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kedar gouri,Khordha,Odisha

Kedareswar Temple :
Dedicated to Siva (who is also called the Kedareswar) and Goddess Gouri, the temple is situated within the same premises next to the Mukteswar Temple. The legend goes that king Lalatendu Kesari, after a tragic episode relating to two lovers Kedar and Gouri, had built this temple in their memory.

Kotiteertha, Bhubaneswar,Khordha,Odisha

Svarnajalesvara temple :
The Svarnajalesvara temple, since restored is located near the Kotitirtha tank and temple. It is a replica of the deul of the Parasuramesvara temple , both architecturally and sculpturally.

satrughneswar temple,Khordha,Odisha

The three ruined temples, commonly known as Lakshmaneswar, Bharateswar andSatrughneswar , standing in a row opposite and the much later Rameswar temple are generally regarded as the earliest temples, being assigned to the closing of the sixth or beginning of the seventh century A.D.


Brahmesvara,Khordha,Odisha

Brahmesvara :
According to an inscription originally attached with the temple (now missing), the temple was built to enshrine a linga called Brahmesvara by Kolavati, the mother of Somavamsi king Uddyotakesari, in the latter's eighteenth regnal year at a locality known as Siddhatirtha at Ekamra. Thus the temple provides a datum-line in the chronology of Orissan architecture.

Megheswar,Khordha,Odisha

Megheswar :
According to an inscription the Meghesvara temple along with the tank near it, came into existence at the instance of Svapnesvara, brother-in-law of the Ganga king Rajaraja (circa A.D.1171-92) during the reign of the latter's brother Anangabhima (circa A.D.1192-95).

Parasurameswar,Khordha,Odisha

Parasurameswar :
This is the best preserved specimen of the early group of Orissan temples assignable to the 7th century A.D. It has a flat roofed rectangular pillared hall (Jagamohana) attached to a "Triratha" Sanctum (Deul) about 12.8 metres high, which carried a squat heavy-shouldered Sikhara. Its carvings are known for their simple charm.

Rajarani,Khordha,Odisha

Rajarani :
Picturesquely set the Rajarani temple is a combination of grace and elegance, famous alike for its sculptural embellishments and the unusual formation of its tower. Facng east, the double amlas, crowning some of the anga-sikharas are reminiscent of the Kandariya Mahadeva temple of Khajuraho. Built in the 11th century the specialty of this temple is that it has no presiding deity.

Siddeshwar,Khordha,Odisha

Siddeshwar :
Signaling the end of the first phase and anticipating the second phase, the Mukteswar temple, facing west is an important landmark in the progressive course of the architectural movement in Bhubaneswar. To the north-west of the Mukteswar temple is the Siddhesvara temple. The temple is a specimen of the khakhara Order, in which the emergence of the typical Orissan form is almost complete.

Lingaraj temple,Khordha,Odisha

Lingaraj temple :
The product of the accumulated and crystallized experience of several centuries, the Lingaraj temple, built in 617-657 A.D., is the quintessence of Orissan architecture. In the elegance of its proportions and the richness of its surface-treatment, it is one of the most finished and refined manifestation of temple architecture in India.


Dhauli,Khordha,Odisha

Dhauli :
The Peace Pagoda built by the Kalinga Nippon Budha Sangha in 1973 and known as Shanti Stupa commemorates the change of heart of Emperor Ashok and the journey of budhism to the nation. There are two temples at Dhauli. One of Vairangeswar Mahadev and Dhabaleswar Mahadev. The proclamations of Emperor Achok are recorded in prakrit language in bhramin script on the rock of Dhauli on the Southeast end.

Dhauli,Khordha,Odisha

District Headquarter : Khordha
State Capital : Bhubaneswar
Nearest Railway Station : Bhubaneswar
Nearest Airport : Bhubaneswar
How to Reach :
The nearest airport is Biju Patnaik Airport, Bhuwaneswar, which is 6 km away. Well connected by rail to all major tour destinations of the country. Bhubaneswar is on the National Highway linking Kolkata 480 km to Chennai 1225 km. There are only a few buses specifically plying to the caves but there are plenty going by the near by road junction. Otherwise you can also avail private cars and taxis from Bhuwaneswar station

NandanKanan,Khordha,Odisha

NandanKanan :
Nandan Kanan National Park is situated 20 Km from Bhubaneswar, capital city of Odisha, India. The name Nandan Kanan means Garden of Pleasure, which gets justified when one enters the park. Along the banks of Lake Kanjia and amidst natural forest, is located. The Zoo has earned International Reputation for breeding of white royal Bengal tiger in captivity and has two separate safaris for Lions and Tigers.

Dhauli,Khordha,Odisha

There is a Botanical Garden on the northern side of the zoological park overlooking the Kanjia Lake which is a resort of delight for the boating lover. Elepahant Ride, toy train and ropeway amusements are also available in the Park District Headquarter : Khordha
State Capital : Bhubaneswar
Nearest Railway Station : Bhubaneswar
Nearest Airport : Bhubaneswar
How to Reach :
The nearest airport is Biju Patnaik Airport, Bhuwaneswar, which is 6 km away. Well connected by rail to all major tour destinations of the country. Bhubaneswar is on the National Highway linking Kolkata 480 km to Chennai 1225 km. There are only a few buses specifically plying to the caves but there are plenty going by the near by road junction. Otherwise you can also avail private cars and taxis from Bhuwaneswar station

Dhauli,Khordha,Odisha

District Headquarter : Khordha
State Capital : Bhubaneswar
Nearest Railway Station : Barang
Nearest Airport : Bhubaneswar
How to Reach :
The nearest airport is the Biju Pattnaik Airport. Bhubaneswar about 20 km from Nandankanan. One can hire taxi directly from the Airport to reach the destination . The nearest railway station to Nandankanan is Barang Station which 3 kms from Nandankannan but the express and superfast trains normally do n0t halt here. It is advisable for the tourists to drop at Bhubaneswar Station it is near about 15kms from Nandankanan and hire Taxi, Auto rickshaw to reach Nandankanan. The city Buses are also available near the Rly Station From which Travelers can get direct Bus to Nandankanan. Bhubaneswar is well connected to other parts of the state. A number of City buses and town buses are available from Bhubaneswar to Nandankanan.

Khandagiri,Khordha,Odisha

Khandagiri :
The Khandagiri and Udayagiri Craves relive the memories of Kalinga Empire under the Jain emperor Kharvela. There are about 40 rock cut cave adoring the two hills separated by a road.
It is believed that the founder of Jain faith, Mahavir had visited Udayagiri and khandagiri in the 6th Century B.C. Modern scholars are found in Rani and Hati Gumpha in the Udayagiti with description of the culture of dance in Orissa as far before as the 2nd century B.C.
Modern scholars are of the opinion that the Udayagiri cave complex was also a theatre complex. Emperor Kharvela was a staunch and a great patron of culture. It is possible that he had created the caves for use of Jain ascetics as well as for cultural shows.

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