Odisha Tourism

Odisha, the eastern coast of Indian state is well-known to world for its alive traditions and culture. Gaining recognition as a pilgrimage destination. Today Odisha becomes one of the key cosmopolitan centers of eastern India. Odisha tour package includes Culture, Art, Craft, Tradition, Festival along with sightseeing let you experience the life of Odisha.

Odisha Tourism includes wide range of tour packages not only to see and learn new things in Odisha but also enjoy your holidays with these packages. The tour packages include Tribal tour packages, Wildlife tour packages, Golden Triangle tour packages, Dimond tour packages to Buddhist places, Temple tour packages, Honeymoon tour packages, Adventure tour packages, Beach tour packages and many more including customize tour solutions. Please select our day to day Itinerary and book the tour package to explore real charm of this beautiful state Odisha.

Places to visit

Jagannath Dham, Puri

Puri is counted as one of the most sacred destination of Hindus because of Jagannath Temple, which is known as fourth Dham. The majestic temple is the prime attraction and reason for most visits. Puri temple and it's festivals like Car festival drags world over Tourists and Travelers to show their presence throughout the year. Book your Puri tour with Odisha Tourism to enjoy a serene environment along with quality times at virgin beaches and other in and around attractions of Puri.

Chilika Lake

Chilika is the largest internal salt water lake in Asia and became the paradise on earth for bird watchers and nature lovers. The lake also acts as one of the most supportive ecosystems in the name of Chilika Lake Sanctuary. It is the largest wintering ground for migratory birds on the Indian sub-continent. Chilika is famous for Boating, Fishing and popular picnic spot for locals residing around Chilika. Another major attraction at Chilika is Irrawaddy dolphins.

Temple City, Bhubaneswar

The name based on Lord Shiva, Tribhubaneswara, Bhubaneswar is the capital of Odisha. And is also known as Temple city and Smart city. Hub to many temples, Bhubaneswar is a planned modern smart city that includes wide Roads, beautiful Gardens and Parks. Odisha Tourism includes attractions like Nandankanan zoological park, Dhauli, Udayagiri, Khandagiri, all century old temples and many more. At this smart city you will find ample of entertainment solutions to maximize your holiday enjoyment.

Dolphin Sanctuary, Satapada

Satapada on Chilika is famous for Irrawaddy Dolphins. The famous Chilika dolphins can be seen in their natural best here. There are also ample opportunities for Canoeing, Kayaking and Boating. A small island called Rajahansa is situated near this place at the mouth of the lagoon. Migratory birds do not visit Satapada very often, but a few varieties of migratory birds move to Nalabana bird sanctuary.

Bhitarkanika National Park

Amalgamation of Green Mangroves, Migrating Birds, Turtles, Crocodiles and many more other species make Bitarkanika a perfect Wildlife Sanctuary. The lake is located on the estuarial delta formed by Brahmani, Baitarani, Dhamra, Mahanadi and the Bay of Bengal in the Kendrapara district of Odisha. Meandering water courses, tranquil surrounding intercepted by the chirping of birds and the ever embracing nature, entrails Scientists, Scholars, Nature Lovers and Tourists from near and far off places to flock these unique places of tourist importance.

Nandankanan Zoo

Nandankanan that literally means the “Garden of Pleasure” is the Zoological Park, nicknamed Garden of God, is located on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar. Along with watching different species the special attractions here are the Bear Safari, Lion Safari and a unique White Tiger Safari. One can take a toy train ride within the park. After going round the zoo, take a boat ride in Kanjia Lake, a wetland of national importance located along the Nandankanan Zoological Park, or visit the State Botanical Garden on the opposite side of the lake.

Gopalpur

Once a sea port Gopalpur, bustling with trade and commerce, in the Colonial Era today alluring tourists with its amazing peaceful beaches. The Gopalpur is considered to be one of India's most beautiful beaches largely due to its remoteness, its peace and its offbeat crowd. The beaches are sparkling gold which along with the azure water of the Bay of Bengal providing a perfect place to relax and immerse yourself in nature.

