There are a number of important Orissa attractions, which are commonly visited by the tourists who come to the state from the other parts of the country. Some of the major places of interest in Odisha are Chilka, Bhitarakanika, Udayagiri Caves and Mahendragiri.
FAMOUS TOURIST CITIES OF ORISSAÂ
The tourist spots in Bhubaneshwar, the temple city and the ancient Kalinga Kingdome of Orissa welcomes one and all with a fine blend of ancient art and culture with sublime architecture.
Previously adorned with over 7000 shrines, it is now left with only about 500.
The city is flocked by thousands of pilgrims as well as tourists who visit here to pay homage to the religious and cultural wonders that still prevail.
Berhampur also known as Brahmapur is situated on the eastern coastline of Ganjam District, in the state of Orissa. It lies south of Chilika Lake, and has an agriculturally fertile land comprising dense forests. The city is popular as the â€˜Silk Cityâ€™, as it is the centre of the hand-woven Ikat silk. It is one of the largest and oldest cities of Orissa and lies 160 km from the state capital, Bhubaneshwar.The city was a part of the Madras Presidency and a part of its territory had been under the rule of Emperor Asoka.
Ooty, often known as the queen of hill, has many tourist attractions. The most striking feature of this hill town and definitely a major tourist attraction is its scenic beauty. The misty mountains and the green valleys is a paradise on earth. Besides the natural splendor.
Puri is beautiful city of Orissa where the famous Jagannath Temple is located. Situated on the eastern coastline of India, Puri is around 60 kilometers away from Bhubaneswar.A famous tourist destination of Orissa today, Puri had been a provincial outpost linking Southeast Asia with eastern India. With the passage of time, the city emerged as one of the important centers of pilgrimage in the country. The Jagannath Temple, a shrine built during 12th century AD, is one of the popular appeals of the city for those who travel to Puri.