|Bhubaneswar – The ancient
capital of the Kalinga empire, and now the capital of Orissa,
Bhubaneswar's history goes back over 2000 years. "Bhubaneshwar"
means the "abode of God" or "master of the universe"
and it was also, once known as the 'Cathedral of the East',
on account of the large number of shrines. At one time, the
Bindu Sagar tank was bordered by over 7000 temples. Of these,
500 still survive, all built in the extravagant Oriya style.
Lingaraja Temple- This temple is a prime example of Indian architecture,
in its most mature and fully developed state. The great Lingaraja
soars above the city, and dominates the landscape.
Parasurameswara Temple - built in 650 AD, is one of the few
oldest surviving temples in Bhubaneswar.
Rajarani Temple- Built in the 11th century, the Rajarani
temple is famous for its ornate deul, or compass, decorated
with some of the most impressive Oriya temple architecture.
Access by Air :
Bhubaneshwar is well connected to Delhi, Calcutta, Hyderabad
Access by Rail :
Bhubaneswar is directly connected byRail to Calcutta, Madras,
Delhi (1745 km), Bombay(1691 km).
Access by Road :
bhubaneswar is situated On the National Highway linking Calcutta
(480 km) and Madras (1225 km).
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