Things to do in Bhubaneswar

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Things to Do in Bhubaneswar


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Top Attractions in Bhubaneswar

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  • RBALSARI1
    Mumbai, India12 contributions
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    This is one of the oldest temples in the region built by the Kalinga empire, dating back to the 10th Century. It is very well maintained and a must visit place in Bhubaneshwar. There are around 108 temples in the complex. One needs to leave their footwear and mobiles at the counter. They charge a nominal fee of Rs. 5/- per item, but it is very safe. After visiting the temple, do not forget to visit the temple viewing platform located on Rath Road, from where one can view the entire temple premises.
    Written May 6, 2024
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  • Ramesh
    New Delhi, India46 contributions
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    It is a zoo where you will find lots of of animals. Ticket booking through WhatsApp QR is available. So don’t stand in queue I to book tickets. Take battery cart and visit the zoo. It takes about two hours to see the park. Children enjoy much. Don’t miss it during your Bhuvneshwar visit.
    Written January 8, 2024
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  • binitarath
    Bhubaneswar, India40 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    a must visit place.the caves tell a lot of story.the fine arts will tell the story of their time.u can find so much things as read in history.we loved the place.the caves are beautiful.u can just imagine how the peoples live would have been. just visit and enjoy.
    Written April 30, 2024
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  • Ananya Shweta
    Mumbai, India119 contributions
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    We took a early morning flight to morning to Bhubaneswar. After landing we took a cab to the Dhauli Giri Hills. This was Day 1 of our Odisha trip.

    It is a calm and best place for meditating in the morning. The sculpture showed the some moments of lord Buddha's daily life. The architecture is beautiful and simple. The place is well maintained. There is a temple of lord Shiva behind this.

    It took us less than half an hour to reach from the airport early morning at 8 am ~ and we spent almost an hour there post which we continued on our car ride towards Puri via Pipli village where we saw some really nice handicrafts.
    Written April 16, 2023
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  • Sur
    18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Mukteshwar Temple in Bhubaneswar is a stunning testament to ancient Indian architecture, renowned for its intricate carvings, majestic spire, and spiritual significance. Built in the 10th century during the reign of the Somavamsi dynasty, this temple is a masterpiece of Kalinga architecture, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the region.

    Despite being more than a millennium old, the Mukteshwar Temple remains remarkably well-preserved, thanks to ongoing conservation efforts by archaeological authorities. It continues to attract devotees, scholars, and tourists from around the world, who come to marvel at its architectural splendor and spiritual significance.
    Written May 17, 2024
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  • abrahamsuji
    Bangalore District, India466 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exclusive view of our cultural past. Excellent opportunity to revisit our past. Spacious premises & immersive experience
    Written April 11, 2024
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  • Pooja S
    Pune, India27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Attended evening aarti here. It was a divine experience. A little ahead of ram mandir you will find some amazing chats and other street food.
    Written March 22, 2024
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  • cutelady Baluch
    Muscat Governorate, Oman3,187 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Entrance fees 20 INR
    Beautiful architecture of temple built in 11th century...
    The place have a beautiful garden as well
    Good place to take pictures..
    Written March 20, 2024
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  • Voyager_Nineteen71
    Pune, India570 contributions
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    We went to these caves on an evening and it was extremely crowded. The caves are very old and there is quite some history to this place. There is a temple at the top of the caves. Overall an above average experience that can be given a miss.
    Written July 24, 2023
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  • cutelady Baluch
    Muscat Governorate, Oman3,187 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Free entrance..
    Amazing architecture of the temple..
    I had a beautiful experience Here you will see various posture of Lord Buddha.
    Located at the Hill of mountains. You can see a beautiful scenery
    And Daya River is clear from this point
    Written March 19, 2024
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  • Lost Traveller
    Warsaw, Poland288 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bhubaneswar is called as temple city, but this place usually skipped from most of those "main stream" lists..
    <10 km from railway station and at outskirt of city - can use city cycle facility to come ! few from 64 idols are missing, but nevertheless you can find some unique here, no roof temple, un-common idols like one leg lord shiva, and city view from wall - all far from noise, pollution and tourist traps..
    Written November 30, 2023
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  • Voyager_Nineteen71
    Pune, India570 contributions
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    We visited this temple just before its closing time. Very quiet and well maintained like all ISKCON temples. Must take some time to sit in the temple and experience the peace. Worth a visit.
    Written July 24, 2023
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