Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Orissa, has amazingly a colossal aggregate of 500 sanctuaries even today. Known as the ‘Sanctuary City of India’, it was once home to around 7,000 such sanctuaries. Twelve out of 500 mirror the splendor of the Orissan style of engineering. What is most intriguing is the way that these sanctuaries, overwhelming the city horizon, are situated inside sensible strolling separation from each other.
Summers are hot with temperature achieving a most extreme of 40 degrees centigrade. Winters, be that as it may, are wonderful with temperature drifting around 16 degrees. October to March is the perfect time to visit this city of sanctuaries.
The 54-meter-high tower of the sanctuary rules the Bhubaneswar scene. Committed to Lord Lingaraj (Shiva), the sanctuary is set in a walled compound, with the Lingaraj being encompassed by numerous littler places of worship. Amid February/March, the Shivratri celebration is commended here with extraordinary intensity, pulling in a huge number of travelers from the whole way across the nation.
The Parsurameswara Temple, one of the most established in Bhubaneswar, has a history going back to the seventh century. The sanctuary possesses a position near the principle Bhubaneswar-Puri street. This best saved antiquated sanctuary has elaborate bas reliefs of elephant/steed parades and Shiva pictures.
Set amidst well-laid-out patio nurseries, the Rajarani Temple exhibits some suggestive carvings of ladies and couples. The sanctuary is considered as a part of a portion of the best sanctuaries of the city. Be that as it may, this eleventh century sanctuary is no more being used for love.
Lying near the Prsuramesvera Temple, this tenth century sanctuary is similar to a diamond in the rich embroidered artwork of Orissan structural history. Especially intriguing are the delightful carvings of smaller people. Figures of female warriors, servants, elephants and monkeys can be seen on the dividers of the sanctuary. An extensive green sanctuary tank inside of the premises of the sanctuary is yet another fascination here.
Khandagiri and Udayagiri Caves
These Jain caverns, having a place with the second century BC, are a window to the life and times of the Jain religious austerity. They give a thought of the improvement of the sculptural craftsmanship in the second century. Khandagiri has amazingly 19 caverns while Udaigiri has an aggregate of 44.
The Bhubaneswar Airport (3 km from downtown area) associates the city to all the significant destinations of the nation. There are customary flights to Delhi, Kolkata, Vishakhapatnam, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Chennai and Mumbai. The railroad station is situated in the heart of city and there are various superfast trains interfacing the city to various parts of the nation.