Odisha is replete with ancient temples and holy places which is why it sees more pilgrims than tourists visit each year. It is arguably one of the premier destinations in the country. Prominent temples such as Jagannath Temple and Sun Temple stun the beholders with their sheer magnificence and architectural beauty. Odisha is also home to fascinating flora and fauna, dense forests and biodiversity. The state is also adorned with picturesque beaches which add to the innate serenity of Odisha.
Prominent places in Odisha can be covered in 7 to 10 days. Spend a day or two in Bhubaneshwar exploring its ancient temples, museums and other attractions. From here you can go to Puri. Take a day trip to visit the magnificent temples located in Puri. In the evening you can visit the picturesque beaches of the city. Next day, visit Konark’s Sun Temple and nearby places of worship to gain inner peace. The Konark beach is also worth a visit to experience indescribable serenity. Do make a day trip to the pristine Chilika Lake. Spend a day in Cuttack to visit the Barabati Fort, museums and pilgrimage sites. Your next stopover can be in Angul where you can enjoy a soulful escapade in Satkosia Tiger Reserve and Tikarpada Wildlife Sanctuary. Spend a day in Sambalpur to enjoy urban delights and visit its beautiful temples. End your trip amidst nature by spending a day in Jeypore.