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    5 Best Tourist Destinations In Odisha For Your Next Vacation

    Odisha also known as the “land of Lord Jagannath”, is a vibrant place with heritage temples and a serene atmosphere. This coastal state also offers a ...
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    Updated at - 2023-01-25,12:00 IST
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    The breathtaking beaches, picturesque temples, and other tourist attractions make Odisha one of India's most attractive states. The tourist destinations in Odisha will make a lasting impact, from the heritage Jagannath Temple to the architectural beauty of the Konark Sun Temple and the tranquil  Puri Beach. If you plan to visit this state, be sure to include one of these top tourist spots in your schedule:-

    1. Puri 

    Puri

    Puri is a must-visit location for devotees and people who love travelling. An important Char Dham is found in Puri. You can indulge in a variety of water sports, go bird watching, relax by the Bay of Bengal, and pay homage to various gods at the numerous temples. Aside from showing devotion at one of the city's many temples, you may unwind by the water, engage in fun activities nearby, and visit Chilika Lake Bird Sanctuary to see a variety of species.

    2. Bhubaneswar 

    Bhubaneswar

    Bhubaneswar, also known as the "Temple City of India", is a wonderful fusion of the old and new civilisations. There are many places to visit in Bhubaneswar, from lush parks and lakes to historic temples and caves. The city is renowned for having a thriving economy. As the epicentre of religious tourism, Bhubaneswar is home to a variety of magnificent temples that were built hundreds of years ago.  

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    3. Cuttack 

    Cuttack

    The second-largest city in Odisha and the state's former capital is Cuttack. Cuttack is always buzzing with cultural events and is the site of many festivals, including the Baliyatra, which honours the historic trade connections between Java, Bali, and Sumatra. There is also Durga Puja and the Kite Festival that takes place in January. 

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    4. Baripada 

    Baripada is a city known for its exquisite culture and nature. Since Baripada's Rath Yatra is the largest and oldest after that of Puri, the city is also known as Dwitiya Srikhetra (Second Puri). It is the location of the renowned Rathyatra, which attracts huge crowds. They only permit women to pull the Rath (chariot) of Maa Subhadra. It is regarded as one of the top destinations in Odisha for pilgrimages.

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    5. Chandipur 

    Chandipur

    It is a small seaside town that provides total peace and calmness. Visit this place if you want to have some quality time with your loved ones. It is also locally known as Chandipur-on-sea. Chandipur Beach is a wonderful spot to be. This place also serves some of the best seafood, like prawns and pomfret, which is a treat for seafood lovers. Don't miss the sunrise and sunset at this place as it is a feast for the eyes. 

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