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About Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar is the capital of the East Indian state of Orissa (Now Odisha).

Bhubaneswar, like Orissa, is known for its architecture and ancient temples. It is also the destination of many pilgrimages for Buddhists and Hindus. The 10th century Lingaraja temple, dedicated to Shiva, has been described as “the truest fusion of dream and reality.” The surface of the 55 meter high Lingaraja temple is covered with carvings. Sculpture and architecture fused elegantly to create a perfect harmony.

Hotels in Bhubaneswar

By plane

Orissa & Chhatisgarh Tribal Tour Day 01Air India operates daily flights to and from Delhi- Bhubaneswar – Delhi Mumbai – Bhubaneswar – Mumbai Bangalore- Bhubaneswar – Bangalore Hyderabad – Bhubaneswar – Hyderabad .

Jet and JetLite (previously Sahara Airlines) operate a direct flight to and from Delhi and 2 flights daily from Kolkata(one in the morning and one in the evening).

Kingfisher operates direct flights daily from Mumbai, Delhi, Banglore and 2 direct flights daily from Kolkata(one in the morning and one in the evening).

By train

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Bhubaneswar is the divisonal headquarters of East Coast railways.Some major trains connecting Bhubaneswar with:
Rajdhani Express, Neelachal Express, Kalinga Utkal Express and Purushottam Express Mumbai (Bombay) Konark Express and Lokmanya Tilak Express etc.
New Delhi

Rajdhani Express, Neelachal Express, Kalinga Utkal Express and Purushottam Express Mumbai (Bombay) Konark Express and Lokmanya Tilak Express etc.
Chennai (Madras)

Coromandel Express, Chennai Howrah mail etc.
Howrah (Kolkata)

Dhauli Express, Janasatabdi Express, Coromandel Express, Howrah Puri Express,Shri Jagannath Express, Falaknuma Express,Howrah Chennai Mail,Howrah Yesvantpur Express,EastCoast Express etc.
Hyderabad (Secunderabad)

Falaknuma Express, East Coast Express, Konark Express, Visakha Express etc.
Bangalore

Prashanti Express, Yeshwantpur Howrah Express, Yeshwantpur Guwahati Express(only on Mondays), Guwahati Express (wed,thu,fri)

By road

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Bhubaneshwar is situated on the National Highway no.5 that runs between Kolkata and Chennai. It is 480 km from Kolkata, 445 km from Visakhapatnam, 1225 km from Chennai, 32 km from Cuttack, 130 km from Chilika Lake (Barkul), 184 km from Gopalpur-on-sea, 64 km from Konark, 62 km from Puri.

From Bhubaneswar after traveling 20 km there is a place known as Pipili. This place is famous for patching cloth design locally known as “Chandua”. From the center of Pipili market one has to take left turn to go towards Konark and the straight road goes to Puri.

Get around

Citybus

City Bus

Town buses ply throughout the city. These are government-run and extremely cheap. You can buy bus tickets enroute. Extreme caution is advised in using these buses as typical of any other Indian city.

By Taxi

Auto-rickshaw drivers in Bhubaneswar are courteous and helpful. Still, negotiate a rate with the driver beforehand, and make sure that the driver understood your destination. For the budget traveler, Bhubaneswar offers shared autos, where you can make journeys even for Rs. 5.

Auto-BhubaneswarThere are several taxi companies operating in Bhubaneswar. They charge by the distance. There is a minimum fare for first few kilometres and for every subsequent kilometre they charge in increments. Cabs are the best choice in case you want to tour the city all day or visit nearby places. Also, generally there is a special price (‘tour package’) if you can bargain for it. Foreign nationals are advised to carry local currency.

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