Odisha is one of the places which attract tourism from all over the world. Filled with several wonderful temples, exclusive monuments with amazing architecture, captivating beaches, wildlife and natural landscapes, Odisha is a tourist’s paradise. Odisha tourism stands out for its unique and varied landscape beauty with beaches to hills and cities with temples to modern places with malls and other amenities.
Odisha is located is eastern India surrounded by 485 kilometres (301 mi) of coastline along the Bay of Bengal on its east.
Tourism in Odisha is mainly contributed by places like Puri for beaches and pilgrimage, Bhibaneshwar for temples, Chilka for Asia's largest brackish water lagoon and Daringbadi for hill station. Odisha draws tourism mainly for temples like the Jagannath Temple, Sun Temple in Konark, Dhauli Hills, Ratnagiri and Udayagiri Caves, etc that witness the religious and spiritual significance of the state.
The best time to visit Odisha is between October and March when the weather is clear and pleasant to enjoy the sea beaches and the wildlife. However, if you want to witness the famous Chariot Festival (Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra), you should visit in June or July.
Odisha is a one-stop solution for beach lovers with multiple numbers of sea beaches to explore. Puri Beach, Baleshwar Beach, Balighai Beach, Chandipur Beach, Gopalpur On Sea, Konark Beach, Paradeep Beach are few of the most popular beaches of Odisha.
Odisha tourism is also known for world-famous wildlife sanctuaries and national parks. An approximate f 52,472 sq. kms is recorded as forest area or wildlife in Odisha. There are 18 wildlife sanctuaries and national parks notified as Protected Areas such as Gahirmatha Wildlife Sanctuary, Bhitarkanika national park and the list goes on. In simple words, wildlife in Odisha is a home to tigers, white tiger, leopards, elephant, bear, deer, sambar, black buck and wolves and many more.
Traveling in Odisha leaves you with a wide range of choices. The destinations are well connected and easily accessible. The capital city Bhubaneswar is idea gateway connected with air, rail and road links to major parts of India and other places within the State.