orissaOrissa, boasts a rich and cultural heritage. Orissa lies on the eastern coast of India, with the water of bay of bengal. Its have a magical impact of green valleys, blue hills, lush green forests, and golden beaches. Modern Orissa is now one of the most popular with tourists.

The hill forests of central Orissa are a tribal area and the home of wild animals. Most of orissa horn work, brass and ironware, silk and handloom products – the sambalpuri and cuttack saris owe their fineness, to a rigorously developed folk handicraft centers, but beautiful temple cities where pilgrims come to worship and to celebrate festivals.

Orissa is famous for its traditional and religious temples. Orissa has a chequered history of the buddhist, jain and Hindu cultures.

ORISSA FACTS AND FIGURES
Area 155,707 Sq. km
Capital Bhubaneshwar
Temperature
Summer : Max 49 °C, Min 27 °C.
Winter : Max 49 °C, Min 27 °C.
Language
Oria, Hindi, & English
Best Time to Visit
October to March

HOW TO REACH

By Air : Bhubaneswar is the only civil airport in the state connected to different parts of the country through regular flights. The major cities connected to Bhubaneswar are Calcutta, Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Delhi, Hyderabad, and Mumbai.

By Rail : There is an extensive railway network that connects different parts of the state to the other parts of the country. Bhubaneswar and Puri are the major railheads for the state.

By Road : There is a good road network in the state connecting it with the other parts of the country as well as different places within the state. The National Highways 5, 6, 23, 42, and 43 pass through the state.

ORISSA MAJOR CITIES
Bhubaneswar » Puri » Baripada » phulbani » Sambalpur » Cuttack » Chilika » Konark » Dhenkanal » Simplal » Rourkela » Jaypore » Keonjhar » Bhawanipatna