Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar is the capital of Odisha and is the largest city in Odisha. This is also known as Temple city. Temples are built from sandstone are dotted around Bindu Sagar Lake in the old city of Bhuvneshwar, including the 11th-century Hindu Lingaraja Temple, Rajarani Temple are sculpted figures of the guardians of the 8 cardinal and ordinal directions. Jain antiques, weaponry and indigenous pattachitra paintings fill the Odisha State Museum. This also showcases sacred cultural landscapes with a diverse range of heritage resources available there.
Gopalpur: Located on the east coast of the Bay of Bengal, the Gopalpur Beach is a luxurious beach flanked with coconut and casuarina groves and is a perfect outing for a relaxed weekend. The beach, also known as 'Gopalpur-on-Sea', is a deserted one with a long coastline spotted with gentle sand dunes and beautiful seashells. The annual Gopalpur Beach Festival and aqua sports are the most famous attractions of the beach. This beach was earlier Known as 'Paloura' in the 18th century, the Gopalpur Beach has been named after a Gopala Temple or Lord Krishna Temple was built on its shoreline.
Rayagada: Rayagada is known for its temples. It is a mineral-rich district in the southern district of Odisha. Maa Majhighariani temple, Laxminarayan Temple situated at IMFA Factory, Therubali. The deities Laxminarayan, Hanuman, Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra, and Lord Siva also worshiped by thousands of devotees.
The Hanging Bridge connects the two sides of river Nagavali, which provides connectivity to the poor rural tribal population, a 151-meter suspension bridge, the second of its kind in the state. About 20,000-odd tribal villagers residing on either side of the Nagabali river, located at the outskirt of the town has certainly brought them closer to the Rayagada town.
Chilka Lake: Chilika lake in Orissa is Asia's biggest saltwater pond dotted with small islands including the most charming Honeymoon Island and the Breakfast Island. This is a pear-shaped lake, separated from the Bay of Bengal. Some of the famous islands like Nalabana, Kalijal, Somolo, Birds, and Rajahansa are populated by few fishermen families and are known destinations for boat trips.
Chilka lake supports ecosystem in the name of Chilka Lake Sanctuary with a wide variety of flora, fauna and aquatic faunas, witnessed across the brackish water of the beautiful Chilka lake.
Puri: Puri's vibrant and narrowly packed streets with brightly painted houses, the colonial buildings, has a charm of its own. The Jagannath Temple which soars out of these streets dominates the skyline.