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Sports

Odisha is a land of exciting spectacles, and sports is one of them. So much as, that the state of often referred to as one of the best states for promotion of sports. From hockey to rugby, soccer, football, weightlifting, badminton and so much more, Odisha has stood up for varieties of sports. 

Cuttack

The iconic Barabati Stadium is an Indian sports stadium located in Cuttack, Odisha.

It is a regular venue for international cricket and is the home ground of Odisha cricket team.

The stadium is owned and operated by the Odisha Cricket Association. This stadium has seen many stalwarts grace the ground, from Kapil Dev to Yuvraj Singh. Also, while you are in the city, you cannot miss out on taking back some rich silver filigree handicraft works as memoirs, and also you need to gorge on the delicious street food available here. 

Puri

Apart from being the religious center owing to the majestic presence of Lord Jagannath temple,Puri is also a proven treasure trove for beach goers.

In fact, Puri has it all - Sun, Sand and Surf. Emerging as a surfing destination, Ramachandi beach, Puri has been attracting people for all the right reasons.

Surfers from India and abroad have been congregating on its sandy shores to participate in the India Surf Festival (ISF), or to just catch a wave in good company.

Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha, has been playing host to major international sports events, and is much rightly christened as India’s Sports Capital.

The city organized FIH Champions Trophy 2014, 22nd Asian Athletics Championships 2017, Hockey World League Finals 2017, Hero Super Cup 2018, as well as the World Cup Men’s Hockey 2018 and many more prestigious events. 

For more information of the Hockey world cup, please visit www.hockey.sportsodisha.gov.in