Travel Guide

Sikkim the place with stunning cities for tourism boasts one of the stupendous city and its capital Gangtok. Among many beautiful cities of North-East India, Gangtok is one of the best place to visit. Surrounded by the Himalayan range the place is all time holiday spot as the weather here is mild throughout. The city is located at a height of approx. 5400 meters and lies in the eastern side of the Himalayan range. The city houses many people from different culture ethnicity like Bhutia, Nepali and Lepchas.

Lepchas are the natives while the other two are the immigrants. Mahatma Gandhi road lies in the center of the city and it has been converted into the paved walkaway and the place has been declared as the no vehicle zone, no litter zone and smoke free zone. There are many shops, bars and restaurants on both sides of the amble. One can spent time here sitting and enjoy watching the surroundings. Overall the city has developed quite good and a place to visit during leisure.

Tsomgo Lake

Tsomgo lake or Changu Lake is a lake formed from glaciers and is at an elevation of about 12000 fts. 35 kms from Gangtok the Lake is very attractive as the lights reflect on water from hills and make it look beautiful. The route was quite steep and some parts of the route were too dangerous such as the route below Karponang when the route was used for the trade between India and China before 1962. Though the routes are well developed but during the bad weather it is still dangerous. The lake is oval in shape and around 1 km long with a depth of 50 feet. You an see the alpine vegetation and primula flowers during autumn and summers while during winters the lake is frozen. There is a small temple of Lord Shiva on the banks of lake where native people offer prayers and believe temple to be sacred hence no littering is allowed in the adjoining areas. Some distance away from the lake you can find some stalls and shops where you can get a refreshment. These stalls also provide jackets, gumboots etc. but you cannot find any lodging accommodation, so do plan your travel accordingly and yes do not forget to get a permit for photography. The permit would be available from Sikkim Tourist Information Centre at MG Marg or you can request to arrange the permit from the hotel management where you are staying.

Saramsa Garden

Located near Ranipool and around 15 kms from Gangtok the place is to be quite romantic due to the visit of couples in huge number. The place is often used for picnic and leisure. In the early time the place was used for growing fruits but the practice was discontinued in 1940. Afterwards the place was introduced with medicinal plantation but due to non viable situation this practice was also discontinued in 1970. Then the authorities came up with the idea to plant flowers which also included some species of orchid. The plants that are blossomed today are since 1975 and the place also boasts a large nursery inside. There is a convention center present in the garden that has a capacity of 500 people where one can arrange any function or a meeting. Entrance holds a nursery followed by a convention center and just opposite to it there is a garden that is made in various forms and shapes with the help of hedging plants. At the end of the gate there is a mini pool, beside that you can relax on the benches in peace under the shade of canopy trees. The place is full of leafage and it is so dense that just a ray of sunlight could be seen.One can spend time here in the beauty of nature with no hustle and bustle.

Ganesh Tok

Temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha is located at an elevation of 6500 feet. Apart from offering prayers at the temple the place is also visited for viewing the serene beauty of the nature. The temple is small in size and the view point of the temple captures the Rolling hill, Kanchanjunga mountains and the Gangtok town. Upper level of the temple can be reached by climbing the staircase but you will have to take your shoes off. Down the stairs you can find a complex where you can have snacks and take rest for a while.

Tashi View Point 

The view point is located 8 kms from gangtok in the Tashi. The speciality of the view point is the sunrise that is awesome, as the sun rises the mountain changes its colors but you will have to reach this place very early around 5AM. The circular viewing points accommodate 15-20 people only at once. The monasteries Phodong, Labrang can be seen on the opposite mountains. By paying a mere amount of ₹10 the closer view of the mountains can be seen through the binoculars and telescope available there. You can rest here and get some refreshment at shed cum shops that offer some tea, coffee, snacks etc.

Hanuman Tok

Tok or temple of Lord Hanuman is located at a 7200 feet elevation and 11 km from Gangtok. Similar to Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok is mainly visited not only for offering prayers but also to get the panoramic view of the serene beauty of the Kanchenjunga range. The best view of Kanchenjunga are observed from Hanuman Tok. There are benches installed in between the parking lot and temple. Bells are hanged from above and produces renosance when rung. There are audio appliances that play religious songs and prayers and you can offer prayers and get the divine feeling in the temple. It is believed that while carrying Sanjeevani Parvat from Lanka, Lord Hanuman took rest here for some moment and since then the place is served as Hanuman Tok. The temple is also known as wish fulfilling temple. Beside the temple there is a temple of Saibaba where devotees visit and offer prayers. There is also the cremation ground of Royal Family of Sikkim. Several stupas and tombs can also be seen here.

Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

Baba Mandir is a distinguished sightseeing place of Sikkim. This “mandir” or shrine is dedicated to “Baba” Harbhajan Singh, who was a soldier of the Indian Army. He died near the Nathula Pass in eastern Sikkim, India. Two shrines have been built to show reverence to Baba Harbhajan Singh. The old one has been built at the site of the bunker, where Baba Harbhajan was posted during his tenure in the Indian Army. The new one has been built at close proximity from Changu Lake.

Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary

Boasting the various species of flora and fauna the sanctuary is surrounded by Tsomgo Lake. The place is padded with Rhododendron and dense bamboo. The place is located near Gangtok-Nathula highway, 31 km towards East Sikkim. Mountains covered with snow showcases the serene beauty of the nature. Some species of flora that are found here are Rhododendron, juniper, orchid, wild strawberries, gentians, silver fin, poppies, rare panax and primulasm. There are medicinal plants too like nilo bikh, kutki, polygonum and jatamasi. Species of fauna that are present are serow, black bear, leopard, goral, satyr tragopan, hinalayan marmot, musk deer, tibetian fox, kestrel, red panda, langur, blood pheasant, fire tailed sunbirds, black winged kite, griffon vulture, brown headed gull and lamnergeier. Some places around sanctuary that can be explored are phurchachu hot springs, do-drul chorten stupa, yumthang valley, mangal dham rumtek monastry etc.

Nathula Pass

Nathula Pass is located 52 kms from Gangtok and at an elevation of approx.14000 feet. The place was used for the trade of gold, silk and many other items from India to Tibet and vice-versa. The place was closed for trade after India-China war. The place is fenced as Indo-China border and soldiers of both the countries can be seen guarding at the border. Once former prime minister Jawahar Lal Nehru visited here in 1958 and his visit has been engraved on a stone here that memorizes that event. There is a memorial that has been built for Indian soldiers who were martyred during the war. In July 2006 the old silk route was opened again but allows only limited trade between India and Tibet. The products that are for trade here includes silk broades, clothes, yak tail and hair etc. that too is limited to border only. Some interesting places that you can find nearby are India’s highest altitude internet cafe at Sherathang which also has a well developed market. Place named Kupup that is most of the time covered with clouds. Kupup also has the golf course that is at highest altitude in India. World’s highest altitude ATM is located at Thegu. The ATM is operated with a generator that contains a special fuel that has a very high freezing point. It is highly recommended that people suffering from breathing problem should carry special measures and visit the place with doctors' advise only. Oxygen cylinders are available at medical shops as the oxygen level is low at the place. Nathula pass is a protected area and no foreigners are allowed here. Indians require a permit and that is available from Sikkim Tourism Department in Gangtok or you can get it from a registered tour agency. The hotel can also provide it by charging some amount.

Himalaya Zoological Park

Also known as the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park is named after the daughter of Sarojini Naidu, Padmaja Naidu. At an elevation of 7000 feet the zoo is at the highest altitude in India. The zoo was made public in 1958 and boasts the most sucessful breeding programs for snow leopard, red panda and the endangered Hiamalayan Wolf. As the park is known internationally for conservation and breeding programs, the zoo is the central hub for Central Zoo Authority of India’s red panda program. In 1983 the leopard from US, Leh Ladakh and Zurich were brought here and since then the zoo is actively breeding the species. Some species that are present are barking deer, asiatic black bear, blue and yellow macaw, leopards, himalayan monal, lady amherst, royal bengal tiger, sambar deer, yak, siberian tigers, etc. The place is a must visit for nature lover and animal enthusiast.

  • By Air

The nearest airport is in Bagdora, West Bengal that is 124 km from Gangtok. TSA helicopter is available from Bagdora to Gangtok that takes just 20 minutes to reach Gangtok in comparison with 2 hours via car or train.

  • By train

The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri in Siliguri and is about 148 kms from Gangtok. You can board a state transportation bus or train for Gangtok.

  • By road

The roads are well connected to the city and highway 31A connects the nearby cities to Gangtok. Buses are easily available on daily basis.

