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Bhubaneswar, the capital of Odisha, 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 5000 temples. Bhubaneswar is the place where temple building activities of Odishan style flowered from its very inception to its fullest culmination extending over a period of over one thousand years. Parsurameswar, Mukteswar, Brahmeswar, Rajarani and Lingaraj are some of the most exotic temples, a tourist must not miss while in Bhubaneswar.

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.

Best time to visit

Bhubaneswar can be visited round the year, but the ideal time, for visitors would be from August to March.

How to Reach Air – Bhubaneswar is well connected with all major cities of India. Recently declared as an International Airport, flight operation to International destinations are likely to start soon. Rail – The headquarters of East Coast Railway being stationed in the city, Bhubaneswar has an excellent network of rail connections. Many fast and superfast trains run between Bhubaneswar and other major cities and towns of the country.

Road – Being the state capital on NH No.5, it is connected by all weather motorable roads within the state and neighbouring state.

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