Bhubaneshwar, the capital city of Orissa, is a beautiful place, steeped in history and with all the charms of a laid-back city, Bhubaneshwar offers that perfect blend of modernity and history, which comes with being a planned city and home to several ancient temples and other structures. Bhubaneswar, factually meaning the Lord of the Universe, is a core of momentous temples and the capital is made up of concrete lanes. The present contemporary city of Bhubaneswar was established in 1946 which is planned by world famous German designer Otto Königsberger. Bhubaneswar city, once known for its structural design and majestic temples, is a blooming centre for business and trade. With a nice blend of its formidable past with modern aspirations and amenities, it forms a piece of the Golden Triangle with sacred shrine cities Puri and Konark. This town offers all amenities, contemporary and conventional, to the tourists and has by now gained the position of an enduring mark in the travel around plan of foreign tourists.Bhubaneshwar is well connected to the rest of the country by regular flights and trains that operate from all major cities while within the state, bus services are quite reliable. While air travel to Bhubaneshwar is quite convenient with air tickets being relatively cheap, Indian Railways is also an attractive option due to online reservations and excellent connectivity. To visit places around Bhubaneshwar, get bus bookings done for state transport buses or private bus operators. Bus tickets to major cities as well as smaller towns within Orissa are readily available. For budget travellers, packages to Bhubaneshwar are ideal as these include sightseeing tours besides accommodation.
Known for its ancient temples and exquisite architecture, Bhubaneshwar also serves as a gateway to visit nearby tourist spots. While on Bhubaneshwar tour, must pay a visit to important cities, namely Puri (60 km) and Konark (65 km). Puri is famous for Jagannath Temple and its beach, while Konark is renowned for Sun Temple. Chilika Lake (100 km), Bhitarkanika National Park (125 km) and Berhampur (180 km) are other nearby tourist destinations from Bhubaneshwar. Bus services are available for these places and you can book bus tickets in advance. If you are travelling in group do bus bookings for Volvo, AC bus, sleeper or luxury bus.