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Bhubaneshwar Travel Guide

A flourishing centre of art and culture, once the heart land of formerly Kalinga Kingdom, Bhubaneswar is presently famous as the capital city of State of Orissa in India. Bhubaneswar, literally stands for the Lord (ishwar) of the Universe (bhuban), is a hub of historic temples and the city is netted with many concrete lanes. The present modern city of Bhubaneswar was founded in 1946 which is planned by the world renowned German architect Otto Königsberger. The capital city, once acknowledged for its architecture and grand temples, is presently a flourishing centre for commerce and business. Having coalesced very nicely its redoubtable past with its modern aspirations and facilities, it forms a part of the Golden Triangle of holy temple cities Puri and Konark.

The imposing city is celebrated for its temples as well as embellishes work of Pipli, Ikat sarees, cane furniture and Bidri-ware. Art is an integral part of the city life from time immemorial, the world renowned Odissi dance form has originated in this city. The city is empowered with many tourist attractions and religious spots. The city houses more than 500 temples, including the world famous temples like Lingaraj Temple, Mukteswar Temple, Bindu Sagar, Shatrughaneswar Temple, Vaital Temple, Parashurameswar Temple and Rajarani Temple. Thousands of devotee throng to these temples in Bhubaneswar on a regular basis.

A comfortably maintained Regional Plant Resource Center (RPRC) is a prime attraction here. This centre is famous for conserving the largest Rose garden in India. Other important attractions in the city are Orissa State Museum, Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves, Orissa Modern Art Gallery, Tribal Museum and Pathani Samanta Planetarium. Kalinga, the famous place of War after which Great Emperor Ashoka renounced violence is a short distance away from Bhubaneswar.

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