Diamond Triangle of Odisha – Ratnagiri, Lalitgiri & Udayagiri

Diamond Triangle of Odisha comprising of three places, known as Ratnagiri, Udayagiri & Lalitgiri. The diamond triangle name does not bear due to their location which is a perfect triangular pattern but because of the origin of Vajrajana sect of Buddhism. All the three places were hub of monasteries of Buddhism as mentioned by the 7th century traveler Huen Tsang. He described about the famous university of Pushpagiri which was at par with the universities of Nalanada, Taxila and Vikramshila of the then period.

Paradeep Port

Paradeep a well known city of Jagatsinghpur district in Odisha is an iconic port. Along with the port there are lots of things available in and around the city those create suitable environment for tour and picnic. Odisha tourism includes various Temples, Pleasing Waterfalls, Magnificent Forest, Beaches and many more attractions within Paradeep tourism. So plan your Paradeep tour packages with Odisha tourism.

Pipili Hata

Pipili, a town in Puri, Odisha is famous for its applique work, which is also considered as traditional art form of Odisha. The village of Pipili was set up for accommodating the craftsmen of Odisha and Pipili Hata is the local market that is open for all. In Pipili Hata you will get crafts, which involves embroidering and stitching of small pieces of colored cloth with Flowers, Animals, Village Scene and Traditional designs on to a larger base cloth. The cloth used for patch as well as base is cotton with different color combinations. The usual applique patchwork items are Garden Umbrellas, Wallets, Wall Hanging, lampshades, Pouches & Bags.

Things to Do

Enjoy Beach, Puri

Puri beaches, bordering the Bay of Bengal is one among the finest coastlines in East India. Adorned with golden sand tracking water, Puri beaches are renowned for its virginity and calm surroundings. Beach is the best place to relax and enjoy the sunset and sunrise. You can enjoy different water rides, camel and horse rides, different snacks items from sea side food stalls. The beach is also renowned for the Puri beach festival and sand sculptures made by internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik.

Boating, Chilika

The boat ride at Chilika Lake is very scenic. You will get chance to see beautiful different green Islands. If during winter you will visit you will come across many varieties of birds, who are becoming guest during this season. Along with seeing deep sea you will also see many fishing nets, fishing boats and prawn farms on the way. You can also ride to Satapada to see Dohphin project and Irrawady. Over all you will enjoy a great ride on water.

Watch Dolphin Satapada

Satapada is located at a distance of 48 KM from temple town of Puri. It is nearly 100 KM from Bhubaneswar. NH-203 A connects Satapada to Puri. This place is located by the side of Chilika and close to the mouth opening of Chilika lake to sea. The main attraction at Satapada is its Chilika boating and Dolphin watch. Tourist come to Satapada for a boat ride in Chilika lake and to watch Dolphins.

Visit Konark Temple

The UNESCO has listed the Sun Temple as a World Heritage Site. The structure of the temple resembles a colossal chariot, with 24 wheels, pulled by seven straining horses, and has a three-tiered pyramidal roof topped off by a fine spire. Along with visiting the Sun temple you can visit the museum of the archeological survey. The Konark beach is very much picturesque and one gets the beautiful sight of sunrise over here. One can also enjoy sunbathing here. Konark beach festival is very much famous among international tourists.

Visit Budhhist Circuit Ratnagiri

Ratnagiri, lying in the Jajpur district in the state of Odisha, is a famous Buddhist religious destination. The spot contains many significant Buddhist sculptures scattered around in the hillside. Some excavations have related the history of Ratnagiri to 6th Century AD and the Gupta Dynasty. According to an excavation of a vast monastery at Ratnagiri, it dates back to the Mahayana sect and the kings including Ashoka and others of the Gupta dynasty propagated Buddhism in this region. Several other clues of Buddhism – like the Monastery, Stupas, Chaityas, etc. are found in the region. Ratnagiri is known as a remarkable destination of learning for the Budhism of Tantric cult - known as Vajrayana. As hinted by Tibetan Buddhist texts, Kalchakrayana also bloomed considerably in the region.

