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Bhubaneswar – The temple city
Sited in Orissa, Bhubaneswar is one of the most fascinating and renowned cities, which is also known by the name “Temple City”. With more than 500 temples, it is certainly an imperative Hindu pilgrimage. It is one of the Indian destinations which witness a large influx of tourists every year. With its subsistence dating back to more than 2000 years, the city got its name from Tribhuvaneswar, 'Lord of Three Worlds'.
From primeval times, the temples of the city are well-known and the spiritual aspect of the city is justly discernible. This city makes the Golden Triangle of Orissa, along with Puri and Konark. Temples are the main attraction of this city, as striking figurines and grandiose architectural legacy can be easily seen in the temples. It is most likely the lone city in the world that offers a reliable synopsis of the phases of development of Hindu religious architecture. In the hasty world of today, these temples are placid souvenirs of the magnificence and traditions that India had.
On your visit to this city, you can see more than 500 temples, such as Lingaraj Temple, Mukteswar Temple, Raj Rani Temple and many more. Temples have unmatched carvings of gods, flowers, animals and humans. The Rose garden here is very renowned and is one of the largest Rose gardens in India.
An ideal place for shopaholics, Bhubaneswar has so much to offer. You can get saris woven by master weavers in silk, as well as cotton, in the private shops and also in government emporiums. The Handloom Weavers Co-operative of Bhubaneswar is surely worth a visit. Handicrafts of the city are the reflection of its historical and cultural heritage.