The top 10 tourist places in Odisha

Odisha is home to immaculate natural beauty, superb cultural diversity and a booming urban sector. There are beautiful beaches, magnificent temples and modern towns. The top 10 tourist places to visit in Odisha are listed below.

The top 10 tourist places in Odisha
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1. Jagannath Temple: The exquisite Jagannath Temple is a major pilgrimage destination for Hindus in the sacred town of Puri and is a part of the “Char Dham” pilgrimages.

2. Sun Temple: The Sun Temple at Konark is a well-known UNESCO World Heritage site. The inspiring architecture which has been built in the shape of a giant chariot is a stunning sight to behold.

3. Lingaraja Temple: The Lingaraja Temple is one of the oldest and largest temples in Bhubaneswar and is also one of the major tourist attractions of Odisha.

4. Puri Beach: The vastly popular Puri Beach witnesses marvellous sunrises and sunsets over the Bay of Bengal.

5. Chilka Lake: One of the major tourist attractions near Puri is the beautiful Chilka Lake which is a large saltwater lagoon that is noted for bird watching, water sports and fishing.

6. Dhauligiri Hills: In the outskirts of Bhubaneswar lie the Dhauligiri Hills which is a sacred pilgrimage site for the Buddhists and houses a stupa and rock edicts.

7. Hanuman Vatika: Hanuman Vatika houses temples set amidst gardens and also has a tall statue of Lord Hanuman. When sightseeing in Rourkela, it is one of the best places to visit.

8. Taratarini: Perched on top a hill, Taratarini Temple is a beautiful place of pilgrimage amidst scenic surrounds.

9. Gopalpur Beach: With a stunning lighthouse and superb waves and secluded location, Gopalpur Beach is a delightfully serene and peaceful beach.

10. Konark Beach: Konark Beach is one of the finest and most picturesque of beaches in Odisha.