Visit Peace Pagoda, Dhauli

Dhauli Giri or Shanti Stupa, also known as Peace Pagoda, is a Buddhist structure built jointly in 1972 by the Japan Buddha Sangh and the Kalinga Nippon Buddha Sangh. Situated on the opposite hill of Dhauli Giri, it was built through the Indo-Japanese collaboration.You can find splendid Edicts of Ashoka embossed on a mass of rock in Dhauli, beside the way to the hill summit. It is believed that Dhauli hill was the battlefield of the Kalinga War. Numerous artifacts tell us about the urban settlement at this place in the 3rd century B.C.

Khandagiri & Udaragiri Caves, Bhubaneswar

Khandagiri and Udayagiri caves once served as a residence of Jain monks; the whole construction is said to have happened during the rule of Kalinga King Karavela. Udayagiri and Khandagiri caves are rock cut caves excavated in two adjacent hills that rise abruptly from vast expanse of barren land. Both the hills stand separated only by a narrow road. Udayagiri hill which is 135 feet tall was earlier called Kumari Parvata whereas 118 feet high Khandagiri hill was known as Kumara Parvata. There are 33 rock cut caves in all. 18 are in Udayagiri cave whereas 15 are in Khandagiri caves.

Visit Temples of Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar is rightly called the “City Of Temples”. With more than 700 temples, this capital of Odhisha attracts devotees from not just the country, but even from the outside. Although a majority of them are dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Capital City also houses heritage structures related to Buddhism and Jainism. Each of these structures are characterized by magnificent architectural designs and beautiful sculptures. Apparently, the City derives its names from the Sanskrit name of Lord Shiva, Tribhuvaneswar and mythological references describe the area as Ekamra Kshetra and Shaiva Pitha.

Watch Crocodile Sanctuary, Bhitarkanika

Bhitarkanika is a Hot-spot of Biodiversity. It's home to largest population of salt water crocodile in India. The park is blessed with a vast mangrove ecosystem, which being spread across a vast area makes it second largest in the world. What makes this park even more intriguing is that it shares its borders with the famous Gahirmatha Beach and is surrounded by the Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary. You can also opt to go on adventure trails through the dense forests along with exciting boat rides.

Watching Birds, Chilika

Every year, millions of migratory birds traverse the same north-south routes across the world, known as flyways, between breeding and wintering grounds. Brackish Chilika Lake, in Odisha, is the largest wintering ground for migratory birds in the Indian Subcontinent. The serene wetlands at Mangalajodi, on the northern edge of Chilika Lake, attract a substantial proportion of these birds. Bird lovers went by boats in the sprawling waters of Chilika and watched birds that had migrated to the famous wintering ground after flying thousands of miles.

Best Time to Visit

Preferrable time for Odisha tourism is the winter season. Mostly the times starts from October - March period - especially November, December and January - when the weather is warm and dry. It gets uncomfortably hot in April - May, and the monsoon generally hits in June and lasts until the end of September. The first couple of months of the rainy season are also sweltering, but this is when Odisha's most famous festival, the Rath Yatra, takes place. If you want to visit the famous car festival then you have to visit Odisha in the month of June and July. So plan accordingly.

How to reach

By Air

Odisha has one International Airport which is located in the capital city, Bhubaneshwar(Biju Patnaik International Airport). Regular flights operate to and from the city. This Airport is further connected to the Airports of major cities like New Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Raipur, Varanasi, Mumbai and Chennai. After landed at Bhubaneswar you can plan your stay either in Bhubaneswar or can travel through your hired cab or by your booked hotel cab services to your destination.

