About Odisha and famous places to visit in Odisha
Odisha is a state in India which has been renamed recently from the name of Orissa. The capital of Odisha is Bhubaneshwar and it is a good city has many industries and good climate. The people of Odisha are speaking the language "ODIYA" amd it is also a official language in Odisha. The culture and living places are most convenient to that people of Odisha. The sate also has good transport facility and we can the various cities of this state by Air, Rail and Road. The international airport is located in the capital Bhubaneshwar and it has been connected to all major cities in other states of India and world wide. The Train facilities of the state also connects many stations and junction in the state. We can use the road transport to reach the various cities of Odisha. The state Odisha has many tourist places to visit during the holidays. The places like Jagannath Temple in Puri, The Konark Sun Temple, The Chilika Lake, The Puri Beach and the Bhitarkanika National Park are very popular places in Odisha. These places of tourist testinations attracts many people from the other states and countries also.
Jagannath Temple at Puri, Odisha
The Jagannath Temple in Puri of Odisha is a famous temple for the Hindu devotees. This temple is located in the city Puri which also a district of Odisha. The lord "Jagannath" is in the temple with the other gods Subhadra and Balabhadra. This temple has been designed and architect in the form of Pyramid structure. There are totally four way of entrances to this temple. These entrances are also named as inghadwara, Ashwadwara, Hathidwara and Vyaghradwara. This name of the entrances denotes the animals lion, horse, elephant and tiger respectively. The different kinds of devotees and pilgrims are coming to this temple throughout all the days in the year. The architecture and legend of this temple is really amazing and wonderful in all aspects. The temple has been built with different kinds of stones, Granites, Marbles. The various methods of Pooja in different sessions has been held in this temple in all days.
The Konark Sun Temple at Konark in Odisha
The famous temple for Sun is located at Konark. The Konark is a small town in the Puri District of Odisha and it has 65 kilometers of distance from the capital Bhubaneshwar. It is very near to the Jagannath temple in Puri and just 35 kilometers from there. This temple was built in the 13th century for the Sun. The temple has Sun as the god and it also named as "Suriyanar Kovil". The Konark meant that "Kona" is corner and the "Arka" is sun. This temple was designed by very old architecture and it was built with famous stones and rocks. The temple has good atmosphere and also good location which are mostly liked by the devotees and pilgrimages those who are visiting frequently here.
The Chilika Lake in Odisha
The Chilika lake is famous water lagoon in Odisha and it is spread over 165 square kilometers in the rainy season and 906 square kilometers in the dry season. This lake is also spread in the districts of Puri, Khurda and Ganjam. The best season to visit this lake is November to February every year. The Nalabana is a famous island in the lake area which has 16 square kilometers of surface in the lagoon area. The different kinds of birds are coming to this lake to celebrate their vacations during the peak days from many countries. The lake also has fishing net and different kinds of fishes are living there. The boat facilities are also there to pickup the tourist people to many places of this lake. The lake also has good restaurant and places to stay during the vacation days for the people those who are visiting to this place. Apart from this, many attractions and places are also available in the lake which is liked by the tourist people.
The Puri Beach in odisha
The Puri beach is very famous in Odisha and the beach is maintained with neatness and very clean. This beach is located at the distance of 35 kilometers from the Sun Temple and just 65 kilometers from the capital Bhubaneshwar. The sea sore is very beautiful and many people are visiting here daily for getting free air and pleasant walking. This beach is very famous for sand sculptures and the famous sand sculpture architect namely Sudarshan Patnaik done his beautiful work in the sand which is universal famous in many occasions. The annual beach festival has been held in November every year. A huge crowd will assemble during this festival to celebrate the function.
The Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha
The Bhitarkanika National Park is located in Bhitarkanika of odisha. It has huge land and surface for the animals and birds. The park accommodates various kinds of birds and wild animals. The children can get good entertainment in this park by seeing the birds and animals. The entry fee is collected from the people to maintain the park and the animals living here. The people will be allowed from 09.30 AM to 5.00 PM on every day to get entertainment in the park. This is a famous national park in Odisha. jungle resort and birds is very famous in this park. The Park is maintained and saved by the governement of Odisha. The tour operators makes trips to this park during holidays from various part of the state. The foreigners are visiting more to this park in all days.