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  • State: Sikkim
  • District: East Sikkim
  • Population: 98,658 (2011)
  • Language: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Limbu, Newari, Rai, Gurung, Mangar, Sherpa, Sunwar, Tibetans, Hindi
  • Pincode: 737101
  • Std code: 03592
  • Best time: September-June
  • Famous for: Adventure and Leisure

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Travel guide to Agartala

Travel guide to Agartala

Travel Guide

Agartala, capital city of Tripura and the second largest city of North-East is a splendid one to explore about history, religion and culture. The city has been included in the list of India’s Smart Cities challenge. The city is situated on the banks of Haora river and is very close to the Bangladesh border. The city also holds the authority of International Internet Gateway after Chennai and Mumbai.

As the city has its main religion as hindu, you can find many temples across the city. The city also has a mixed blend of religion. The festival that attracts the crowd most is the Durga Puja. This period of time is believed to be the busiest and one can experience the most richness of the Indian culture at this time.

Ujjayanta Palace

Located at the centre of the city the Ujjayanta Palace was built in 1901. The palace exhibits the Indo-Saracenic style of the architecture, with a lake and garden built in the front in a mughal style. The palace is two storied having three domes, each 86 feet high. The entire palace has been laid with tiles on the floor and the doors and ceiling are carved out of wooden work. The palace owes the area of about 1 Sq.Km. that covers many temples too.

There are halls in the palace for several purpose that includes library, throne hall, public hall, reception hall and the chinese room. In 1949 this royal property was made nationalised after its merger with the Indian Government. The palace served as the State Legislative Assembly till 2011, as it was bought by the government of Tripura for a sum of ₹2.5 million from royal family in 1972-73.

State Museum

In 2011, after refurbishing the Ujjayanta Palace with an amount of ₹100 million palace was turned into a museum. The museum is the biggest in the entire North-East that exhibits the history, tradition, ethinicity,culture etc. of the region. The museum boasts various collection that includes coins, terracotta, copper and stone inscriptions, sculptures, textiles, sketches, drawings, bronze images, art and craft objects, musical instruments, oil paintings, life-size statues, tribal ornaments and folk articles.

Overall the museum is huge source of knowledge of culture, history, ethinicity etc. which exhibits the major festivals, maps of Tripura, flora and fauna, species of bamboo, religious sites and stuffed animals. The place is so informative and immense that you need to provide an entire day from your travelling schedule.

Neermahal Palace

The palace is situated in the center of the lake, Rudrasagar. The palace is a sceinec view as it seems to be floating on the lake water. The palace looks like a fort due to its architecture and its minars that are shaped in the form of dome. The British Company Martin and Burns that build the Uhjayanta Palace were recruited to build Neer Mahal. The palace is designed in the hindu and muslim architecture.

The mahal is divided into two parts, one is the andar mahal on the west side of the mahal and the other is open theatre on the east side. The extravagant halls of andar mahal are still undiminished and there are living quarters of the royal family on this side. The other side, open theatre, was used for performing drama, dance, entertainment, theatre show and other cultural events. The serene beauty of the palace can be seen at night when the palace is illuminated with lights and the reflection of the palace can be seen in the lake. The palace has a total of 24 rooms and is one of the Tripura’s beautiful place to visit.

Kamalasagar Kali Temple

Also known as Kasba Kali Bari and built back in the 17th century the shrine of the bengali’s residing in Tripura is located 27 kms from the main city and constructed at the India-Bangladesh border on the hillock of the lake Kamalasagar. The temple is dedicated to the goddess Kali and resembles the Dashabhuja Durga. The idol Maa Kaali is made of sandstone and is worshipped by many devotees during the festival. The temple is also named Kali Bari as there is Shivalinga present at the feet of Maa Kaali. The lake at the border of Bangladesh and its surroundings are breathtaking and elegant.

Laxmi Narayan Bari Temple

Built in the compound of Ujjayanta Palace, the temple is dedicated to the Laxmi Narayan and Almighty Lord Krishna. The idol of the deity is situated inside the temple and Krishnanada Sevayet of the temple consecrated it. There is tree named Bhagvat Tamal that is believed to be associate with the Lord Krishna’s life sport. During janmasthmi the palace grounds and the sanctum sanctorum are decorated beautifully and the festival of the birth of Lord Krishna is celebrated with joy and enthusiasm.

Devotees visit here from various corners of the country to celebrate the festival and offer prayers to the Lord. One of the grand architectures of Tripura is a must visit place. The enormous temple is two storied and painted with white colour that flows the message of peace, purity and holiness.