By Rail

Bhubaneswar Railway Station is one of the most convenient and important Railway Stations in Odisha. The train network connects Bhubaneswar to major places of the country including Calcutta, Puri, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Tirupati and Trivandrum. There are many more rail heads other than the Bhubaneswar Railway Station. These stations connect Odisha to other towns and places within and outside the state.

By Road

Odisha is connected to a wide network of roads which are further connected to the rest of the country through National Highways and State Highways. This way, Odisha is easily accessible from all major cities of the country like New Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Raipur, Varanasi, Mumbai and Chennai.

Culture of Odisha

The culture of Odisha derived from various rulers as this land has been ruled by vivid rulers. Every rulers Arts and Crafts are mixed and formed a different culture of Odisha. It is the language and the culture of the Aryans mostly seen in Odisha. These people who made their entry from the North Eastern state have shown a decent cultural background. Present style of the living of the people of Odisha is a result of the racial and cultural amalgamation. The geography of the state contributes to its cultures of the Aryans and Dravidians. The people of Odisha are known for their rich cultural heritage and have an amalgamation of the Jagannath cult, the Vaishnav cult, Buddhism and Sivayat cult. Odia is the offical language mostly spoken here but there are other languages along with tribal languages are also spoken in few parts of the state.

Food of Odisha

Odisha has a very rich religious culture that has been reflected in the food as well. Odia cuisine is very simple yet delicious, prepared in little or no oil which not only enhances the taste, but makes them very healthy as well. Here, you will find a mix of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Again people here loves eating sweets and may be this is the reason they themselves are so lovable. Scroll down below to get a glimpse of the variety of unique, authentic delicacies which can only be found in Odisha. Our best 10 food are:

Chhena Podo(Milk Cake)

Chhena Podo literally means burnt cheese in Odia. It is prepared with well-kneaded Chhena or fresh cottage cheese, sugar and nuts and baked for hours till the aroma fills the air and it browns completely. A must have dish for your friends and family whenever you visit Odisha next time.

Podo Pitha(Spiced, Rice & Coconut)

This cake is baked with a lot of twist and is miles away from the cake which we normally eat. It's not easy to prepare either. It has a long list of ingredients and takes forever to bake. That's the reason people prefer to cook it once in a year. Most prepared during Raja festival (Swing Festival) in Odisha, Podo Pitha can be rightly called as the Godfather of all Pithas. Podo Pitha is traditionally prepared in a clay oven overnight, but now people bake in their oven to ease the process a little. With a slight burnt top, little spice of cardamom at each bite and that crunch of coconut and nuts along with a caramelized jaggery is sure to make you drool.

Dalma

Aah Dalma! You just can't get enough of dal, can you? However, this staple food comes with a unique twist when in Odisha. It is made with roasted moong dal without any onion or garlic. A few regular spices along with a cup of veggies are added to it to give it a lip-smacking flavour. Common veggies include Pumpkin, Plantain, Yam and Papaya, which work like magic on your overall health. Mostly eaten with rice, this finger-licking meal will more than satiate your appetite.

Pakhala Bhata(Water Rice)

Pakhala Bhata is the daily lunch for almost every household in Odisha during summers. It is prepared by soaking cooked rice in water and sour curd. Typically left overnight, and often served with potatoes, fried fish, papad and Badi choora, which is dried and nut-like urad and black gram. This fermented rice is the perfect dish to beat the heat and refreshes you from within. 20th March is celebrated as Pakhala Dibasa(Universal Pakhala Day) by all Odias to welcome summer season with Odisha's traditional food.

Dahi vada-Aloo dum

Yet another popular street food that we see after Gupchup in Odisha, is Dahi vada and Aloo dum. Go out at even 5 in the morning and you can see thela walas with their big pots of Dahi Vada and smaller pots filled with Aloo Dum. While everywhere else, Dahi Vada and Aloo Dum are considered to be two separate dishes, Odisha offers a distinctive blend of the both. The relishing taste of Dahi Vadas carefully neutralises the spiciness of Aloo Dum, giving the taste that every Odia craves for.

