the only state that showcases India's wealth in its splendid temples, shrines, glistening golden
beaches and crowing architecture, sculptures and other diverse arts and crafts.
Lying on the eastern coast of India, Orissa was earlier called Utkal in deference to its wealth of arts and crafts.
Orissa, Kalinga or Utkala of ancient times with an area of over 1.55 lakh sq km lies in the tropical zones. Kissing the sunlit waters of
the Bay of Bengal in the east and the heavily forested blue hued hills of the Eastern
Ghats, the state's dazzling diamond - like reflection what the
Travelmasti appetite with her elegance, refinement, grace, radiance, splendors and magnificence. Her rural tranquility, great forestlands
inhibiting all sorts of wildlife, gentle coastline, deep valleys of the Mahanadi the Brahmani and the
Bansadhara, lush paddy fields and green
forests constitute an experience unprecedented. Famous Chilika lake with two beautiful islands - Parikud and
Malud, is home to thousands to
migratory birds. Gushing waterfalls, hundreds of feet high roar down with a thunder in sanctuaries and forest lands the largest Lion Safari of
India, and the only White Tiger Safari in the world are located on the outskirts of
Bhubaneshwar. The golden triangle of Bhubaneshwar, the
cathedral city of India, Puri, a coastal town and beach resorts, and Konark famous for the great temple of Sun God, attracts the largest number
Bhubaneshwar is home to over 600 architectural marvels.
seat of Jagatguru Shankaracharya, its beautiful beaches with their
splendid sunsets are a great draw with travelers. Earlier called
Arakshatra, Konark is famous for the Sun Temple, also known as the Black
Pagoda. Art and crafts, temples and sanctuaries, beaches and waterfalls,
hot springs and alluring lakes, fascinating vegetation and wildlife make
Orissa aesthetically innervating, visually fascinating, charismatically
colourful and vibrant. Orissa with her hospital environs and ancient
linkages, awaits Travelmasti pursuer with her open hands and much much