Jagannath Bari Temple

The only temple in the entire Tripura that is built by stones was constructed in the 1673 A.D. and is dedicated to the Lord Vishnu. The temple is built on the corner of the pond Puran Dighi or Jagannath Dighi. According to sayings there were many self carved images of god and goddess on the walls of the temple but now there are no more carvations left.

There were the images of Lord Vishnu and Uma-Maheshwar that were found near the temple in the pond which somehow justifies the story of self carved images on the walls of the temple. The images that were found in the pond are now preserved at the museum present in the city. Later the Idol of Shri Jagannath, Idol of Lord’s big brother Balarama and their sister Subhadra were sanctified in the temple and Jagannath Rath Yatra festival was started in 1904 A.D. and since then it is being celebrated every year and thousand of devotees visit here on the holy occasion.

  • By Air

The Agartala airport is located in Singerbhil i.e. 12 kms from the city and is well connected to major cities of India.

  • By Train

Agartala railway station can be reached from Silchar and Lumding in Assam as there is no direct train to the city, so its advised to travel via air if you dont reside in North-East.

  • By Road

One can reach Agartala by bus from Guwahati, Shillong and Silchar. The route also connects to the West Bengal.

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State: Tripura

District: West Tripura

Famous for: History and Pilgrim

Language: Hindi, Bengali, Kokborok and English

Best time: October-May

Population: 522613 (2015 census)

Pincode: 799001

Std Code: 0381

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Puri explore the gates to the heaven

Puri explore the gates to the heaven

Travel Guide

Puri is a coastal District on the eastern part of Odisha, India. This district is famous as the abode of Lord Vishnu, most popularly known as Lord Jagannath. The district derives its name from the heritage city of Puri, one of the four pilgrimage centres of India. The number of rivers flowing through the district helps in sustaining the agriculture. Being in close proximity to the Bay of Bengal, this district has tropical climate.

Handicraft and cottage industries of this district is very famous around the world, its original source being the temple craft of Lord Jagannath and the Sun Temple at Konark. The rich traditional culture and heritage of the District gives a boost to this industry. The important products of this industry are in applique, stone carving, patta chitra, wood carving, modern patch work, terracotta, bell metal, and sea shell items etc.

Jagannath Temple

Shree Jagannath Puri temple, is one of the most impressing monuments in Puri. It was constructed by the king Ananta Varman Chodaganga Deva of the Ganga Dynasty in the 12th century at the seashore of Puri. This astounding Vaishnava temple is an enshrine to Lord Jagannath, Devi Subhadra and Balabhadra. The main temple of has an amazing structure constructed in Kalinga architecture, with a height of 65 meters placed on an elevated platform.

Lord Jagannath is believed to be the symbol of Universal peace, love and brotherhood and is a manifestation of Lord Krishna. The important annual festival here is the Rath Yatra, during which hundreds of thousands of devotees throng to this temple.

Ganesh Temple

Puri has numerous temples that have archaeological significance. One of them is the Ganesha temple, dedicated to Sri. Vinayaka. The temple is assumed to be built long back and has many carvings showcasing Hindu religious beliefs and cultural heritage. Hindu devotees frequently visit this temple to offer their prayers.

Lakshmi temple

A small temple situated near to Jagannath temple is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, the temple plays a very important place in Rath Yathra. It is believed that the marriage of Lord Siva and Goddess Parvati took place on the sixth day of bright fortnight of Jyeshta, (during May-June), on the day known as Jyestha Sukla Sasthi.

Chilika Lake

Chilika is largest brackish water estuarine Lake of Asia in the Satapada district. It sprawls over an area of 1100 sq kms. Covering parts of three districts of Odisha i.e Puri on the East, Khurda on the North and Ganjam on the South. It is the largest coastal lagoon in India and the second largest lagoon in the World. Satapada is one of the most popular tourist place of Odisha. Irrawady Dolphins are major attraction of Satapada.

Apart from that the scenic beauty of Sea Mouth, Islands like Nalabana, Honeymoon, Breakfast & Rajhans attract large number of tourists throughout the year. It has the second largest congregation of migratory Birds in the world after Lake Victoria in Africa.


Pipili is a small town with an area of 6.4 Square Kms and is famous for applique works which is a traditional craft of the local People. They prepare Chandua (colorful Arts on clothes), umbrella, cloth bags, purses, wall hangings, carpets, garments for ladies & other applique works which have a good market in India and abroad. During the world famous Ratha Yatra, the chariots (Raths) are decorated by colorful clothes made in Pipili.


