TheTourerFamily

New Member
Odisha – India’s Best Kept Secret. This line we read while we were crossing Odisha in 2020 on our 9000 KM road trip. We wanted to explore Odisha at that time but almost everything was closed due to COVID restrictions.

Deep in our hearts, we wanted to travel to Odisha to have the darshan of Shri Jagannath Prabhu, witness the grandeur of Konark Sun Temple, India’s largest Chilika lake and much more.

Konark Sun Temple


Konark Sun Temple

Last week we got the opportunity to visit Odisha and to fulfill our dream. We started from Chennai and took a halt at Vijaywada, next day we reached Bhuvnesher after a wonderful journey through the east coast of India.

While in Bhuvneshwar we visited 1100-year-old Lingaraj Temple, Mukteshwar Temple, Dhauli Peace Pagoda, Udaygiri and Khandagiri Caves.

Mukteshwar Temple


Mukteshwar Temple

The next day, we visited Puri to have darshan of Jagannath Prabhu, and later went to Konark Sun Temple. We had a guided tour to understand the history of the Sun temple followed by a beautiful Marine drive and Chandrabhaga beach.

Lingaraj Temple


Lingaraj Temple

Udaygiri and Khandagiri Caves are one of the most important places to visit for every history lover. The way caves were created for monks who used to meditate there away from public life are amazing.

Netaji Birthplace Museum


Netaji Birthplace Museum

We visited Cuttack too, which is the birthplace of the biggest leader of India “Subhash Chandra Bose”. In Cuttack, we visited the “Netaji Birthplace Museum” and got to know many unknown facts about his personal and public life and how he sacrificed his life for the freedom of the country. Check out my youtube channel for travel vlogs and subscribe if you like them.

Places to Visit near Bhubaneswar
  • Lingaraj Temple
  • Mukteshwar Temple
  • Kedar-Gauri Temple
  • Rajarani Temple
  • Udaygiri and Khandagiri Caves
  • Dhauli Peace Pagoda
  • Ashokan Rock Pillars
  • Puri Jagannath Temple
  • Puri Marine Drive Beach
  • Konark Sun Temple
  • Chandrabhaga Beach
  • Netaji Birthplace Museum
  • Cuttack Chandi Temple
  • Chilika Lake
It was a 2900 KM + road trip from Chennai – Bhuvneshwar – Puri – Konark – Bhuvneshwar – Cuttack – Chennai and it gave us countless memories.

Do let me know if you liked this travelogue.
 
Top