Odisha is a complete package in all aspect, where you can enjoy serene and rustic hills, scenic waterfalls, historic monuments & heritage sites, crowded as well as silent beaches, lakes and holy pilgrimage sites. Three-quarters of the state is covered in mountain ranges and eastern part is gifted with 480kms of coastline on Bay of Bengal. Odisha has two National parks and nineteen sanctuaries housing numerous species of flora and fauna. White tigers, Olive Ridley, migratory birds, crocodiles are the key wildlife attractions. Odisha is surrounded by Andhra Pradesh to its south sharing Eastern Ghats with the state, Chhattisgarh to its west and north-west, Jharkhand to the north and West Bengal to the north-east. The state is well connected with neighbouring states and important cities through roadways, airways and railways. The landscape varies from hills to beautiful beaches & lakes and dense forests to smart cities.
Odisha is famous for its rich culture and heritage. The ruins of sun temple Konark, the amazing sacred ancient Jagannath and Lingaraj temples, Buddhist places like Dhauligiri, Ratnagiri are the symbols of Orissa's cultural heritage. Traditional handicrafts like applique work of Pipili, silver filigree work of cuttack, brass and bell metal work, pattachitra (cloth painting) of Raghurajpur, stone carving attacts many national as well as international travellers. Odisha has a glorious tradition of music and dance. Odissi dance (one of the 8 classical dance of India), Gotipua dance and Sambalpuri dance are pride of Odisha.
Rath Yatra festival is celebrated annually in Puri, Odisha. During this world renowned festival, lord Jagannatha is worshipped along with his brother lord Balabhadra and ...Read More
Dhauli Kalinga Mahotsav is celebrated on foot hills of Dhauli Shanti Stupa in association with Odisha Dance Academy. The festival is celebrated to keep odia ancient ...Read More
Dhanu Jatra is unique open air theatrical drama based performance in Bargarh. The place sets World's biggest open air theatre for this festival spreading across a 6km ...Read More
The Odias are distinguished by their ethnocultural customs as well as the use of the Odia language. Odisha's relative isolation and the lack of any discernible outside influence has contributed towards preserving a social and religious structure.
The name, Odisha (formerly Orissa), refers to the current state in India. But in the different era the region and parts of the region were known by different names. The term "Odisha" is derived from the ancient Prakrit word "Odda Visaya".
Odisha is a state in the Republic of India. It is situated in the eastern part of the country. It is surrounded by West Bengal to the north-east and in the east, Jharkhand to the north, Chhattisgarh to the west and north-west and Andhra Pradesh to the south.