A mesmerising city of the world’s best hockey AND temples.
City of culture
What you may not know about this ‘hockey city’ is that it’s also known as the “Temple City of India” with thousands of ancient temples, some dating back to earlier than the 11th Century and hundreds of temples standing the test of time and available to visit.
The most famous of these include:
- Lingaraj Temple
- Mukteswar Temple
- Bindu Sagar
- Shatrughaneswar Temple
- Vaital Temple
- Parashurameswar Temple.
Located on the coasts of River Mahanadi a trip to Bhubaneswar will take you back in time – get ready to be mesmerized by the history, culture, dance and people of this amazing city.
The Golden Triangle
One of the top attractions in the East of India is the destinations known as the “Swarna Tribhuja” – Golden Triangle – which are made up of Puri (a site of religious significance ) and Konark a city on the coast by the Bay of Bengal. Konark is the site of the 13th-century Sun Temple, also known as the Black Pagoda, built in black granite during the reign of Narasimhadeva-I and now a World Heritage Site.
Konark is also home to an annual dance festival called Konark Dance Festival, held every December, devoted to classical Indian dance forms, including the traditional classical dance of Odisha; Odissi.
While you are in Swarna Tribhuja you must also check out the famous applique work of Pipli; these brightly coloured and layer garments are magnificent, the Ikat sarees, cane furniture from the region and Bidri-ware all beautifully crafted using traditional methods.
Getting There - How to get to Bhubaneshwar
- By Air: Bhubaneswar airport is also known as Biju Patnaik Airport serves the city, connecting it to most of the major cities in India. International flights will commence from end 2017. From the airport, you can hire a taxi to get to your accommodation/hotel. Please find the link to Bhubaneswar Airport Authority http://www.aai.aero/allAirports/bhubaneshwar_generalinfo.jsp
- By Rail: There are trains to Bhubaneswar but the only problem is the length of the journey for some of the routes. Rajdhani Express from Delhi has trains to the City twice a week; Howrah-Puri Express and Faluknama Express from Kolkata; there are frequent services between Puri and Bhubaneswar
- By Car/Bus: There are several service operators providing a bus service to Bhubaneswar
- You can easily move around town by bus, auto rickshaw or you can hire a cab to get to your destination – all work out to be a good option to get to the stadium.
- Hiring a cab is the best decision when you want to explore the places around the city.
State of Odisha has launched DTS bus service and has a regular service every 15 minutes – some of the route numbers that you can look out for – 315, 504, 801 and 608. Confirm the destination with the bus driver though before hoping onto the bus.
For additional information on the State of Odisha and the city of Bhubaneshwar and its attractions, head on over to:
Bidyut Marg North, Nayapalli, Bhubaneswar, Nuasahi, Nayapalli, Khordha, Odisha 751012View full Google map