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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Travel Destinations Of ' Orissa' India


Orissa is a state situated in the east coast of India bounded by the States of Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal.

Orissa, one of the 25 states of India, is the best of ancient and modern India. It is the one of the states where people share a strong sense of holiness, a sense of belonging and attachment to their beautiful land, and cherish their enduring links with the past. It contains exquisite temples, superb historical monuments, inviting exotic beaches, enchanting wildlife and astonishing natural landscapes.

The capital of Orissa is Bhubaneswar, famed for its magnificent temples numbering around a thousand is known as the Cathedral City. The city of Puri is nearby on the coast of the Bay of Bengal. Puri is a famous holy city and the site of the annual festival of Lord Jagannath and is one of the four Dhams (holy places) of Hindus.

The Sun Temple is famous for its historic Orissan style of architecture. The sun temple was built in the 13th century A.D. The Sun Temple (Surya Deul) at Konark includes in its decoration many vignettes of military life.

Travel destinations to visit in Orissa includes, Buddhist temples : Dhauli, Hindu Temples: Puri Jagannath Temple, waterfalls: Barehipani & Joranda Falls, Lakes : Chilka Lake.

Cuisine of Orissa has some simple yet temptingly delicious dishes, which will make your mouth water just by their aroma.The tastes that you will get here will be something that you would always wish to keep on the tip of your tongue. Vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes are in balance and one can have the taste of both. Orissa turns into a paradise for food lovers during the festival season.

The major vegetarian dishes are Jeera Pakhala, Bhendi Bhaja, Aalu palak saag and Kadali Bhaja.Non vegetarian food is the specialty of Orrisan people.Dishes made of prawns, crabs and fishes are the most famous among the locales as well as outsiders. The main delicacies in orissa are Machha Curry, Prawn Malai Curry, Crab Kalia and Chilli Fish. Even you can relish sweet dishes to delight your sweet tooth, dishes that are favorites among many are Chhenna Jalebi, Enduri Pitha and Chittau Pitha. These dishes are also considered as festival specials as they are made in huge quantity during all the major festivals.

There are a variety of hotels in Orissa which range from luxury hotels, middle range hotels to economy and budget hotels. Most of the hotels are based in popular travel destinations such as Puri, Bhubaneswar, Balasore, Cuttack, Sambalpur, Koraput, and Rourkela and other places. The Orissa hotels offer a wide range of contemporary facilities along with great hospitality to make the tourists have an enjoyable stay matched with comfort.

List of hotels in Bhuvaneshwar :

Hotel Siddharth
Hotel Kalinga Ashok
Hotel Keshari
Hotel Oberoi

List of hotels in Puri :

Hotel Toshali Sands
Mayfair Beach Resort
Hans Coco Palm Beach Resort
Hotel Nilachal Ashok
Sterling Resort