Bhubaneswar, the capital of Orissa, is also popularly known as the "Temple City of India". Being the seat of Tribhubaneswar or 'Lord Lingaraj', Bhubaneswar is an important Hindu pilgrimage centre. Hundreds of temples dot the landscape of the Old Town, which once boasted of more than 2000 temples. Bhubaneswar is the place where temple building activities of Orissan style flowered from its very inception to its fullest culmination extending over a period of over one thousand years.

The new Bhubaneswar with its modern buildings and extensive infrastructure perfectly complements its historic surroundings. With facilities to cater to every type of visitor, Bhubaneswar makes an ideal tourist destination.

Attractions

Dhauli Giri Shanti Stupa

Dhauli Giri Shanti Stupa

Dhauli Giri Shanti Stupa, also known as Peace Pagoda, is a Buddhist structure built...

Lingaraj Temple

Lingaraj Temple

One of the best religious excursions in Bhubaneswar is the Lingaraja temple, which...

Mukteswara Temple

Mukteswara Temple

Muktesvara deula is a 10th-century Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva. The temple dates...

Nandankanan Zoo

Nandankanan Zoo

Nandankanan Zoo is located in the Chandaka Forest, on the banks of the Kanjia Lake....

Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves

Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves

Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves have derived their names, owing to their location...

How to reach

Your choice of transport will depend on how quickly you want to get from one place to another.
How to reach Bhubaneswar by air

By Air

Bhubaneswar is the city which is well connected through air. Biju Patnaik Airport is the main domestic airport and located about 3km far from the city. Travelers can get various flights to various places such as Ahmedabad, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata to Bhubaneswar flights and many more which will ease the trouble of how to reach Bhubaneswar thought. Now, this airport is going to be international and connects to other countries as well.
How to reach Bhubaneswar by rail

By Rail

Bhubaneswar Railway Station is the main railway of the city and situated in the center of city. Superfast trains and passengers trains are easily available from this station. You can get trains to Guwahati, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and many more. Travelers can also get more railway station in the city which is also easy to reach with the availability of various public transports.
How to reach Bhubaneswar by road

By Road

To reach in and around the city, you can get various modes such as buses, taxi and auto rickshaw. Bhubaneswar Bus Station is 8 km from the city and you can get buses which are operated by Orissa State Road Transport Corporation (OSRTC). Private buses are also easily available from there.

Best time to visit

Bhubaneswar can be visited round the year, but the ideal time, especially for visitors from colder climes, would be from October to March.

Quick Info

  • Famous For Temples, Seafood and Sweets
  • Languages Oriya, English and Hindi
  • Best Season October to February
  • Weather Summer: 45°C Max 28°C Min
    Winter: 15°C Max 7°C Min
  • Postal Code 751001
  • STD Code 674