50 things to do in Odisha (50 Things (Discover India) Book 13)
by David Riley
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Odisha is one of the 29 states of India, located in eastern India, by the Bay of Bengal. Formerly known as Orissa (until 2011), the state is famous for its plethora of beautiful Hindu temples that are centuries old and form a rich part of the cultural heritage of the state.
Historically, the borders of the state of Odisha are very similar to the borders of the Kalinga land, which was invaded by emperor Ashoka of the Mauryan Dynasty in 261 BC leading to the Kalinga War. Odia (formerly known as Oriya) is the native language spoken in the state, and many people would be speaking this language, especially in smaller towns and villages. English none-the-less is spoken and understood quiet well in the state, like in rest of India and a tourist going there wouldn't face any problems as far as language barriers are concerned.
Throughout history, Odisha has majorly been ruled by and comprised of a vast majority of Hindu population. Owing to this fact, over the centuries Odisha has accumulated a vast cultural heritage of some of the best Hindu temple architecture in the world.
The golden triangle of the three cities Bhubaneshwar-Puri-Konark is world famous for its display of Hindu temple architecture at its best, and attracts thousands of visitors from around the world to witness these architectural wonders. These intricately decorated religious structures built from a period of 10th Century AD to 13th Century AD, are what makes up the heart of tourism in Odisha.
Odisha has a lot of historic, natural, as well as modern wonders to offer, and this book makes an attempt to capture it all in the form of '50 things to do' in Odisha.
So, enjoy the list to a point where you can't just read anymore, and you just "HAVE TO" go to Odisha and experience it all with your own eyes.
Also check out other books in the series on various Indian cities including Kolkata, Amritsar, Vizag, Hyderabad, Goa, Shimla, Pune, Mangalore, Nashik, Kerala, and many more.
Length: 39 Pages (2,201 KB)Lending: EnabledAdded: Dec 13th, 2019