Attractions

Top Choice Hindu Monument in Around Bhubaneswar

Chausath Yogini

Rediscovered in the 1950s among rice fields 15km south of Bhubaneswar, this small but serene 9th-century open-roofed temple (pronounced 'chorsat jorgini') is dedicated to yoginis (female tantric mystics) and is one …
Buddhist Monument in Around Bhubaneswar

Dhauli

In about 260 BC, 11 of of Ashoka’s 14 famous edicts were carved onto a rock at Dhauli, 8km south of Bhubaneswar. Above the edicts, the earliest Buddhist sculpture in Odisha – a carved elephant, representing Buddha –…
Village in Around Bhubaneswar

Pipli

This colourful village, 16km southeast of Bhubaneswar, is notable for its locally made brilliant appliqué craft, which incorporates small mirrors and is used for door and wall hangings and the more traditional canop…
Zoo in Around Bhubaneswar

Nandankanan Zoological Park

Famous for its blue-eyed white tigers, the zoo – one of India's better ones – also boasts rare Asiatic lions, rhinoceros, copious reptiles, monkeys and deer. Don’t get food out of your bag in front of any of the mon…
Wildlife Reserve in Around Bhubaneswar

Chandaka-Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary

Only 20km west of Bhubaneswar, the 193-sq-km Chandaka-Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary was declared primarily to preserve wild elephants and elephant habitat. If you’re lucky you might also see leopard, deer, mugger croco…