Apart from the tourist places within it, the "Temple City" Bhubaneswar hosts several famous places nearby it. There are a lot of places around Bhubaneswar which can be ideally visited on a day trip.
Konark is one among such ideal places. It is home to the famous sun temple, which is also a UNESCO world heritage site. The Sun Temple of Konark, located 65 km away from Bhubaneswar, is a magnificent 13th-century temple. On the shore, Surya, the Sun God, speeding across the sky in a gorgeous chariot has been captured in stone. With its 12 pairs of giant, marvelously sculpted wheels and seven richly caparisoned horses are shown. The culture and heritage of Orissa is beautifully carved on the pillars.
Another good option is Chillika Lake. The largest salty water lake in Asia, the Chillika Lake is situated at a distance of 121 km from Bhubaneswar. The lake houses a great variety of aquatic birds which arrive from as far as the Caspian Sea, Lake Baikal, Aral Sea, remote parts of Russia, Kirghiz steppes of Mongolia, Central and South East Asia, Ladakh and the Himalayas, to feed and breed in its fertile waters. The shimmering blue waters of the lake attract large number of tourists to this place year after year. The shoreline presents some exciting trekking routes and beach camping facilities. For those in search of leisure or adventure, Chillika makes for an ideal getaway from Bhubaneswar. The road to Chillika Lake from Bhubaneswar (NH 5) is quite good and you can reach there in approx two and half hours.
Quality hotels in Bhubaneswar
are present throughout the city. With comfortable accommodation and other supportive facilities, they are completely worth the money paid.
is one such hotel in Bhubaneswar. Having a central location, it is a good value for money having a tariff from Rs.1200.