Must-see attractions in Odisha

  • Narendra Tank


    The largest of Puri's holy tanks, this is where locals bathe on a daily basis. It's also where a replica deity of Jagannath is brought on an annual basis…

  • Ushakothi Wildlife Sanctuary


    The Ushakothi Wildlife Sanctuary, 45km east of Sambalpur, shelters elephants, tigers, panthers and bears. It can be closed with no notice in the event of…

  • Kedargauri Mandir


    Over the pathway from Mukteswar Mandir is the whitewashed Kedargauri Mandir, one of the oldest temples in Bhubaneswar (although it has been substantially…

  • Vanishing Sea


    The sea at Chandipur remains busy with splashing Bengali holidaymakers pretty much throughout the year. It's notable because of its extreme tides — during…

  • Brahmeswar Shiva Mandir


    Standing in well-kept gardens and flanked on its plinth by four smaller structures, this 9th-century temple is a smaller version of Lingaraj Mandir. It’s…

  • Chilika Ecopark


    The grandly named Chilika Ecopark is a small but pleasant palm-tree-shaded park by the jetty. On display is a 12m-long skeleton of a baleen whale that was…

  • Siddheswara Mandir


    Located in the same compound as Mukteswar Mandir, Siddheswara Mandir is a later, more austere temple with a red Ganesha adorning the facade.

  • Bhaskareswara Mandir


    This 13th-century Hindu temple is dedicated to Shiva. Its central spire (deul) is architecturally distinct and the manicured lawns outside are quite…

  • Podagada Market


    Paraja and Mali people attend this produce market, situated 18km northeast of Koraput.

  • Subai Market


    Subai is a small produce market, located 34km southeast of Koraput.

  • Ramgiri Market


    Ramgiri is a produce market, located 64km west of Koraput.

  • Regional Science Centre


    Kids will love this parkland museum with its giant dinosaurs. Included in the admission is a 30-minute movie screened hourly. Other treats are hands-on…

  • Kalijai Island Temple


    Closest to Barkul, this island temple really comes to life when innumerable pilgrims travel there during the Makar Mela festival in January.

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