The eastern state of India, Odisha is famous for the sacred Jagannath Temple. Nonetheless, that is not the only thing the state has to offer. With wildlife reserves, beaches, temples, and monuments, Odisha has so many places to visit.

So, plan a vacation and relish the art and culture during your visit to the best places in Odisha:

1. Puri 

This coastal city of Odisha is world-famous for Jagannath Temple & Longest Golden Beach. As a part of the four Dhams, this sacred temple is always crowded with pilgrimages. Take a bath in the seas and relish the delicious seafood during your stay. You can also try coming on the Rath-yatra.

Places to Visit in Puri:

  • Puri Beach, 
  • Jagannath Temple, 
  • Chilika Lake & more.

Best Time To Visit: July to March

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2. Bhubaneswar

The capital city of Odisha, Bhubaneswar, is one of the most visited places in the state. Explore the numerous temple and learn about the heritage. The fine artwork carved in the temple lures thousands of tourists.

Places to Visit in Bhubaneswar:

  • Udayagiri & Khandagiri caves, 
  • Ratnagiri Buddhist Excavations, 
  • Bindu Sarovara, 
  • Nandan Kanan Zoological Park, & more.

Best Time To Visit: October to March

3. Konark

This ancient city of Odisha, Konark, is a popular tourist hub with its age-old temple of the Sun God. The unique sculpture and craving of this temple have also made its name on the list of Worlds heritage sites. Moreover, this serene beach makes it a perfect place for lovers. Watch the beautiful sunset with your loved ones on this beach.

Places to Visit in Konark:

  • Konark Sun Temple
  • Chandrabhaga Beach 
  • Ramchandi Beach & more.

Best Time To Visit: September to March

4. Cuttack 

Explore the beauty of wildlife and nature along with ancient ruins on your tour in this vintage city of Orissa, Cuttack. The birthplace of patriot Subhash Chandra Bose has so many things to offer.

Places to Visit in Cuttack:

  • Mahanadi Barrage, 
  • Fort of Barabati, 
  • Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary, 
  • Ansupa Lake, & more.

Best Time To Visit: July to March

5. Paradip 

The seaport city of Odisha is the best place for you if you love nature. The golden beach, tropical sun, verdant forests, and water streams will soothe your soul. Plan a holiday to enjoy some quality time with your family.

Places to Visit in Paradip:

  • Paradip Port, 
  • Gahirmatha Sanctuary
  • Lighthouse, & more.

Best Time To Visit: October to February

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6. Rourkela

Although this industrialist city is well-known for its steel plants, there is much more to see for tourists. Explore valleys, dams, caves, parks, and heritage temples during your stay. Buy some souvenirs for your relatives from the market.

Places to Visit in Rourkela:

  • Nehru Traffic Park, 
  • Vedavyas & Vaishno Devi Temple,
  • Hanuman Vatika,
  • Badaghagra Falls, & more.

Best Time To Visit: July to March

7. Chandipur

Tucked away from the locality, this secluded town, Chandipur, is the perfect place to spend some leisure time with your loved ones. Take a few days off and breathe fresh air in the lap of nature. Try out the seafood dishes, including prawns and pomfrets.

Places to Visit in Chandipur:

  • Chandipur beach, 
  • Similipal forest reserve, 
  • Panchalingeswar Shrine, & more.

Best Time To Visit: November to March

8. Gopalpur

Nestled on the east coast of the Bay of Bengal, Gopalpur Beach is a beautiful place for a weekend retreat. Encircled by coconut and casuarina groves, this place looks like a picture from a postcard. There are several luxury resorts near the beach. Enjoy your day’s walking on the beach and savoring the chef-made food.

Places to Visit in Gopalpur:

  • Gopalpur Beach, 
  • Mahabaleshwar Beach, 
  • Haripur Sea Beach, & more.

Best Time To Visit: November to February

9. Daringbadi

The Kashmir of Odisha, Daringbadi, will enchant you with its coffee plantations, waterfalls, rivers, and pristine nature. Plan a weekend getaway with your family and friends to enjoy the stunning vista.

Places to Visit in Daringbadi:

  • Doluri River, 
  • Putudi Waterfalls, 
  • Dasingbadi waterfalls, 
  • Badangia waterfalls, & more.

Best Time To Visit: September to May

10. Dhauli

Snuggled on the banks of the river Daya, Dhauli harbors the memorials of Great Ashoka and the Kalinga kingdom. Visit the famous Sanchi Stupa and the rock edicts on your tour.

Places to Visit in Dhauli:

  • Dhauli Shanti Stupa, 
  • Dhabaleswar, 
  • Kalinga War Battlefield, & more.

Best Time To Visit: July to February

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