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Odisha is filled with interesting destinations and just deciding on what to do and where to go can often be a daunting task. In order to help you in planning your trip, we have compiled a list of possible itineraries. This collection is by no means exhaustive, and your tour operator, in India or at your city, can help you in arranging your trip.

  • Bhubaneswar - Puri - Konark

    These three places form an integral part of the 'Golden Triangle' . Tourists flock the Golden Triangle for paying their homages to the religious, cultural and natural wonders that abound here. Puri Jagannath Temple, Sun Temple, Lingaraj Temple, Rajarani Temple, Chandrabhaga and Puri Beaches are a few main attractions of the region.
     

  • Khandagiri & Udayagiri - Nandankanan - Atri - Dhauli - Hirapur - Pipli - Raghurajpur - Satapara

    Mahavira Jain Temple in Khandagiri; Buddhist stupa in Dhauli, Biological Park and Zoo in Nandankanan; Hot Sulphur Spring with medicinal properties at Atri; Yogini Shrine at Hirapur; Satapara with dancing dolphins throughout the year; the famous applique work at Pipli, and Patachitras of Raghurajpur are covered in this tour.
     

  • Cuttack - Dhavaleswar - Chandikhol - Jajpur

    A bustling commercial centre on the delta formed by the Mahanadi and Kathjori rivers, Cuttack is famous for its silver filigree work, Dhavaleswar for water sports and the sacred Shrine of Lord Shiva; Jajpur formed the ancient capital of Utkal and famed as Narigaya tirtha, while the enchanting sylvan spring and thickly wooded hills of Chandikhol attracts the tourists to this region.
     

  • Udayagiri - Ratnagiri - Lalitgiri - Kendrapara - Paradeep - Bhitarkanika

    A large Buddhist complex at the hillsides of Udayagiri, Ratnagiri and Lalitgiri; temple of Lord Baladeva at Kendrapara; a modern port with hectic tourist activity at Paradeep and the estuarine crocodile sanctuary at Bhitarkanika form a major part of this tour.
     

  • Chilika - Gopalpur-on-sea - Berhampur - Jaugada - Taptapani - Mahendragiri

    Chilika Bird Sanctuary; a quiet beach at Gopalpur-on-sea, silk weavers of Berhampur; Ashokan rock edicts at Jaugada; hot sulphur spring at Taptapani and the mountain trails of Mahendragiri hill give a rewarding time to the tourists to this region.
     

  • Balasore - Chandipur - Panchalingeswar - Talasari

    Rich with the fertile belt, Balasore is called the Granary of Odisha. Chandipur and Talasari are famous for their beaches, and the five lingams at Panchalingeswar make it a revered venue for numerous devotees.
     

  • Baripada - Similipal - Khiching

    The Tiger Reserve and Sanctuary at Similipal attracts the tiger lovers; Baripada is an ideal place to pick up handloom products of Chandanpur and stone carvings of Khiching which is also famous for the temple of Goddess Kichakeswari.
     

  • Keonjhar - Khandadhar - Gonasika - Ghatgaon

    Rich mineral deposits and the two waterfalls - Sanaghagara and Badghagara at Keonjhar; a 152 m. high waterfall at Khandadhar; Temple of Brahmeswar Mahadev at Gonasika and the Shrine of Goddess Tarini at Ghatgaon are a few of the wondrous attractions of the tour.
     

  • Dhenkanal - Saptasajya - Kapilas - Tikarpara

    The most ancient forest covers of Odisha at Dhenkanal shelters the elephants, tigers and numerous species of birds and beasts; Saptasajya is a favourite pilgrimage spot with the temples of Saptarshi and Raghunath; the loftiest peak of Kapilas range enshrines the temple of Lord Shiva Chandrashekhar, and the exotic environs of Tikarpara Sanctuary protects the Gharial crocodile population.
     

  • Sambalpur - Huma - Ushakothi - Hirakud Dam - Nrusinghanath

    Sambalpur is famous for the internationally renowned textiles (ikat), rich tribal heritage and fabulous forestlands; Huma is home to the famous Leaning Temple dedicated to Lord Bimaleswar; Ushakothi houses a wildlife sanctuary; Hirakud Dam across the Mahanadi river is one of the world's longest dams; and, the Vidala-Nrusimha Temple at Nrusinghanath stands amidst the verdant beauty of the picturesque Gandhamardan hills.
     

  • Balangir - Harishankar - Sonepur - Ranipur-Jharial

    Green forests where wildlife roams free; the Gandhamardan hill with foaming waters sparkle at Harishankar waterfalls; The mini temple town of Sonepur and the reminiscence of Saivite, Vaishnavite, Buddhist and the unique sixty-four Yogini temple in the twin villages of Ranipur-Jharial are a great interest to tourists.
     

  • Bhawanipatna - Patalaganga- Phurli Jharan

    An oldest town; the natural spring at Patalaganga and a huge perennial waterfall at Phurli Jharan lend a gorgeous and relaxing view to the picknickers.
     

  • Koraput - Sunabeda - Duduma - Gupteswar - Hatipathar - Minna-Jhola

    Koraput district abounds in meadows, forests, waterfalls, terraced valleys and darting springs; Sunabeda is a wonderful example of Odisha's gorgeous landscapes; the glittering waterfall at Duduma; Lord Shiva reigns supreme at Gupteswar; natural boulders at Hatipathar appear to be elephants in certain light; on the confluence of three rivers, Minna-Jhola is a perfect place to relax in the sun.
     

  • Phulbani - Boudh - Chakapad - Dairingbadi

    Rich tribal culture and colourful flora and fauna adorn Phulbani; the Buddhist shrine at Boudh; temple of Lord Birupaksha and southwards leaning trees at Chakapad, and the scenic beauty of Daringbadi (also known as 'Kashmir of Odisha') attract the tourists to this region.
     

  • Rourkela - Khandadhar - Vedavyas - Mandira

    Rourkela is famous for its Steel Plant, Indira Gandhi Park and the highest Hanuman Statue of India; Khandadhar for its glittering waterfall; Vedavyas for its natural beauty and Mandira for its dam and picturesque surroundings.

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The Director
Dept. of Tourism, Paryatan Bhawan, Museum Campus, Bhubaneswar - 751 014
Tel.No. (674) 2432177 email: ortour@orissatourism.gov.in