Santula

This classic Odia dish is a fried or boiled vegetable curry that slurps down your tongue with every spoon. With a blend of raw Papaya, Potato, Tomato and Brinjal, the dish is nothing less compared to any other healthy food. As the recipe is low on spices and high on greens, it is most commonly eaten for a healthy diet. You may want the dish to be mildly sauteed with milk and spices for an extra taste.

Ghanta

Ghanta in Odia means mixed. This dish is prepared by mixing a variety of vegetables and is mostly enjoyed during festivals. It's very high in nutrition and has got a typical taste which can be enjoyed with either Rice or Chapatti along with lentils soup.

Manda & Enduri Pitha

This is the steamed version of the Pitha. While Manda Pitha is prepared mostly during festivals, Enduri Pitha is reserved for Prathamashtami, a festival celebrated to pray for long life and well being of the first child in a family. Manda Pitha is basically made up of semolina stuffed with sweet filling. Enduri is made up of rice flour filled with sweet filling and steamed within turmeric leaves.

Mudhi Mansa

Baripada, a small town of Mayurbhanj distirct of Odisha is known for its Mudhi(puffed rice) and Mansa(mutton). Today this is gaining popularity throughout Odisha. Mudhi tastes utterly delectable with its mutton gravy counterpart.

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Major Touriest Destinations in Odisha

Puri
Puri

Puri

Situated in the eastern part of the Indian state of Odisha, is one of the four holy dhams of Hinduism and the hallowed seat of Lord Jagannath. Puri is a small city known for its pilgrimage importance.

Konark
Konark

Konark

Konark is a town situated in the Puri district in the state of Odisha, India. It is the site of the 7th century Sun Temple, also known as the Black Pagoda.

Chilka
Chilika

Chilika

Chilika Lake is the largest internal saltwater lake in Asia, it is a paradise on earth for bird watchers and nature lovers.

Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar

Bhubanswar emerged with century old name as Temple city is the capital city of Indian state Odisha.

Paradeep
Paradeep

Paradeep

A major port of Odisha , Paradeep is a major seaport town and a designated municipality area in Jagatsinghpur district of Odisha, India.

Cuttack
Cuttack

Cuttack

Cuttack City Known as Abhinaba Baranasi Kataka in the medieval age, Cuttack is one of oldest cities of Odisha.

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Odisha Tourism

Odisha the cultural state of India is the land of Paddy Fields, highest Tribal communities, golden Beaches, century old Temples, wild Parks along with many more attractions.

Odisha, the state with a glorious history, is filled with nature and adventure. Inhabited by tribal people, the not-so-developed state of Odisha must be visited to have the experience of the myriad wonders it has in store for everybody. Also known as the soul of India, Odisha is a place where you can relax on the beaches, visit the famous temples and explore the beauty and bounty of nature and wildlife. You can also find various monuments which gloriously stand to remind you of the history of the land.

The name Odisha is derived from Sanskrit word “Odra Vishaya” or “Odra Desa”. The ancient province of “Odra desa” or “Or-desa” was limited to the valley of the Mahanadi and to the lower course of the Subarnarekha River. It comprised the whole of the present districts of Cuttack and Sambalpur and a portion of Midnapore. It was bounded on the West by Gondwana, on the North by the wild hill states of Jashpur and Singhbhum, on the East by the sea and on the South by Ganjam.

The Odisha state, which was once a land of Kings and Kingdoms, now boasts of being rich source of natural resources. Its People, Temple Architecture, Classical Dance, Religions, Fairs and Festivals, unique Handlooms and Handicrafts, green Woodlands, Rock Caves, charming Blue Hills have always attracted Historians, Tourists and Travelers from all over the world. Its rich history, revolutionary Freedom movement, fascinatingly sculptured Temples and Monuments, Tribal life characterized by Dance, Music, Rituals, Hunting, Gaiety and Wild ways have become important topics of research for great historians and scholars.