Sakhigopal or Satyabadi is famous for the shrine of Sakhigopal. It is one of the pilgrimage centre in the district and it is widely believed that the pilgrimage to Puri is incomplete without visiting Sakhigopal. The name sakhigopal literally means witness Gopal (Srikrishna). The temple of Sakhigopal is 60 ft height & the image of Shri Krishna and Radha is 5 ft & 4ft height respectively.

Sun Temple Konark

The 13th century Sun temple is situated in Konark, which is a small town in the Puri District in the state of Odisha. It is also known as the Black Pagoda, built in black granite during the reign of Narasimhadeva-1 a distinguished ruler of Ganga Dynasty. The temple is declared as a World Heritage Site. The temple is now mostly in ruins, and a collection of its sculptures is housed in the Sun Temple Museum, which is run by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

Chandrabhaga beach

The Chandrabhaga beach is about 3 kms from the Sun temple. The beach provides a picturesque view of the sunrise and sunset and is very famous among the tourists. An International Sand Art Festival held on 1st to 5th December of every year at Chandrabhaga Beach.

Puri beach

Golden sands, amazing sceneries of sunrise and sunset, soothing effect of sunbath and seclusion in tranquility, Puri Beach offers all these to her most privileged guests. A favorite tourist spot, Puri beach is very lengthy and quite wide. This place offers physical and spiritual calmness for the body and soul.

Swargdwar beach

Swargadwar, literally means the door to heaven is a secluded beach and a holy place in Puri. This beach is unaffected by the modern cultural offing and still maintains the sacred nature. Many Hindu devotees visit this beach to have a dip at sea. Legends claim that this was the bathing place of Sri Chaithanyadev who attained the state of Brahma stands for the divine soul.

  • Air: The nearest airport is Biju Patnaik airport at Bhubaneswar is the nearest airport to Puri, which is nearly 56 km away from the heart of the Puri city. The airport is connected to Delhi and Mumbai.
  • Train: Puri is a major railway junction. Regular direct train services are available from Puri to many cities in India, including Bhubaneshwar, New Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore and Kolkata.
  • Road: Puri is connected with all major cities in Odisha, There are frequent bus service offered by the Odisha road transport corporation from Bhubaneshwar, Cuttak and Konark.

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  • State: Odisha
  • District: Puri
  • Famous for/as: Religion
  • Languages: Oriya, English, Hindi
  • Best time to visit: October to March
  • Weather: Summers 19 to 45°C, Winter 3 to 32°C
  • Pincode: 75200x
  • STD code: 06752
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Travel guide to Bhubaneshwar

Travel guide to Bhubaneshwar

Travel Guide to Bhubaneshwar

Bhubaneswar, the capital of Odisha, India, a Buddhists and Hindu pilgrimage destination is famous for its architecture and ancient temples. The 10th century Lingaraja temple, dedicated to Shiva. The surface of the 55 meter high Lingaraja temple is covered with carvings. The best times to visit are between October and March. This city is most renowned for changing the conqueror Asoka to the conquered.

The great War of Kalinga took place here between Emperor Asoka and empire of Kalinga (the old empire of Odisha). Asoka was overwhelmed at the gory of blood that flowed like a river. Asokan inscriptions still stand testimony for this. Other major cities near Bhubaneshwar are the holy city of Puri (Jagannath Temple) and Konark (Sun temple). The twin cave groups of Kandagiri and Udayagiri are evidence of the region’s antiquity, dating to the 2nd century BC or the early Jain monastery.

Lingaraj Temple

Lingaraj temple is dedicated to Lord Harihara, a form of Shiva and is one of the oldest temples in the city. Lingaraj, literally means the king of Lingam, the iconic form or Shiva. Shiva was originally worshipped as Kirtivasa and later as Harihara and is commonly referred as Tribhuvaneshwara (also called Bhubaneswar), the master of three worlds, namely, heaven, earth and netherworld. His consort is called Bhuvaneshvari. It is enshrined within a spacious compound wall of laterite measuring 520 ft (160 m) by 465 ft (142 m). The wall is 7.5 ft (2.3 m) thick and surmounted by a plain slant coping. Alongside the inner face of the boundary wall, there is a terrace to protect the compound wall against outside aggression. The tower is 45.11 m (148.0 ft) high and the complex has 150 smaller shrines in its spacious courtyard. Each inch of the 55 m (180 ft) tall tower is sculpted. The door in the gate of the entrance porch is made of sandalwood.

