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Temples & Monuments

The patronage of the Kings and skillful craftsmanship left behind a body of work which captures our imagination even today

About

The historical monuments of Odisha stand testament to the glorious architectural heritage of the state. The Kalinga Architecture as it is known came into existence in the 6th century AD and continued unabated till the 16th Century AD. The Kings or Gajapati’s of Kalinga irrespective of dynasty encouraged the architects to express their creativity by infusing life into stone. What makes the Kalinga Architecture so distinctive and pleasing to the eye is its, structural details, plan, elevation and skillfully crafted figurines which adorns the outer walls of the monuments. The other notable thing about the monuments of Odisha is that the architectural style wasn’t rigid and throughout its history it continued to evolve incorporating new styles and aspects which added to their legend.

The monuments were not just restricted to places of worship. Infact they were the epicenter of the socio- cultural activities which shaped our social customs and beliefs, which are followed even today.

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Top Places to Visit

Get amazed by the treasure trove of the unexplored and untouched Temples & Monuments of Odisha. Here's our pick of the TOP 6 Temples & Monuments destinations in Odisha. Scoll the list below and unearth the Odisha's best rightly called India's Best Kept Secret Gems!

Getting There

Odisha is well connected with major cities of India and South East Asia. By virtue of its demography, the state comes under the East Coast Railway Division. Also, with Bhubaneswar having a full-fledged International airport, Odisha is directly connected to major cities of India, and internationally with Kuala Lumpur as well as Bangkok.Odisha with its beautiful landscape and well-paved roads provide a delightful experience to bikers, cyclists and car enthusiasts. Also, the state’s road transport has a robust bus service to multiple tourist destinations from major cities. Click here  to view air/train schedules.

Insider's Stories

So, why is Odisha touted as incredible India's Best Kept Secret? What is it about the places, people, landscape, art, culture and history that is so enthralling? What makes Odisha the land of cathartic spiritual experiences, intricate art and immortal architecture regaling timeless tales, beaches, cuisines, landscapes and wildlife? Read through the travelogues, journeys and experiences of many travel enthusiasts who have traversed and fallen in love with the land of Odisha!

Trails Covering Temples & Monuments

Like what you see? Looking to have a well-rounded experience in Odisha? Presenting a list of some curated, pre-packaged tours covering some of the most coveted destinations in Odisha. Browse and see details of the trail/package which interests you the most. Reach out to the Department of Tourism (DoT) recognized travel agents, who are here to provide you with some memorable experiences and moments.

Find a Travel Agency / Tour Operator

Below is a list of travel agents/tour operators who are our trusted local specialists. Contact them today to plan a well-rounded trip to Odisha, and for getting the best deals. Their packages cover everything - from the most visited to the off-beat, from ancient to urbane, from mountains to beaches, from city life to stargazing nights. Click on the contact button and get a call back!

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