Go here for: Religious, Cultural, Pilgrimage
Bhubhaneshwar is a beautiful place, steeped in history and with all the charms of a laid-back city. It offers that perfect blend of modernity and history, which comes with being a planned city and home to several ancient temples.
Over the years, the city has been changing continuously, and fastidiously, like a young girl keen to follow all the fashion trends. But luckily, its original character has remained intact. Malls, cafes and bars have come up (I hear the city will have Inox soon) during the last few years, but the Jain monuments at Khandagiri, Nandankanan zoo, Lingaraj temple and the Dhauligiri stupa (also see the Buddhist circuit section)—situated in and around the city—still continue to be crowd-pullers.
It’s quite a paradox for those who don’t understand Bhubane + more about Bhubaneswar