Explore Odisha

Straddling the western reaches of the beatific Bay of Bengal, Odisha is home to both pristine natural beauty, rich cultural diversity and a thriving urban sector. There are quaint fishing villages, rolling hills and miles and miles of beautiful beaches. There are vibrant cities, fertile flood plains, fresh water lagoons, beautiful forests and endless things to do. There is an abundance of seafood and the local food is simple yet delicious. The state is home to some of the most noted places of religious importance in India including the Jagannath Temple in Puri, the Sun Temple in Konark and the Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves near Bhubaneswar. Other places to visit and tourist attractions include wildlife sanctuaries, historic monuments, picturesque beaches and bird watching spots that can all be included in your Odisha tour.

History of Odisha – an Overview

Its history is more than 5000 years old that became famous during Kalinga Rule – ruled by the Great Ashoka – the greatest Mauryan Emperor who overcome almost the entire country and even neighboring countries as well. After Kalinga rule, Guptas ruled the state in the 4th century. 10th Century witnessed the Bhaumakara dynasty followed by the Soma Dynasty. When Mughal and British ruled the entire country, Odisha also became the witness of their ruling time. it became a constituent state of India in the year of 1950.
History of Odisha has treasured a lot that you can explore in awe inspiring monuments, ancient temples, numerous wildlife sanctuaries and national parks, stunning natural landscapes, and different UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Put simply, culturally rich land of Odisha (Orissa) is dotted with thousands of temples from the ancient time that confirm to the Indo Aryan Nagara Style of architecture with distinctive features specific to the region.