Bhubaneswar is an ancient city in India’s eastern state of Odisha

Nandankanan Zoo

Nandankanan Zoological National Park is situated 20 Km from Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha, India. The Nandankanan name means Garden of Pleasure, which gets justified when one enters the park. Also in the zoo there are banks of Lake Kanjia and amidst natural forest.

The Nandankanan Zoological National Park has earned International Reputation for breeding of white royal Bengal tiger in captivity and has two separate safaris for Lions and Tigers. In Nandankanan, a Botanical Garden on the northern side of the zoological park overlooking the Kanjia Lake which is a resort of delight for the boating lover. Vehicle safari, Elepahant Ride, toy train and ropeway amusements are also available in the Park.

Bhubaneswar is an ancient city in India’s eastern state of Odisha
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Khandagiri and Udayagiri

The Odisha states Khandagiri and Udayagiri Caves relive the memories of Kalinga Empire under the Jain emperor Kharvela. At Khandagiri and Udayagiri, there are about 40 rock cut cave adoring the two hills separated by a road. It is believed in odisha that the founder of Jain faith, Mahavir had visited Udayagiri and khandagiri in the 6th Century B.C.

Before as the 2nd century B.C Modern scholars are found in Rani and Hati Gumpha in the Udayagiri with description of the culture of dance in Odisha. India’s Modern scholars are of the opinion that the Udayagiri cave complex was also a theatre complex. Kharvela the Emperor was a staunch and a great patron of culture.

Bhubaneswar is an ancient city in India’s eastern state of Odisha
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Hirapur 64yoginis

Center of Tantric orded for the worship of Hirapur 64yoginis carved out of black chlorite stone. The temple of 64yoginis is believed to be built by the Queen Hiradevi of Bramha dynasty during 9th century. 64yoginis temple built in a circular fashion, completely put together with blocks of sand stone. And the inside of the circular wall has cavities, each housing the statue of a Goddess.

In Hirapur 64yoginis around 56 such idols, made of black granite, inscribed within the wall cavities, centring on the main idol which is the Goddess Kali, who stands on a human head representing the triumph of the heart over the mind in this temple. The 64yoginis temple houses a central altar (Chandi Mandapa) which has the remaining 8 Goddess idols on all 4 sides. Some historians believe that an idol of Maha Bhairava was worshiped in the Chandi Mandapa at this temple.

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Bhubaneswar is an ancient city in India’s eastern state of Odisha
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Travel to Bhubaneswar

By Air

The nearest airport is Biju Patnaik Airport, Bhuwaneswar, Well connected by rail to all major tour destinations of the country.

By Train

Nearest Railway Station is at Master Canteen Square,Bhubaneswar.

By Road

Bhubaneswar is on the National Highway linking Kolkata 480 km to Chennai 1225 km. There are many Taxis and Autos available at the nearest bus stop at Baramundra.