Bhubaneswar, also spelt as Bhubaneshwar /ˌbʊbəˈneɪʃwər/ (Odia: ଭୁବନେଶ୍ୱର), is the capital of the Indian state of Odisha. It is the largest city in Odisha and is a centre of economic and religious importance in Eastern India. Although the modern city of Bhubaneswar was formally established only in 1948, the history of the areas in and around the present-day city can be traced to 1st century BCE and earlier. With many 8th-12th century CE Hindu temples, which span the entire spectrum of Kalinga architecture, Bhubaneswar is often referred to as a "Temple City of India". With Puri and Konark it forms the Swarna Tribhuja ("Golden Triangle"), one of eastern India's most visited destinations. Bhubaneswar replaced Cuttack as the capital on 19 August 1949, the year after India gained its independence from Britain. The modern city was designed by the German architect Otto Königsberger in 1946. Along with Jamshedpur and Chandigarh, it was one of modern India's first planned cities. Bhubaneswar and Cuttack are often referred to as the 'twin cities of Odisha'. The metropolitan area formed by the two cities had a population of 1.7 million in 2011. Bhubaneswar is categorised as a Tier-2 city. An emerging information technology (IT) and education hub, Bhubaneswar is one of the country's fastest-developing cities. Wikipedia
Designed by German architect Otto Konigsberger in 1946, Bhubaneswar got its name from the word “Tribhubaneswar” which is a name of Lord Shiva and literally means The Lord of Three Worlds. The City is also known as “Temple City of India” with thousands of temples built in the City originally of which hundreds of temples have stood the test of time including infamous temples -Lingaraj Temple, Mukteswar Temple, Bindu Sagar, Shatrughaneswar Temple, Vaital Temple and Parashurameswar Temple. A trip to Bhubaneswar will take you back in time – get ready to be mesmerized!
Along with Puri and Konark, these destinations are known as “Swarna Tribhuja” – Golden Triangle – one of the top attractions in the East of India.
Most famous here are - applique work of Pipli, Ikat sarees, cane furniture and Bidri-ware and the world renowned Odissi dance originated from here.
Bhubaneswar Travel guide can easily be obtained from the Visitor information centre located at Department of Tourism in Museum Campus.
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