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Golden Beach in Puri

Golden Beach in Puri  Video Review
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Golden Beach

Poulomi manna
25th Dec 17

Really wow

Really wow  Video Review
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Ramchandi Beach

Ddas
26th Oct 17

Beautiful beach

Beautiful beach  Video Review
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Puri Beach

Nishikant rath
5th Oct 17

Science & Poetry in stone

Science & Poetry in stone  Video Review
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Konark Sun Temple

Rayan
11th Feb 18

Puri beach

Puri beach  Video Review
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Puri Beach

Poulomi manna
25th Dec 17

Brahmeswar Temple

Brahmeswar Temple  Video Review
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Brahmeswara Temple

Kpriyajit
25th Dec 17

Beautiful but not very clean

Beautiful but not very clean  Video Review
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Baliharachandi Beach

Rohit
22nd Dec 17

Good view

Good view  Video Review
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Chandrabhaga Beach

Sagar kumar
19th Dec 17

Good view

Good view  Video Review
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Golden Beach

Sagar kumar
19th Dec 17

Good view

Good view  Video Review
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Konark Sun Temple

Sagar kumar
19th Dec 17

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Reasons to go to Odisha

1A Tour To The Coffee Plantations
A Tour To The Coffee Plantations

Daringbadi is one of the youngest coffee plantation region in India. This beautiful region is gifted with dense pine jungles, long coffee gardens, majestic mountains and amazing valleys. HolidayIQ Traveller Sumeet Patel shares, “Awesome place, cool and calm. Best time to visit is winter to experience the hill station type feeling in Odisha. Nights are more calm with no sound at all. Best place for a techie staying in Bhubaneswar for a relaxing weekend.”

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2India's Favourite Heritage Destination: Konark
India's Favourite Heritage Destination: Konark

A small town in Puri district in the state of OrissaKonark is famous for the Sun Temple, a World Heritage Site built in the 13th century. It is an ancient place, which was once ruled by the Eastern Ganga Dynasty. The Konark Beach is known for its calm waters while the Konark Dance Festival is an annual dance festival which is devoted to classical Indian dance, especially Odissi, held in the month of December. A worthy winner of the heritage award, don't you agree?

HolidayIQ reviewer Karun Kumar says, "If you wish to see what India of the ancient times, you must visit this place. The Surya Temple explains it all. The architecture of the design mesmerises you. The coastal line from Puri to Konark is beautiful."

HolidayIQ reviewer Ashwin Johari shares, “Konark is a small, sleepy town on the Odisha Coast. It is famous for its Sun Temple and the lovely Chandrabhaga Beach. Do not miss the sunrise at the Chandrabhaga beach and then directly set off for the Sun Temple as it won’t be crowded at sunrise. You will get to spend some quality time in the temple premises. If you go to Konark during the Konark Festival in December, do not miss the Sand Art at Chandrbhaga beach.”

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362 Distinct Currently Reside In Orissa
62 Distinct Currently Reside In Orissa

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.”

Read more at These 5 Interesting Facts About Orissa Will Leave You Speechless

4Chenna Poda
Chenna Poda

Chhena poda is a cheese dessert from the state of Odisha in eastern India. It literally means burnt cheese in Oriya. HolidayIQ Traveller Satya says, “Bhubaneswar is the state capital. Its a planned city. Its a city with very good and kind hearted people. Everyone will come forward to help you out when needed. You can enjoy your stay freely. When visiting this place try enjoying local food which is delicious. You can take Sambalpuri Saree, Tarakasi Saree, Craft materials from here.”

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Reviews (21)

Meenashi ravi

Meenashi ravi3.6/5

5 reviews

Excellent

This Holi we planned a quick trip to Orissa. We covered Bhubaneswar konark and Puri by car. The temperature was moderate. We loved the road trip which was through the urban"yeh it was a great experience in Orissa especially when travelling with friends and school group. What an amazing place it is. Everything it has from beaches to sand, temples to gardens and many .

A mukharjee

A mukharjee5.0/5

4 reviews

Exellence

, This holi we planned a quick trip to Orissa. We covered Bhubaneswar konark and Puri by car. The temperature was moderate. We loved the road trip which was through the urban"yeh it was a great experience in Orissa especially when travelling with friends and school group. What an amazing place it is. Everything it has from beaches to sand, temples to gardens and many ... " Areas. The ... "

Odisha Overview

Orissa is located on the east coast of India, adjoining the Bay of Bengal, and is surrounded by the states of Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and West Bengal. The coastal strip is fertile, with alluvial rice-producing soil, fed by the rivers Mahanadi, Brahmani, and Baitarini. The interior regions are hilly, forested and inhabited by tribal people, who constitute almost one-fourth of Orissa's population. The state gets a lot of rain through the year and the coastal areas are subject to occasional cyclones. Orissa is a mineral-rich state, associated with mining, steel and aluminium industries, and power generation. It contains one-third of the country's bauxite deposits, one-fourth of its iron ore, and one-fifth of its coal.   Orissa's tourist attractions are clustered around the coast, especially in the triangle of Bhubaneshwar, Konark and Puri, which have old and architecturally celebrated temples. The capital Bhubaneshwar is not a big city but is said to be home to some thousand temples. It has a domestic airport and is the base to visit the renowned Sun Temple at Konark, a World Heritage Site, 65 km away. This 13thcentury temple to Surya was built in the form of a giant chariot with 12 pairs of wheels to carry the god across the sky. Every December the Konark Dance Festival of classical Indian dances is held here. The seaside town of Puri, 60 km from Bhubaneshwar, is a popular beach destination for tourists from the eastern region. But it attracts even more pilgrims for the Jagannath temple, a huge 12th-century temple that has 6000 priests and 400 cooks to perform the deities rituals. Lord Jagannath's annual chariot procession in June/July is pulled by thousands of worshippers. Chilika Lake, 50 km from Puri, is India's largest lake and a bird sanctuary.   To the north-east, Orissa has the Simlipal Tiger Reserve and the Bhitarkanika Sanctuary. The latter is known among wildlife lovers as the spot where lakhs of Olive Ridley Turtles come to nest every year in February.  

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