It also features attractions like: State Museum, Bindusagar tank, Rabindra Mandap, Raj Bhavan, Legislative Assembly, Nandankanan, a number of parks & gardens and is the shopping center of Orissa.

Barunei : This temple is situated on the famous Barunei hill. It is at a distance of 32 km from Bhubaneswar. Goddess Barunei is the famous deity of Khurda. A beautiful stream flowing from the mountain known as Swarna Ganga doubles the beauty of this place.This place is among one of the most significant historic places of Orissa.

Sunrise in Chilka Lake of orissaChilika : Situated at a distance of 100 km from the state capital Bhubaneswar, Chilika (or Chilka) lake is the largest lake of the country and is famous worldwide as a ‘Bird Sanctuary’The lake is surrounded with scenic beauty of nature and is visited every year by many migratory birds visit Chilika mostly in the month of Winter. There are numerous islands inside the lake and one such picturesque island is Kalijai, which hosts 'Kalijai Temple', an important place of worship for the surrounding population.

Dhauligiri Temple of Bhubaneswar:One of the important Buddhist shrine in IndiaDhauligiri : It is situated at a distance of 15 km from Bhubaneswar. The rock edict of Dhauli bears the early history of Kalinga and this rock edict was engraved by Emperor Ashoka.

Lingaraj Temple : Lingaraj temple is the largest and most famous Lord Shiva temple in Orissa. A couple of other temples exist there around it.

Khandagiri caves of BhubaneswarKhandagiri and Udayagiri : These twin hills are situated in Bhubaneswar. There are 117 caves in these twin hills. The Rani Gumpha is the largest cave in the Udaygiri hill. Another famous cave called the Hati Gumpha which contains inscription by King Kharavela. These caves contain a Barabhuja temple and a Jain temple.


Kaipadar : Kaipadar is situated at a distance of 15 km from Khurda and is the meeting place for Hindus and Muslims for centuries.This place contains a beautiful mosque that attracts the attention of tourists.

White Tigers at the Nandan Kanan ZooNandankanan zoo : Situated at a distance of 20 km from Bhubaneswar,nandan kanan is a Zoo that is famous for the unique white tigers that are bred here.It also hosts a lion safari,a botanical garden and a natural lake within its precincts.

Deras & Jhumka : Two picnic spots situated at a distance of 15 km from Bhubaneswar. Deras and Jhumka are two dams surrounded by dense forest.

Shishupalgarh : Situated at a distance of 13 km from Bhubaneswar. The ruined fort Shishupalgarh and ancient capital of Kalinga named Toshali were discovered here by the Archeological Survey of India.

Shikhar Chandi temple of Bhubaneswar is famous for its serene environmentShikhar Chandi : It is situated at a distance of 15 km from Bhubaneswar towards Nandankanan. A temple dedicated to Goddess Chandi on the hill top and the scenic beauty is the main attraction of this place.

Golabai : Golabai Sasan is known mostly from its medieval temple architecture. This settlement site is located on the left bank of the Mandakini (locally Mallaguni) river, near the Chilka lake. Trial excavations in 1991 showed a succession of Chalcolithic and Iron Age assemblages, presumably dating to the 2nd and 1st millennia BC.The pottery as dull red and grey wares. Ground lithics bring to mind those of East and South-east Asia. This site and Sankarjang are the main sites in Orissa which represent this time.

 

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