NandanKanan Zoological park

Adjacent to Chandaka-Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary, Nandankanan lies in the vicinity of Kanjia lake. The name of “Nandankanan”, in mythology, delineates the ecstatic but imaginary beauty of the celestial garden. It also indicates the real beautiful spots par excellence on earth, where one can see the panoramic views of nature and appreciate the glamour that exists in the external morphology of plants and animals.The zoo is enriched with 101 enclosures with 202 sub-enclosures at Nandankanan.

Udayagiri and Khandagiri caves

The caves are partly natural and partly artificial caves of archaeological, historical and religious importance near the city of Bhubaneswar. The caves are situated on two adjacent hills, Udayagiri and Khandagiri, mentioned as Kumari Parvat in the Hathigumpha inscription. They have a number of finely and ornately carved caves. It is believed that most of these caves were carved out as residential blocks for Jain monks during the reign of King Kharavela. Udayagiri means “Sunrise Hill” and has 18 caves while Khandagiri has 15 caves.

Dhauli Giri Hills

Dhauli hills are located on the banks of the river Daya, 8 km south of Bhubaneswar. It is a hill with vast open space adjoining it. Dhauli hill is presumed to be the area where the Kalinga War was fought. The great king Ashoka had a special weakness for Dhauli, where the battle was fought. It is said that the Daya river had turned red with the blood of the many deceased after the battle, which enabled Ashoka to realize the magnitude of horror associated with war. With this event his inclination towards Buddhism increased and he ensured that Dhauli became an important centre of Buddhist activities. He built several chaityas, stupas and pillars there. He got abodes excavated for the recluse, instructions inscribed for officials, expounded the main principles of dandaniti for the public, provided special status to his new kingdom including the stupas at Dhauli.

Mukteshvara Temple

Mukteshvara temple is a 10th-century temple dedicated to Shiva located in Bhubaneswar. The temple dates back to 950–975 CE and is a monument of importance in the study of the development of Hindu temples in Odisha. The stylistic development the Mukteswar marks the culmination of all earlier developments, and initiates a period of experiment which continues for an entire century, as seen in such temples as the Rajarani Temple and Lingaraj temple, both located in Bhubaneswar. It is one of the prominent tourist attractions of the city.

Rajarani Temple

Rajarani Temple is an 11th-century Hindu temple located in Bhubaneswar. The temple is believed to have been known originally as Indreswara. It is locally famous as the “love temple” because of the erotic carvings of women and couples in the temple. Rajarani Temple is built in the pnahcratha style on a raised platform with two structures: a central shrine called the vimana (sanctum) with a bada (curvilinear spire) over its roof rising to a height of 18 m (59 ft), and a viewing hall called jagamohana with a pyramidal roof.

Tribal Museum

Tribal Museum, located near to the Jagannath Temple at Koraput in Orissa, showcases a good collection of stone sculptures, metal objects and images, wooden objects, anthropological objects, jewelry, textiles and terracotta. A small informative library and a small but elegant zoo are also operated inside the museum.


The ISKCON Temple, with deities of Krishna, Blaram, Gaura Nithai, Subhadra and Jagannath, is located in the heart of the Bhubaneswar city. ISKCON is very prominent in Bhubaneswar with activities surrounding over two centers, one in the Swarga Dwara area, and the other in the outskirts of the city. For the devotees of Krishna and Radha, the Universal symbol of love, a new Radha-Krishna temple is constructed nearby to ISKCON temple.


  • Air: The Biju Patnaik airport at Bhubaneswar is nearly 5 km away from the heart of the city. The airport is connected to Delhi and Mumbai. International travelers need to get connections through Delhi.
  • Train: Bhubaneswar railway station is about 6 km away from the city center. Bhubaneshwar is well-connected to the metro cities and also to other cities.
  • Road: Bhubaneshwar is connected with Major National and State highways and the road conditions are pretty good to give the travelers a smooth and comfortable ride.



  • State: Odisha
  • District: Khurda
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • Languages: Oriya, English, Hindi
  • Best time to visit: October to March
  • Weather: Summers 19 to 45°C, Winter 7 to 32°C
  • Pincode: 7510xx
  • STD code: 0674
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