Odisha (formerly Orissa), is an East Indian state bordering West bengal & Jharkhand in the north, Chhatisgarh in the west ,Andhra Pradesh in the south & the Bay of Bengak in the east. Odisha stands for its ancient glory and modern endeavor. Home to a plethora of Hindu temples and surprisingly, Buddhist shrines, Odisha is tourism place that takes you back in the glorious time of Ashoka the Great. The architecture in this eastern state is one of the reasons to fall in love with but wait till you see the colossal chariot of Lord Jagannath, the articulate sand art by Sudarshan Patnaik, the lively tribal culture and the surreal landscape.

Population4.6 crores
Official languageOdia, English
Other LanguagesHindi, Telugu, Santali, Kui, Urdu, Bengali, Ho
Best Time to VisitNovember to February

Summer (March to June): 24°C to 44°C

Monsoon (July-September): 21°C to 35°C

Winter(October to February): 10°C to 27°C

AirportBhubaneswar Airport,  Jaypore Airport, Rourkela Airport
Major Railway stationBhubaneswar Railway Station,  Puri Railway Station