Bhubaneswar is the capital city of Odisha and one of the most popular tourist destinations of India, famed for its ancient holy temples, rich architecture, culture and history. It is also one of the greenest and cleanest cities of India. The city is also a pilgrimage centre for both Hindus and Buddhists, thus attracting millions of tourists and pilgrims from all quarters. The city of Bhubaneswar is home to many exciting tourist attractions, like the Old town, Lingaraj Temple, Bindu Sarovara, Odisha State Museum, Nandankanan Zoo and much more. For souvenirs to take back home tourists should look out for Pipli Handicraft which is a speciality of the region.
Bhubaneswar has a robust connectivity to various corners of the country by means of air, railways and road transports. The city operates excellent bus services along with private operators to provide a smooth journey to various neighbouring cities, towns and villages. Few of the popular bus routes from Bhubaneswar include Bhubaneswar to Hyderabad
, Bhubaneswar to Vishakhapatnam
, Bhubaneswar to Kolkata and Bhubaneswar to Vijaywada among others. Tourists also need not to fret over bus bookings from Bhubaneswar, with the online availability of bus tickets on various websites like redBus.in and many others. Various classes of buses are also offered to choose from, ranging from Volvo AC buses to Non Ac buses.
Bhubaneswar is a beautiful city of Odisha rich in architecture, religion and various other attractions, but there are also numerous incredible destinations that can be explored over the weekend to complete the entire Odisha experience. Some of these destinations include Puri, Konark, Rourkela, Silk city, Rock City, Chilika Lake, Manglajodi, Simplipal national Park and much more.