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These 5 Interesting Facts About Orissa Will Leave You Speechless

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Orissa is located on the east coast of India along the coastal strip. Here are some interesting fact worth knowing about the state.

These 5 Interesting Facts About Orissa Will Leave You Speechless:

  1. Odisha
  2. Bhubaneswar (Odisha)
  3. Puri (Odisha)
  4. Chilika (Odisha)

1. The Ancient Rocks Of Mayurbhanj Date Back To 3 Billion Years

The Ancient Rocks Of Mayurbhanj Date Back To 3 Billion Yearssource: ignca.nic.in

Considering the fact that Earth is 4.5 billion years old, the fact that these rocks have been around for the last 3 billion years is an astonishing fact.

HolidayIQ traveller Rashmi Ngk shares, “It is an awesome place to visit. The greenery just fantasizes me. The food was great too. There are many places you can visit. Like Konark temple, Some beaches, & many more. I had been to my village in Cuttack and it was really beautiful. The port sight is awesome. I really recommend visiting Orissa.”

2. 62 Distinct Currently Reside In Orissa

62 Distinct Currently Reside In Orissasource: odishaecotourism.com

Some of these tribes reside in the remote areas and have their separate set of customs and language.

HolidayIQ traveller Somesh Mohapatra from Roorkee shares, “Experienced the rich diversity of Odisha and the tribal regions in the interiors of India, in a very short period and the best possible manner. It is an experience worth the time.”

3. Bhubaneshwar The Capital Of Orissa Has As Many As 600 Grand Temples

Bhubaneshwar The Capital Of Orissa Has As Many As 600 Grand Templessource: wikimedia.org

Bhubaneshwar is also known as the ”City of Temples”. The Capital is populated with Hindu, Jain and Buddhist temples. Famous temples include Lingaraj Temple, Mukteswar Temple, Rajarani Temple, Ananta Vasudeva Temple.

HolidayIQ traveller Archita Sahoo from Bhadrak shares, “There is one of my most favourite destinations to spend my holiday weekends. I love this place for their beauty and charm that is different from other place which I travel. This place is famous for many temples and caves, there are many place to visit and enjoy their natural beauty such as Dhauli, Hathi Gumpha, Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves are nice place to visit which I like very much but many travellers must go, the old temples like, Lingaraj, Rajarani, and Muktesvara temples. The city is also famous for desserts such as Rasgulla, Rasabali, Chhena Gaja and Chhena Poda. There are many activities which is busy such like shoopings in near markets, malls and go to the near cinemas theatre for watching nice bollywood movie. I like my trip with my friends very much and advise travellers to visit the city at once by roads to enjoy his journey.”

4. The Jagannath Temple In Puri Has The Biggest Kitchen In The World

The Jagannath Temple In Puri Has The Biggest Kitchen In The Worldsource: swadesh.unnatisilks.com

According to " Skanda Purana" Lord Jagannath redeems the devotees by permitting them to partake his Mahaprasad, to have his darshan and to worship him by observing rituals and by offering of gifts. Mahaprasad is treated here as 'Anna Brahma'. The temple kitchen has got the capacity to cook for a lakh of devotees on a day.

HolidayIQ traveller Nilanjana Ghosh from Kolkata shares, “The temple is huge and worth visit! Jay Jagannath! It's better to visit early in the mornings before 9 am, when the rush is low. One can take a Panda or go alone. Please note that one is not allowed to carry any food, other than milk and banana and no shoes or camera or phone. You have to deposit all before entering. So it's better not to carry your phone and camera and keep them in your hotel. Security will check you thoroughly. One has to wash their leg and enter the temple premise. Entering is free. There are various small temples of different deities inside the main temple premise. For giving Pujas, one has to go to the temple office and book a puja from the published list. They give you bhog ( food offered to lord) as per your puja. There are different categories. Then one needs to purchase special darshan ticket at Rs 50/-. For special darshan, one will be allowed to go near the deities and also walk around them in circles. For General Darshan without tickets you have to watch Lord Jagannath from far and walk around him. The crowd is too heavy for General Darshan. Special Darshan takes place 7 times a day. After darshan one should visit all the other small temples and also see the Lord's Kitchen. It's a wonder to see such arrangements of foods and cooking. It's believed to be the biggest kitchen in the world, where everyday food is being cooked for min 2 lakhs devotees.”

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5. Chilika Lake In Orissa Is The Largest Saltwater Lagoon In The World

Chilika Lake In Orissa Is The Largest Saltwater Lagoon In The Worldsource: mouthshut.com

Chilika Lake is a brackish water lagoon  on the east coast of India covering an area of over 1,100 km. It is the largest coastal lagoon in India and the second largest lagoon in the world.

HolidayIQ traveller Swati Chakraborty from Howrah shares, “Recently I have travelled Chilka Lake, Orissa which was a fabulous experience to me. It was a very joyful boating Not to mention that Chilka is Asia's largest salt water lagoon. During the boating in Chilka, I have visited Nalbina, Kalijai Temple, Kaleshwar Temple, Chadheihaga Island etc. Watching Dolphin was also a wonderful and rare experience. You may go to Chilka from various place of Orissa like Puri, Satapada, Rambha, Barkul and Balugaon. I have stayed one night at Balugaon after reaching there in the afternoon and travelled chilka lake next morning by Motor Driven Boat. The best time to visit Chilka is winter. Really in winter Chilka is a paradise for Migratory birds. Bird lover must visit to Chilika in winter.”

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