Top 10 Tourist Places to Visit in Odisha

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Odisha is a state known as a tourist hub, with a large number of religious, natural, historical and cultural attractions. People from around the country and the world come here to witness the glory of the state.

Here is a list of top 10 Tourist places to visit in Odisha:

  1. Paradeep

One of the most beautiful places in Odisha is Paradeep, which lies at the place where River Mahanadi falls into the Bay of Bengal. Some of the best attractions of the place are Paradeep Port, Light House, Ratnagiri Caves, Gahirmatha Beach, Gahirmatha Wildlife Sanctuary and Bhitakanika Wildlife Sanctuary.

  1. Barbil

The next name on the list of top 10 tourist places to visit in Odisha is that of Barbil, a beautiful place lying on the banks of River Karo right within verdant green hills. Tourists can visit places like Hawa Mahal, Murga Mahadev Waterfalls, Thakurani Hills, Uliburu Forest Reserve and Ghatgaon in this region.

  1. Bargarh

Bargarh, which lies in the western part of Odisha is a tourist attraction of historical importance. The most famous destination here is Gandhamardhan, which dates back to the period of Ramayana. It also has popular attractions like Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Kedarnath Temple, Chaldhar Waterfall and Papanga Hill.

  1. Jeypore

If you want to witness all the splendors of nature in a single place, then Jeypore is the best destination for you. Gupteshwar Caves, Deomali, Duduma Falls, Hatipathar, Jagannath Sagar and Kolab Botanical Gardens are some places worth visiting.

  1. Rourkela

Next among the most popular tourist places in the state is Rourkela, which houses the largest steel plant in the country. In addition to being an industrial hub, the city has a lot of other things to offer, such as Vedvyas Temple, Green Park, Badaghagra Falls, Khandadhar Falls and Nehru Traffic Park.

  1. Konark

Whoever visits the state of Odisha, will never miss Konark as it is the home of the ancient Sun Temple, which is a relic of the glorious history of the state. Equally famous are the Ramachandi Temple, Ramachandi Beach, Chandrabhaga Beach, Kuruma and Astranga.

  1. Sambalpur

Sambalpur is a treasure of natural beauty as well as cultural attractions. It has some amazing waterfalls and forests, in addition to diverse attractions like Hirakud Dam, Chiplima, Ushakothi Wildlife Sanctuary and Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary.

  1. Puri

For people with religious austerity, Puri is one of the best destinations to visit in Odisha. It is famous for its Ratha Yatra of Jagannath Temple, which is regarded as one of the biggest religious processions in the country. Thousands of people gather here on this occasion. Other noteworthy places in the city are Gundicha Temple, Puri Beach, Chilika Lake, Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary and Swargadwar Beach.

  1. Cuttack

Featuring next on the list of top 10 best tourist places in Odisha is Cuttack, the former capital of the state and the business hub of the state. It is famous for its picturesque beauty, religious places and handicrafts. Mahanadi Barrage, Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary, Barabati Fort and Singanatha Temples are the places to check out in the city.

1. Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar is the capital city of Odisha and also one of the most preferred place for tourists. It has more than 2000 temples, which earns it the name of temple city of India. Some of the famous attractions of the city are Lingaraja Temple, Udayagiri Caves, Brahmeshwara Temple, Dhauli Hill, Nandakanan Zoological Park and Satkosia Tiger Reserve.

All these destinations in Odisha are regarded as the best attractions of the state.