Chandipur Beach, Abdul Kalam Island, Horseshoe Crabs

Chandipur Beach is a famous beach on the Bay of Bengal coast, known for Beach resorts. The water recedes by 5 kilometers during low tide, which helps the bio-diversity of the area and home to a large number of Horseshoe crabs. This beach is a unique beach. Unique because, the beach may not be there…

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Nandankanan Zoological Park, Botanical Gardens, White Tiger

Nandankanan Zoological Park is a Zoo and Botanical Garden situated at Bhubaneswar. Its the first zoo to join World Association of Zoos and Aquariums(WAZA) from India, in 2009. A White Tiger inside Nandankanan Zoological Park. Nandankanan Zoological Park was established in 1960 and opened to public in 1979. It is spread over an area of…

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Simlipal National Park, Simlipal Tiger Reserve, Orchids

Simlipal National Park is a National Park situated in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha state, India. Simlipal Tiger Reserve and Mayurbhanj Elephant Reserve are part of the Simlipal National Park. The National Park got its name from the red silk cotton trees called ‘Semulin’, found inside the park. Palpala River near Lulung in Simlipal National Park…

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Birla Mandir, Birla Family Tree

Birla Mandirs are a group of temples constructed by the Birla family (Birlas) across India. Birla Mandirs exists at New Delhi, Hyderabad, Kanpur, Kolkata, Kurushetra , Shahad, Bhopal, BITS Pilani,Jaipur, Patna, Akola, Varanasi (2 Birla Mandirs at Varanasi), Renukoot, Nagda, Brajrajnagar, Gwalior and Alibaug, Birla Mandir construction is still going on at some places and…

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Sun Temple Konark, UNESCO Heritage Site

Sun Temple at Konark is a famous and gigantic chariot shaped 13th century temple dedicated to the Sun God, Surya. Konark Sun Temple was built by the Eastern Ganga Dynasty king Narasimhadeva I. Konark Sun Temple. Photo Source : Creative commons. Konark is a city on the Bay of Bengal Coast in the Puri district…

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Barehipani, Joranda Falls

Joranda Falls and Barehipani Falls are situated inside the Simlipal National Park in the Mayurbhanj district of Odisha State or Orissa (old name for the state). Joranda Falls inside Simlipal National Park. Joranda Falls & Barehipani Falls are regarded as among the highest falls in India. Barehipani Falls is a two tiered 399 meters high fall. Joranda Falls…

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Orissa Chilka Lagoon Lake

Chilka Lagoon Lake is Asia’s largest brackish water lagoon in the east coastal line of Odisha state (or Orissa) in India. Sanderling Calidris Alba in Orissa Chilka Lagoon Lake, India. Chilka Lagoon Lake is the second largest lagoon in the world. The Lagoon Lake is India’s first ‘wetland of International Importance’. Chilka Lagoon Lake, the most…

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Temple City of India Bhubaneswar

Temple City of India Bhubaneswar is in the state of Odisha or Orissa, as it was known earlier, in India. Ram Mandir, Bhubaneswar Bhuvaneswar is known as the Temple City of India as there are innumerable temples across Bhuvaneswar which once had  around 2000 temples. Bhuvaneswar is an important Hindu pilgrimage center in India which now boasts of…

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Jagannath Puri Temple

Jagannath Puri Temple, the famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Jagannath, is located in the coastal town of Puri in the state of Odisha (formerly known as Orissa), India. Jagannath Puri Temple Jagannath  means ‘Lord of the Universe’ in  Sanskrit. Puri Jagannath Temple is important particularly to the worshipers of Lord Krishna and Lord Vishnu. Puri Jagannath Temple…

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