Bhubaneshwar is the largest capital of Odisha the Indian state. 2 years after India gained its independence from Britain, Bhubaneswar was declared as the capital of Odisha on 19 August 1949, changing from Cuttack. In 1946 the modern city of Bhubaneswar was designed by the great German architect Otto Königsberger, he also worked mainly in urban development planning in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, with the United Nations. There are many attractions for visit to Bhubaneswar with friends and families. Visitors can get an online cab service in Bhubaneswar very easily and explore the “City of Temple” and amazing artworks of great architects. Here are some pieces of info about visitable places in Bhubaneswar and nearby not only the temple and parks but also various historical spots.
Top 10 Places to Explore Bhubaneswar
On the basis of the tourist places nearby Bhubaneswar, you will find here lots of spots that can make your journey much joyful and full of experiences.
1. Lingaraj Temple, Bhubaneswar
First of All, I will suggest the Lingaraj Temple when visiting Bhubaneswar. Lingaraj Temple is the largest temple in the Bhubaneswar city, it is an ancient temple located in the “city of temples”, Bhubaneswar. As the name of the temple, Lingaraj suggests that this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, it was built by King Jajati Keshari in the 7th century. Many believe says that the Ling which is here is highly revered because that linga is a phallic form of Lord Shiva, many peoples say that Lord Shiva has appeared here naturally. The devotees of Lord Shiva must go to Lingaraj temple and explore the beauty of Bhubaneswar city by car rental in Bhubaneswar.
2. Hirakud Dam
Secondly, you can visit the Hirakud Dam as one of the best spots near Bhubaneswar. Hirakud Dam is one of the longest man-made dams in India and one of the world’s longest earthen dams. The Hirakud Dam is constructed across the Mahanadi River in Sambalpur, Odisha. It is more than 56 km long and it is a top spot among the local peoples and also for tourists to enjoy a refreshing day on the Mahanadi River. During the visit of the top 10 places to explore Bhubaneswar, the Hirakud Dam is making attracting huge visitors since 1956, and owing to its own place it is a famous spot to watch nature in a close-up view of its glory. By hiring a cab in Bhubaneswar, you can reach to watch this fantastic spot and refresh your day.
3. Parasurameswara Temple
Thirdly, Parasurameswara Temple would be a good religious thing to do. It is a unique model of the architecture of the Oriya style built in 650 A.D. In the north-west corner of the complex, there are one thousand Lingas, it is a special feature that makes a unique temple to the Parasurameswara Temple. In addition, it has a decoration with beautiful carvings of Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva, and Goddess Parvati. It is a perfect location for taking a visit when you plan for a tour in Bhubaneswar or nearby. You can book a cab in Bhubaneswar to reach Parasurameswar Temple and nearby places with your friends and families.
4. Rajarani Temple
In the next destination, it is Rajarani temple which is a famous Hindu temple in Bhubaneswar, it is an 11th-century old temple situated in the city of Bhubaneswar. The Rajarani Temple is also popular as “Love Temple” because in the temple you can find the beautiful designs of some sensuous carvings of women and couples. Inside the temple, there is no image of any god of Hinduism. Also, the temple doesn’t associate with a god or any other religion. The Rajarani Temple is open to all people no matter what religion it is. Interested persons can rent a cab in Bhubaneswar and visit the Love Temple, the Rajarani Temple.
5. Bindu Sarovara
Similarly, you can visit the Bindu Sarovara that is a water tank that is believed to be a holy lake by Hindus. Around the pond, there are a lot of temples which location are in the area of the Bindu Sarovar. The location of the Lingaraj Temple is also at the nearby of this pond. It is a belief that the water of the Bindu Sagar contains drops of the sacred rivers and pools of India. As the Ashokashtami festival, the people celebrate it with great zeal. And, the lake becomes a center of activity each year of the festival. During this festival, the main deity from the Lingaraja temple goes to the Bindu lake and bath here.
6. Orissa State Museum
Equally, the Orissa State Museum has a unique collection of some amazing artwork and craftwork items. It attracts millions of visitors per year to see the historical effect of the state. In the collection of this state museum, you can find many historic things such as bronze coins, musical instruments, stone sculptures, armors, and some pre-historic metal plates, etc. It is the best scenic place for those ones that are History enthusiasts. Plan to make a trip to Bhubaneswar by local cab service in Bhubaneswar and must visit this historic alive place.
7. Brahmeshwara Temple
In addition, the Brahmeshwara Temple may be one of the best destinations too. It is built in the 11th century and this temple is surrounded by four smaller temples. The Brahmeshwar temple is another relic of the Oriya style of architecture. The main fane in this temple is that the temple of Shivalingam and there is also a statue of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Book a cab now to reach the Brahmeswara temple and explore the Bhubaneswar city.
8. Tikarpada Wildlife Sanctuary
On the other hand, The Tikrapara Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over 795.52 sq km and offers its visitors to looks for its immense beauty, lush green nature, the beautiful water of the Mahanadi River, and also sometimes you can see famous Satsangia gorge and a variety of wild animals, birds. The distance between this sanctuary and the main city is about 140.4 kilometers. It makes the visit most interesting and full of natural Gyan while visiting top 10 places to explore Bhubaneswar.
9. Mukteswara Temple
Along with Tikrapara, it would be also a good and interesting thing to visit Mukteswara Temple, This temple is a 10th-century temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, it is 35 feet beautiful tall temple situated in Bhubaneswar city. The temple has beautiful sculptures and carvings depicting the stories of various Panchatantra. The Mukteswara temple is celebrating a festival every year that is famous as Mukteshwar Dance Festival. This festival is a real 3-day festival that makes it special for visitors visiting from worldwide. The distance from the Bhubaneswar is about 8.6 km. And, you can hire a taxi from Bhubaneswar to Mukteswara temple and explore the beauty of this temple.
10. Nandankanan Zoological Park
In addition, you can also visit this park for natural views alone or with your family. Nandankanan Zoological Park came in public in 1960, it is an amazing zoo which is in the forest. There are 210 enclosures in the Nanadakanan zoo. And, also there are 116 cages and 94 open moated enclosures which provide houses to the captive animals of Nandankanan. When you visit Bhubaneswar I recommend you to must-visit Nandankanan Zoological Park by outstation cabs in Bhubaneswar.