Odisha's Art and Culture, Fairs and Festivals, Dances and Music are a treat for the tourists who love to see colours and wish to enjoy life to the fullest. Visit the soul state of India and come back with a bag full of memories that will remain etched in your mind for a long time.

Why book Odisha tour package with us?

Odisha is an amazing holiday destination, owing to the diverse experiences it offers. Go on Odisha tours with Odisha Tourism for a hassle-free visit to different destination to explore new things every time. With Odisha tourism you will find different charm and detail history of every places. The best thing with us for you is the customize holiday packages those you will love to adopt. Visit only those places, which you have selected from the list with your preferred services.

Local and travel experts would agree that the best time to book a holiday package for Odisha is from October to March i.e. during the winter season. The summers in Odisha are very uncomfortable with scorching heat and frequent rain showers during the monsoon from July to September become a hindrance in visiting the various Odisha points of interests. Hence, the winters serve as the best time to visit the tourist destination in Odisha with temperatures between 13°C to 27°C. Another advantage in winters is that it is the time for migratory birds here which can be observed at Chilka lake and other national parks.

The various Odisha tourism packages provide a soul-stirring journey to the travelers with a medley of traditions, culture and vibrant geographies. Odisha holiday packages help plan holidays to Odisha more efficiently as well as comprehensively so that the tourists can enjoy it without any hassles.

With much to offer ranging from the beautiful Rivers, Beaches, Temples, Leeds, Waterfalls and Wildlife, it is quite natural to find the Tourist destinations in Odisha packed all round the year. Some of the most famous and visited Odisha points of interest include the Puri Beach, Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves, Dhauli Giri Hills, famous Chilka lake, the Sun temple in Konark, Satakosia Tiger Sanctuary, Koraput, Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary, Jagannath temple in Puri, Tribal Museum, Nine Planet Shrine and Chausathi Yogini in Bhubaneswar. The Simlipal National Forest is a paradise for the nature lovers. The bird-lovers can enjoy watching the migrating birds at Chilika lake as well as the Wildlife Sanctuary during the winter months.

Enjoy comfortable Accommodation, healthy Meals, Airport Transfers and sightseeing services with our customizable Itineraries for tour packages for Odisha. Indulge in offbeat experiences in Odisha and make your getaway to this rather unexplored state of India special!

FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

Odisha is located in the eastern part of the country, it is bounded by the states of Jharkhand and West Bengal to the north and northeast, by the Bay of Bengal to the east, and by the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to the south and Chhattisgarh to the west.

Odisha is one of the most beautiful places to visit at any time of the year.

Odisha is an amalgamation of everything! Whether you are looking for Honeymoon, Adventure, Leisure, Beach, Hill Stations, Wild Parks or Water Destinations, you will find all your answers in Odisha.

Odisha is an important Tourism and Holy destinations of India. Travelers and visitors can reach this beautiful destination from any corner, involving via Road, Railways or Air easily.

Odisha has many Airports but among all Biju Pattnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar is the most active one.

In Odisha there are no such restrictions on clothing for the visitors. Till dressing sense of a visitor does not hurt the sentiment of their local culture and religious beliefs, visitors can dress according to their own preferences.

Indians certainly don't require any Visa or Passport to visit Odisha. However, both are mandatory for International tourists.

Odisha has many choices for Travelers and Tourists in terms of activities in which they can engage in. To list down a few, there are Water Sports activities, Wildlife Safaris, Trekking, Beach activities, Tribal Village Tours, Cultural Tours, Hiking, Beach Festivals, Religious Tours, Romantic Tours etc.

The boats are built in a way, visitors should not feel short for any amenities and facilities while enjoying boating in some places of Odisha.

Odisha is one of the most important parts of India. It follows the FOREX rate as decided by the Government of India.

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