Puri Beach is a famous place of attraction, situated in the city of Puri in the state of Odisha. The beach is an ideal place for picnics as well as the best place for retreat for vacationers. Puri Beach is host to the famous Puri Beach Festival, which is held annually and showcases the sand art work of the international-fame local Sudarshan Pattnaik and some other international award winning artists. Apart from this, one can find an array of food-joints and shafts at the Beach that offer some delicious sea food.
Konark Sun Temple is one of the most famous pieces of temple architecture, which is situated at Konark, Odisha. The temple that was erected in the 13th century is an exemplar of the temple architecture of the state. Built during the rule of King Narasimhadeva I, the temple Odisha was mainly constructed from oxidized and weathered ferruginous sandstone as a dedication to the Sun God and is a massive chariot form of Lord Sun’s Chariot.
Aryapalli Beach is a splendid sight located at 30 km apart from Berhampur, Odisha. The casuarinas fringed beach is the best place to enjoy a surreal Sunrise and sunset experience as well as indulge into some thrilling water-sport activities. The beach is a quiet place to rejoice amidst the most peaceful environs that takes one away from the hustling of the city life.
Dhauli Giri is an ancient place located nearby Bhubaneswar, the capital city of the state of Odisha. The place is famous for its rock edict that was raised by Ashoka the emperor of Maurya Dynasty. The place was the sight of the macabre Kalinga War that left the king in dismay and made him turn to the path of piece for the rest of his life. It was then those edicts were established with much of Ashoka’s preaching about non-violence.
Hirakud Dam was built in the year 1957 and is one of the longest man-made dams in Asia that extends across 26 km in length. Built across the Mahanadi, the dam is connected to two different hydroelectric power houses. Besides being a vital source of Hydroelectricity, the dam helps to control floods in the Mahanadi delta and irrigates as much as 75,000 square kilometers of land.
Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves are located nearby the capital city of Odisha. Situated on the adjacent Udayagiri and Khandagiri hills, the caves were carved out during the reign of King Kharavela as the abode of Jain monks. While Udayagiri consists a total of 18 caves Khandagiri comprise 15 caves. Ranigumpha is a vital attraction, which is a double storey monastery in Udayagiri.