The elephants of Chandaka and adjoining forest were much sought after by the Afghans, Mughals, Marathas and later the Britishers for their wartime temperament. A testament to this fact is the ruins of Gualigada (Or the Elephant Fort) at Godibari, Chandaka Wildlife Sanctuary.
Odisha is famous for Lord Jagannath. Though his mysticism transcends boundaries, the temple itself is an architectural wonder. Do you know that Shree Mandira is constructed in such a way that at any point of the day, the structure leaves no shadow at all.
Odisha was the first state in India to be formed on linguistic basis & Odia language being one of the oldest languages spoken is recognized as one of the 6 Classical Languages of India.