States Odisha

ODISHA TRAVEL GUIDE

Justifying the extraordinaire, Odisha, the quiet and serene east part of India is a travel destination for those aspiring to see the elements that add up to make the country unique. Fringed by the Bay of Bengal on its eastmost side, Odisha is a lesser-known beach destination that by no means should stay a secret anymore. Home to a plethora of Hindu temples and surprisingly, Buddhist shrines, Odisha is tourism place that takes you back in the glorious time of Ashoka the Great. The architecture in this eastern state is one of the reasons to fall in love with but wait till you see the colossal chariot of Lord Jagannath, the articulate sand art by Sudarshan Patnaik, the lively tribal culture, and the surreal landscape.

Capital: Bhubaneswar,   Location: East India

Best Time to Visit Odisha:

The months between November and February are perfect to plan a holiday to Odisha.

Why Visit Odisha?:

For offbeat and less-crowded beaches, Jagannath Rath Yatra, pilgrimage (Chardham Yatra), tribal tourism, rural tourism, art & craft, fair & festival, wildlife, lakes (Chilika lake), waterfall, Oliver Ridley turtles, delectable cuisine.

Temperature
  • 24°C to 44°C

    Summer

  • 21°C to 35°C

    Monsoon

  • 10°C to 27°C

    Winter

An Insight into Odisha Tourism

It is indeed true a single word cannot express the beauty and experience of Odisha. Marking the eastern boundary of the peninsula of India, the cultural land of Odisha is a tourist destination that completes the jigsaw puzzle. Home to one of the four sacred Hindu pilgrimages, this eastern state satiates the curiosity of a traveller who is curious to learn about the vivid elements that paint its canvas. The state also boasts of stunning architecture both of the temples as well as the houses which will make you feel even more invited. You can certainly not miss the world famous Sun Temple at Konark when visiting Odisha. Fringed by the Bay of Bengal, and flaunting a long coastline, this east Indian gem has some of the most stunning beaches that are often less-frequented. The gorgeous Chandrabhaga Beach, which has been recognized the first blue flag beach in Asia can neither be missed nor should be kept out of your Odisha travel guide. Known to cure the lepers, this eco-friendly beach is one of the many surreal places you can expect to catch a sight of on your Odisha tour.

The famous Chilika Lake, also the second largest coastal lagoon in the world has so much to offer you if nature and bird watching attract you.

Yes, the lake is a perfect destination for the nature lovers looks for an escape from the hullabaloo of the urban life. Odisha is also home to some really picturesque waterfalls and rivers. The state offers a great family vacation destination and lovers getaway in the form of a hill station, Daringibadi where basking in the lap of nature can rejuvenate you. Looking for some enthralling experience in Odisha? Well, the state boasts of several national parks and wildlife sanctuaries that offer an incredible experience of sighting diverse flora and fauna. Odisha is also a travel place for art connoisseurs and for anyone who takes delight in culture and traditions. From an amazing experience of shopping for Odishan Ikat to trying out the flavoursome Odisha cuisine, and from witnessing the rich culture of the varied tribes of the state to the classical dance form of Odissi, the state can leave one spoilt for choice. Looking forward to learning more about Odisha? Our travel guide can walk you through some authentic and must-have experiences in Odisha. Find detailed information on top attractions, best temples, lakes, hill stations and markets in our travel guide that endeavours to make your holiday the most memorable one.

Popular Tourist Attractions in Odisha

With its lesser-explored beaches; one of the biggest religious pilgrimage; unheard hill stations; opulent wildlife population; and tribal charm, Odisha is truly an unmissable destination. Celebrate life and pay gratitude at different destinations in Odisha including the Jagannath Temple; be at awe of the Chandipur or Ayarpalli beaches; get thrilled with the rich wildlife of Simlipal and Bhitarkanika National; and also be mesmerized by the architectural grandiose of Konark Sun Temple. Odisha has so much for you to go back home with an impeccable experience.

Odisha Travel Information at a Glance

Get authentic information on how to plan an incredible trip to Odisha. Tour My India brings to you all the important details on how to reach Odisha by different means of transport along with information on where to visit and what to do on your Odisha tour. Find information on best time to visit Odisha and a comprehensible travel guide to varied destinations in the state that are worth visiting.