Bhubaneswar Buzz

Things to do in Bhubaneswar by Taranisen Pattnaik : An awesome photostory covering the length and breadth of the city


Brahmeswar Temple

Rajarani temple

Mukteswar Temple Complex

Lingaraj Temple

Chausathi Jogini Temple, Hirapur, near Bbsr…a must visit

Try breakfast (jalakhia in Odia) at a street shop like Rabi Bhaina’s(Unit 6 Ganga Ngr) or Mohan Rao’s Anna South Indian (CRP Sq) among the few popular stalls. For fine dine, you can still go to Hotel Priya (Kharabela Ngr)

Among breakfast items, one can try chhenapoda in pix (roasted cottage cheese), chhena jhili, (fried cheese dipped in sugar syrup), fried items like bada or aloochop with ghuguni (yellow peas curry), chakuli pitha (black gram+rice based flat cake), chittau pitha(rice based) etc

Visit historical sites…
Sisupalgarh – said to be world’s 1st planned urban city, best known for its 16 pillars

Dhauli Ashokan edicts – in fact there are two inscriptions now. One below this monolithic elephant image n another just near the turning towards it

The twin hills of Khandagiri n Udayagiri known for its caves for monks. Originally there were 117 caves made by King Kharavela, out of which only 33 caves are now intact

Attend heritage walks n visit various museums
11. Ekamra Walks at Old Town on every Sundays n at Khandagiri-Udayagiri hills on every Saturdays from 6.30am

Guided museum walk at Odisha Crafts Museum, Pokhariput on every Sundays from 3 30 pm. Entry Fees: Rs50/-. Museum timings-10 to 5pm (Mon closed)

13. Odisha State Museum, Lewis Road, Bbsr. Timings-10 – 4.30*pm (Mon closed). Entry Fees for Adult Indian-Rs20/-.

Museum of Tribal Art & Artefacts (Tribal Museum), CRP Square, Bbsr. Timings 10-5pm, Entry-Free, Photography allowed now

Regional Museum of Natural History, Acharya Vihar, Bbsr. Timings-10-6pm (Mon closed), Entry free.

Have lunch at …..Ananta Vasudeva Temple with Abhada (pure veg Odia temple food) cooked in earthen pots since 13th cent. Avg rate-Rs100/-. Have a look at its kitchen facility n stunning temple too, foreigners allowed

Odisha Hotel ,Saheed Nagar (branch at Patia), best known for its various Odia veg & non-veg items like mutton, chicken, fish, dalma, badi chura etc served in brass thali.

Visit nature zones near Bbsr !Deras n its nearby Jhumuka Dam, around 15 kms from Bhubaneswar

State Botanical Garden (Baranga)near Nandan Kanan zoo, around 15 kms from Bbsr.Things to enjoy-Kanjia lake view,butterfly park, rose garden,orchid garden,picnic zone etc.Timings-8 to5pm(Mon closed).Entry fee-Rs20/-

Nandan Kanan Zoological Park, (Baranga) literally meaning ‘the garden of heaven’ is known for its white tigers, captive breeding of gharials etc.15 km from BBSR.Entry fees-Rs50/- for above 12 yrs.Timings-8to5pm

Ekamra Kanan (RPRC complex), IRC Village. Best for nature watching, birding, cactus house, flower lovers, children’s park, joggers etc. Entry fees-Rs25/-* for adults. Timings-8to5pm*.

Ekamravan (One mango tree forest) at Bindusagar west is the best eg.of conservation before #SwachhBharatMission was introduced. For fresh air, this medicinal plant garden is the best.Entry Fee-Rs2/-, Timings-8-5pm

Chandaka Eco-tourism facility at Godibari, 15 km from BBSR. Meet Jasoda n Nandi, the tamed elephants, see medicinal garden, enjoy adventure sports, go for jungle ride in BOV. Entry Fee-Rs40/-.Timings-8to5pm

Visit fairs and exhibitions…
Adivasi Mela at Exhibition Ground (shifted from Unit1). Enjoy tribal village,haat,crafts,cuisine,folk dance etc n even u can buy tribal daily items. Dt-26Jan-9Feb, Entry-Free,Timing-2 to 9pm

Toshali National Crafts Mela at Janata Maidan. It’s a visual delight for visitors and a craft collector’s haven with stalls from all over India. Enjoy cultural program while shopping.Dt:15th-27thDec, EntryFree,Timing:2-9pm