Bhubaneshwar, The Temple Town of India
Bhubaneshwar boasts of having nearly 10,000 temples in the past of which nearly 500 still have survived the wrath of time. The temples are an architectural extravaganza spanning nearly 25 centuries. The temples are the epitome of the architecture in Orissa style temple architecture. Along with Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism also have made a deep impact into the architectural culture of the city.
Bhubaneshwar is the starting point of the Golden Triangle for the tourists in the east.
Not only temples, but ancient cave paintings, wild nature, beautiful sea beaches and the rituals and the traditions followed by the tribes that are the prime inhabitants of this part of the country, is what interests the tourists from all around the world.
The city has two clear divisions, one belonging to the glorious past and the other throbbing with modernity and pace. At one end stand the ancient rock cut caves and on the other is the massive complex of the Orissa secretariat. While there are ancient shrines and royal edifices, the centre of the city has all signs and symptoms of the modern city.
The sense of continuity and the excellence of existence in harmony is much evident in Bhubaneshwar than any other city in India.
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