Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha is fast developing a cosmopolitan culture. Recently the city shot into limelight when it topped the smart city challenge race organized by Union Ministry of urban development. There are very few cities that blend the historic glory, cultural heritage with modern city development seamlessly as Bhubaneswar has. The city has evolved into a centre of learning with establishment of many national level educational institutions. World’s largest tribal school The Kalinga Institute of Social studies is located in Bhubaneswar where more than 25000 students are taught freely.
Shri Jagannath temple of Puri and the famous Sun temple of Konark are located at a convenient distance from Bhubaneswar. A tourist to Bhubaneswar plans his program keeping in view the sites that surround the city.
Apart from the major attractions like The Lngaraj temple, Nandankanan, Dhauligiri, Khanadagiri caves of Bhubaneswar, there are many other places, monuments and institutions which a traveler finds worth visiting.
There is a museum of tribal arts and artifacts where the tribal arts and crafts are showcased. One can see live demos of artworks being manufacture there. Those who want to shop tribal artifacts can also purchase it from nearby shops.
One of the lesser known yet much visited temple is the Chausath Yogini Temple which is situated in the fringe of Bhubaneswar at Hirapur. It bears witness to the flourishing Buddhist Tantrik culture in the state.
The regional museum of natural history is another attraction of the city of Bhubaneswar. Relics of animals, restored objects and fossils satiates the curiosity of nature lovers.
While staying in the serene ambience of MAYFAIR Lagoon – the 5 star luxury hotel in Bhubaneswar, the visitor could plan visit these places which enlightens him about the state and enriches his experiences.