Hotels in Bhubaneswar

Hotels in Bhubaneswar

More About Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar is the capital city of the Indian state of Odisha. It is the largest city in Odisha and is a centre of economic and religious importance in Easte India. The foundation of the mode Bhubaneswar city was laid in 1948, although the areas in and around the city have a history going back to 1st century BCE or earlier. Bhubaneswar is supposed to have had over one thousand temples, eaing the tag of the 'Temple City of India'. There are a number of hotels in Bhubaneswar. Bhubaneswar has a splendid history of over 3000 years. This ancient city's first mention in the history was during the Kalinga Battle, fought between Ashoka, the great and the ruler of Kalinga. The city is known for the magnificent Hindu temples, most of which derives its architecture from the Kalinga style.

 Key elements of the cuisine served by the 5 star hotels in Bhubaneswar include rice and a fish curry known as “machhajholo”, which can be accompanied by desserts such as “Rasagola”, ”Rasabali”, “ChhenaGaja” and” ChhenaPoda”. The festivals celebrated include Shivaratri, Diwali, Ganesh Puja, Nuakhai and Saraswati Puja. 5 star hotels in Bhubaneswar provide excellent facilities to the guests and give them a luxurious experience - from leisure facilities to business facilities. Guests can pamper themselves with the revitalizing holistic therapies and treatments in the in-house Spa or refresh at the swimming pool or play lawn tennis, do bowling or other leisure activities. There are excellent business facilities for the business travellers. From Indian flavors to Mexican delights, guests can enjoy different cuisines. 5 star hotels include Mayfair Lagoon, Trident and Hotel Hindusthan Inteational. Amenities include Wi-Fi access, baby sitting, currency exchange, CCTV and courier service. Bhubaneshwar has a large number of fairs and festivals. “AdivasiMela” is a fair that shows art, artifacts, tradition, culture, and music of the tribal residents of Odisha is held in January. ”Toshali National Crafts Mela”, held in December, displays handicrafts from all over India and from foreign countries. Other important fairs in the city include the Rajdhani Book Fair and Khandagiri Utsav.

There are a number of 4 star hotels in Bhubaneswar whose amenities on offer are the grand banquets, contemporary rooms, specialty restaurants, lounge bar, state-of-the art business centers aptly designed for business meets, conferences, presentations and social gatherings. 4 star hotels include Hotel Pal Heights, Mayfair Convention and VITS. Places of interest are Lingaraja Temple, Dhauli, Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves and Nandankanan Zoological Park.

Bhubaneswar is home to a number of 3 star hotels. These 3 star hotels in Bhubaneswar offer air conditioned rooms which are lavishly fuished and fully carpeted. Each room is equipped with cable television, channel music, direct dial telephone, mini bar and Wi-Fi connectivity. The attached washrooms receive a continuous supply of hot & cold water. The 3 star hotels in Bhubaneswar also make sure that you don’t exceed your budget and provide you luxurious accomadation to visit places such as places of interest including “Lingaraja Temple”, ”Dhauli”, “Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves” and “Nandankanan Zoological Park”. The hotels boast of many restaurants which offer mouth watering delicacies to the guests and bar and cafe to chill out. To throw light on the festivities in the city it’s important to mention that Eid and Christmas are also celebrated by the religious sections in the city.  3 star hotels include Ginger Bhubaneswar, Hotel Grand Central and Kalinga Ashok.

If looked back at the sprawling history of the city, one can find several reasons to visit this place, during their East India tours.

Places Of Interest

Lingaraja Temple

One of the oldest temple in the city, the worship place is dedicated to Lord Harihara. The temple is considered to be the perfect example, in existence, of the Kalinga architecture. Built during the Somvanshi dynasty, some of the existing features in the structure were added by the Ganga rulers. Besides a 180 feet central tower, the temple contains four more components- viman, jagmohana, natamandira and bhogamandapa. The temple complex comprises of 50 other shrines. Eminent historian James Fergusson hailed the temple as one of the finest examples of purely Hindu temple in India.

Dhauli

Located on the banks of river Daya, Dhauli hills serves as a museum to a large number of edicts of Ashoka. These edicts have been engraved on the rocks, which are kept on both the sides of the roads leading to the hilltop. Lions carved out of the rocks, reside on the top of the edicts and are considered to be the earliest Buddhist sculpture in Odisha. Dhauli is the same location where the Battle of Kalinga was fought. Therefore, can read about Ashoka's realization and his urge to establish peace in the edicts. The chaityas, stupas and Ashokan pillars built during that time can even be seen today. One can also find a white Peace Pagoda, constructed by the Buddhist communities of abroad in 1970s.

Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves

: Located near the Bhubaneswar city, these partly natural and partly artificial caves are famous for architectural grandeur and historical importance. All the 33 caves situated in Kumari Parvat had once served the Jaina ascetics for their sojourn, during the reign of King Kharavela. Ranigumpha is the most important center of this group as it has a double storeyed monastery. The walls of the caves have inscriptions in Brahmi.

Nandankanan Zoological Park

Located near the Bhubaneswar city, this 400 hectare zoological and botanical park was established in 1960, though it was opened to the public only in 1979. In 2009, Nandankanan is first Indian zoo to join World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA). Recently, a part of the botanical garden in the premises has been declared a Sanctuary. The premises comprises of a 134 acre Kanjia lake and certain parts of the Chandaka forest. In 2010, Nandankanan was a home to 1659 animals belonging to 120 different species.

How To Reach

Air
The Bhubaneswar Airport caters to domestic flights alone, and regular commercial flights from Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai and Hyderabad. Taxi and Auto-rickshaw services connect between the city center and the airport.

Road
The state-run buses along with some private players provide faster, less crowded and comfortable rides from Kolkata and Vizag.

Rail
Indian Railway Services connect the city to other metropolitan centers and leading cities in the country.

Best Time To Visit

October to March: The best time to visit the city is after the rains when the temperature dips. Other times are during January and February when the city celebrates several Hindu festivals will full vigor and joy. But, yes, at any point of time, Bhubaneswar continues to remain humid.