The capital city of Orissa, Bhubaneshwar is aptly known as "Temple City of India" as once it had more than 5000 temples. Being the seat of Tribhubaneswar or 'Lord Lingaraj', Bhubaneswar is a significant Hindu pilgrimage center. The city offers you a perfect harmony of traditional past with the modern lifestyle. The new city of Bhubaneswar with its contemporary buildings and widespread infrastructure perfectly complements its historic environment. Bhubaneshwar Tour Packages will offer you ample scope to explore this magnificent tourist destination and discover the various unknown historic episodes.
As it is a temple city, one will come across Great Lingaraja temple that has been described as the epitome of timeless Orissan architecture. It shows the Orissan temple architectural style at its peak. There are 150 ancillary shrines within the vicinity of the temple. Tour packages of Bhubaneshwar not only take into account the Hindu temples but there are also several Buddhist temples that are located in and around the city.
Another popular temple is Mukteswar Temple, known as the "miniature gem of Orissan architecture", which offers the expressions of Kalinga School of art. Carvings and inscriptions of this 10th century tell stories from the Panchatantra. Its extraordinarily attractive sculpture includes elaborate scrolls, elegant female figures, monkeys, peacocks, and a wealth of delicate and lovely decorative detail, which you can enjoy through the Bhubaneshwar tour packages.
The twin hills of Khandagiri and Udaygiri are the next main historical monuments after Ashoka's rock-cut edict. These rocks hills were carved and tunneled, to serve as multi-storied apartment residence for Jain monks. This structure is something that you should not miss out on your Bhubaneswar Tour packages.
Bounded by swaying paddy fields, the Dhauli hill is reminiscent of the historic 'Kalinga war', which was fought here. Dhauli has also gained fame due to the organization of a Buddhist Peace Pagoda, widely known as Shanti Stupa.
Hirapur, the 11th century Hypaethral temple and Nandankanan, the biological park are the other places around Bhubaneswar that truly deserve a visit.
Take full advantage of your Tour to Bhubaneshwar through these tour packages that have every ingredient to ensure the pure joy of travel while providing true value for money.