Bhubaneshwar, the capital of Orissa, is also called the temple city because of the many houses of worship that dot the town. The most popular one is the 'Shri Durga Maa Mandir' that attracts devotees from across the country. Its nearby must-visit tourist spots are Paika Nagar, Cuttack and Khordha.
Budget Hotels in Bhubaneswar
There are good budget hotels in Bhubaneshwar. Some of them are Hotel Grand Central (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Sun Green Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Deepali International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Richi Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Bhubaneshwaris Oriya. Other languages spoken are Hindi, Bagheli and English.
Events in Bhubaneswar
The important festivals of Bhubaneshwar are Holi (March), Ganesh Chaturthi (August), Durga Puja (October) and Diwali (November).
Places to See in Bhubaneswar
Some of the tourist attractions in Bhubaneshwar are Nandan Kanan National Park (13 km), and Cuttack (23 km).
How to Get There
Bhubaneswar Airport is just 4 km away from the city.
Bhubaneswar Railway Station is also about 4 km away.
Bhubaneshwar is directly linked to Cuttack (23 km) by road. Bhubaneshwar Bus Station is the closest bus stand, situated 2 km away from the city. Commuters can choose between local or private buses run via Orissa Roadways to travel from Bhubaneshwar to nearby places. You can now get bus tickets from several bus booking portals like Ticketgoose.com
The word Jeypore literally translates to ‘the city of victory.’ It is surrounded by the eastern ghats and the Araku hills on three sides, it has often been said that the hills fit Jeypore like a horse shoe. Jeypore as a city is held high in terms of historical importance in the history of the Dandakaranyas. In fact, for a large period of time, Jeypore was also the capital of the kingdom of Koraput. Today, it is the second largest town in the Koraput district. The best time to visit Jeypore would be during the winter months, between October and February.
Places to Stay
There is a decent variety of hotels in Jeypore. Some of them include the Hello Jeypore Hotel (Tariff – (Rs.
1000), Apoorva Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 400) and Lalit Mahal Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 600.)
The most common language spoken in Jeypore is Oriya. Telugu and Hindi are spoken here as well.
Durga Puja, in the month of October is celebrated with great fervour here.
Places of Interest
The Kolab Dam (in Jeypore), the Duduma Waterfall (in Jeypore), the Gupteswar Cave Shrine (in Jeypore),the Dakhin Kali Temple (in Jeypore), the Raja Vikram Dev Palace (in Jeypore), the Nandapur(in Jeypore) and the Sunabeda Valley (in Jeypore) are some places that are popular amongst tourists.
How to Get There
Jeypore has an airport of its own which is located 3 km north-west of the main town.
Jeypore has a railway station of its own with trains that connect to nearby cities such as Bhubaneshwar and Vishakhapatnam among others.
Jeypore has a bus stand of its own with buses that connect to major cities such as Bhubhaneshwar, Calicut and Cuttack. Reliance Travels is a popular operator on these routes. There are numerous bus ticket online booking sites from where you will get a number of offers and discounts.