Bhunaneshwar is the capital of Orissa and is an important link in the triangle that includes Konark and Puri. Tourists come here to experience the cultural, religious and natural beauty wonders of this place. Book the Bhubaneshwar Tour Packages to visit this city. There are beautiful monuments which exhibit the ancient heritage. The temples and shrines are all around this place and have been around since many centuries. The temples worth exploring with Bhubaneshwar Tour Packages are the Lingaraj Temple, Mahavir Jain Temple and the Vishwa Shanti Stupa. Visiting the temples here give an insight into the artistry and skill.
The Lingaraj Temple was built in the 11th century and represents the Oriya type of temple. According to legend, Lord Shiva had told Parvati that he preferred Bhubaneshwar to Benaras and so Parvati went to see the place. Lord Shiva made a lake for here which is Bindu Saras and took abode there as lingaraja. Bhubaneshwar Tour Packages gives you the opportunity to visit the Lingaraj Temple. Another temple is the Raja Rani temple which is said to be the best example of Oriya way of temple designing. The temple has carvings and sculpture of women. There is no deity here and the temple is surrounded by beautiful gardens.
The Mukteswara Temple was built in the 10th century and has a stone arch at the entrance. This arch is influenced by Buddhist culture and there are exquisite sculptures and carvings that adorn the temple. Parasurameswara temple is a cluster of many small temples with embellishments on the walls of animals, birds, floral designs and humans. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and was built in the 7th century. Another temple which one can visit with the Bhubaneshwar Tour Packages is the Savaranjaleswara temple which has depictions from the Ramayana. It is an elegant temple and is near the Parasurameswara temple.
Apart from these temples, the State Museum of Bhubhaneshwar displays a fine selection of local arts, weapons and archaeological artifacts. It gives a peep inside the tribal history of Orissa and has a huge collection of palm leaf paintings. One can visit the museum with Bhubaneshwar Tour Packages to learn more about the tradition and history of Orissa. The places to visit nearby are Atri, Khandagiri & Udaygiri, Nandankanan Sanctuary and Chilika Lake. The chilika Lake is a large lake where many migratory birds come in winters. One can go for boating in this lake. Book the Bhubaneshwar Tour Packages to visit this lake which attracts a lot of visitors.
Nandankanan Sanctuary has lush landscapes and offers the animals a natural habitat. One can see white tigers here and many other species of animals. Go on a safari here when you visit the sanctuary with Bhubaneshwar Tour Packages. Khandagiri and Udayagiri are twin hills where the caves of Jain monastery are situated. There are many caves which have beautiful carvings. The largest cave with exquisite carvings is the Rani Gupha. Enjoy the variety of attractions present in Bhubaneshwar and around with the Bhubaneshwar Tour Packages.
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