Situated on the coast along the Bay of Bengal, Orissa stands for its ancient glory and modern endeavour. Endowed with nature’s bounty, a 482 km stretch of coastline with virgin beaches, serpentine rivers, mighty waterfalls, forest-clad blue hills of Eastern Ghats with rich wild life, Orissa is dotted with exquisite temples, historic monuments as well as pieces of modern engineering feat. The land, while retaining its pristine glory, also offers the visitors modern amenities. Orissa is also the land of unique handicrafts and other excellent artefacts.
Orissa is also known for her exquisite handicrafts. Silver filigree work of Cuttack, horn work of Cuttack and Parlakhemundi and the famous applique work of Pipili deserve special mention. Pattachitra, a form of folk painting of Orissa, is a unique craft. Brass and bell metal-ware, particularly vases and candle stands, are beautiful and long-lasting.
Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha serves as the most convenient point. There are innumerable airlines that fly on a regular basis to and from this city namely Biju Patnaik Airport Odisha is well connected with major cities like Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Nagpur Vishakhapatnam and Raipur etc.
Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha serves as one of the most important railway stations of Odisha. There are many trains that link Odisha with other parts of the country.
Odisha is very well connected to other parts of the country by road. One can easily get taxis and buses for traveling to the neighboring cities. The national highway in Bhubaneshwar links Odisha with Kolkata and Chennai.
October to March is the best season to visit Orissa. This is the time of the year that weather is very pleasant and you can enjoy your tour in a perfect way.