ODISHA: PLACES TO VISIT

Odisha, formerly Orissa, is situated in the Southeast corner of India, its eastern border along the Bay of Bengal. It shares its borders in the north with West Bengal, in the west with Chattisgarh and in the south with Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The most popular tourist destination in this state is the Lingaraj Temple in Bubhaneswar, the capital city.

ODISHA STATE STATS:

155,820 Sq. Km (60,160 Sq. Mi) Rank: 9th
POPULATION (2011): 41,947,358
CAPITAL CITY: Bhubaneswar  
LITERACY RATE: 73.45%
HDI: 0.362 Rank: 22nd
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: Oriya, English  
Official Website: www.odisha.gov.in  

 

map map
ODISHA LOCATOR MAP

 

CULTURAL MAP OF ODISHA
CULTURAL MAP OF ODISHA

EAST: BUBHANESWAR: Capital city

 Lingaraj Temple
Lingaraj Temple

Khandagiri and Udaygiri rock-cut caves
Khandagiri and Udaygiri rock-cut caves
Cactus garden
Cactus garden

 

EAST: BHUBANESWAR, Cont.

map Rajarani Temple
Rajarani Temple

 

Mukteswar Temple
Mukteswar Temple
Nicco  Park
Nicco Park

 

EAST: BUBHANESWAR Cont.

map Pathani Samanta Planetarium
Pathani Samanta Planetarium

 

EAST: KONARK:

 Sun Temple
Sun Temple
Sun Temple, Statue
Sun Temple, Statue

 

EAST CENTRAL: CUTTACK

Konark Sun Temple, inside view
Konark Sun Temple, inside view

Quadam-i-Rasool
Quadam-i-Rasool

map Barabati Fort
Barabati Fort
Stone Revetment
Stone Revetment
 

 

 Ravenshaw University, Cuttack
Ravenshaw University, Cuttack

  Odissi dancer
Odissi dancer

 

STATE SYMBOLS: (COURTESY WIKIPEDIA)

State animal Sambar Deer (Cervus unicolor) sambar deer
State bird Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) blue jay
State flower Asoka (Saraca asoca) asoka
State tree Aswatha (Ficus religiosa) aswatha
State dance Odissi odissi
State Song Bande Utkala Janani  


TOURIST INFORMATION:

CONTACT: website: www.odishatourism.gov.in
Phone: 91-0674-2432177/2431896
Fax: 91-0674-2430887/2431896