Explore & Experience Odisha

Quintessential Temples

Odisha is a land of temples. The concentration of the largest number of temples all over the state has made it a centre of unique attraction for the scholars, indologists, tourists and others.Architecture in Orissa found its supreme expression in the form of temples, some of which are among, finest in the country. Of these, three …

Trails of Buddhisim

The outstanding contributions of Orissa towards the Buddhist culture is uncountable. In past Buddhism occupied a great position in religious history of Orissa. Lord Buddha is rightly said the light of Asia. The relation of Orissa with Buddhism is very ancient.  The advent of the religion came about in the most popular form after the …

Exquisite Arts & Crafts

A land of rich and diverse artistic achievements, Orissa’s art and culture the products of a long historical process in which the spiritual, philosophical the humane dimensions have merged to yield the finest effects of cultured civilised life. Culture imparts flavour and animation to the social and religious activities of people. It flows as an …

Sun Sea & Sand

Find out more about Orissa’s 482 kilometers of spellbinding coastline.Wherever you find them, our sandy beaches are just as you imagine – uncrowned and utterly enticing. You can marvel at World Heritage-Konark Sun Temple, chill out at a beach retreat or just enjoy smoked fish and chips on the shore. However you experience our coastline, …

Wonders of Nature

Find out where you can get up close and personal to nature’s spectacle in Orissa. Surrounded by emerald green mountains and verdant valleys, Orissa loving embraces an amazing variety of flora and fauna. The state’s incredible wildlife can leave any onlooker spellbound. Home to the biggest brackish water lake in Asia, the second biggest mangrove …

Dance & Music

Orissa has a glorious tradition of music.The figures of dancers  and musicians carved on ancient temple walls  speak of Orissa’s rich musical heritage. There were saint-poets of Orissa who composed lyrical poems to be sung. Bards usually went from place to place singing these songs which were meant to propagate religious ideas in various religious. instructions …

Ethnic Tribes of Odisha

Odisha  is uniquely proud for the tinted spread of ethnic mosaic brought over by the 62 culturally vibrant tribes including 13 primitive tribal groups, who are found sprinkled all over the state. Across the Eastern Ghats, lies the hinterland of Orissa, the home of ancient tribes-the Didayi and the Bonda of Koraput, and the Kondhs …

Odisha Cultural Festivals

Konark Festival (1st-5th December) The annual Konark Festival, which is held in an open air auditorium with the temple as the backdrop, showcases a magical parade of India’s classical and traditional dance forms. Eminent dancers and their troupe delight visitors in the wintry evening of early December with dramatic choreographies. Besides, the dance performances the …

Odisha’s Tribal Festival

Chaitra Parva The most important festival of the tribal people of Koraput is Chaitra Parva.It is also observed by the Bhuiyans of Mayurbhanj, Sudargarh and Keonjhar. Bhuiyans are an ancient Hinduised tribe who greatly influenced the culture of the other tribes. They are also found in Seraikela and Kharswan regions of the district of Singbhoom in Bihar, …

Odisha Regional Festivals

Odisha is not only a land of magnificent monuments, golden beaches, precipitous waterfalls, sprawling lakes, healing hot springs, luxuriant forest, intricate handicraft etc. but also a land of colourful fairs and festivals. Every season in Orissa has a variety of occasions to celebrate. Many of the festivals are observed at more than one place on …

Around Bhubaneswar Puri & Konarak

Places around Bhubaneswar UDAYAGIRI AND KHANDAGIRI CIRCA FIRST CENTURY B.C. (10 KM) Udayagiri (33m.) and Khandagiri 37.5m) look like some incongruous growth in the midst of a vast plain. The twin hills are important landmarks in ancient Orissan history.The rock-mass, a coarse-grained sandstone formation in different shades of yellow or grey, is often considered unsuitable …