Talks about Odisha start with Jagganath Puri and ends with Konark’s Sun Temple. Traveller and backpacker community ignore Odisha despite the fact that it hides a world of temples, food, the roaring Bay of Bengal, tranquil beaches, and an astonishing wildlife hidden in the greenest mangrove you’ll ever find in this country.
Every year, millions of tourists gather in Jaggannath Puri to witness the amazing Rath Yatra. The festival ends and they leave. With a small itinerary, they can realize how amazing this state is.
Odisha is a land of temples. These temples are spread all across the state and they all reflect the brilliance of architecture and design. Apart from Jaggannath Puri, the temples of Bhubaneshwar, most importantly, Lingraja Temple is an exquisite piece of construction and design. This 11th century temple is dedicated to the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva and statues of dancers, kings, queens, hunters and other characters from mythological stories fill the walls.