Presiding as the capital of Odisha as well as the largest city in the state, Bhubaneswar is the epitome of economic and cultural importance. Though it was formally established in 1948, the city’s rich history can be duly traced back to the 3rd century BCE. Few of the numerous historical aspects often go further back in history.
Bhubaneswar is a destination of magnificence for someone wishing to explore the grandeur of Kalingan architecture. Along with Konark and Puri, Bhubaneswar forms the Golden Triangle of Odisha tourism, attracting tourists from all over the country with the vast presence of historic temples.
Bhubaneswar is one of those few cities which have beautifully retained their rich history while progressing in the modern era. Being one of the fastest growing business centers, the city has been advancing greatly in terms of manufacturing and information technology. Simultaneously, the city has successfully retained the beauty and distinctiveness of the majestic temples built centuries ago.
The city has been hugely influenced by the confluence of Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist heritage, an aspect that has been widely showcased in the form of some of the finest Kalingan temples. Being the center of religious tourism, the majestic temples attract masses of people from all parts of the country, most notable of them being the Lingrajand the Parasurameshwara temple.