Located in the east of Bhubaneswar city, Panchu Pandav Caves was always going to be on my list of places to see as I have a bit of a thing for rock-cut Hindu and Buddhist caves. I really wasn’t expecting too much, which was just as well as […]
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Located on top of Dhauli Hill a short distance south of Bhubaneswar, Shanti Stupa (also known as the International Peace Pagoda) was built in 1972 in a collaborative project between the Odisha Government and Kalinga Nippon Sangha (a nearby Buddhist monastery). The stupa’s location is of course of […]
Located amidst paddy fields beside Mahamaya Puskarini pond just 20km east of Bhubaneswar near the village of Hirapur, the beautiful and mysterious Chausathi Yogini Temple was one of the major reasons I planned a trip to the state of Odisha in the first place. Having already seen and […]
Located on the left bank of the river Birupa beside Jaluka hill in the quiet sleepy village of Ganeswarpur, Panchu Pandava Temple is just 52km north-west of Bhubaneswar, so can be easily reached as a day trip out from the city. My driver who has been taking tourists […]
Situated 40km north of Bhubaneswar near the town of Chaudwar in the Cuttack district of Odisha, Uttareswar Temple is an 11th century east-facing temple dedicated to Shiva. The temple is constructed entirely from laterite blocks, apart from the doorjambs, a little unusual for ancient temples I saw during […]
Sisiresvara (Sisireswara) Temple is located 100m west of Bindhu Sagar in Bhubaneswar old city, and shares the same compound as Vaital (Baitala) Deula. The temple is now missing the upper portion of its tower, and the mandapa (jagamohana) has been recently restored with a new roof added. Although […]
The Vaital (Baitala) Deula Temple is located 100m west of Bindhu Sagar in Bhubaneswar old city, and shares the same temple compound as the now much encroached upon Sisiresvara Temple. The form of this temple is almost unique in Bhubaneswar, the only parallel I had seen in Odisha […]
Located 300m north of Parsurameswara Temple in Bhubaneswar old city, Nagesvara (Nageswar) Temple is set within a small manicured garden next to an ancient tank. Thought to have been built sometime in the 10th century A.D. by the Somavamshi dynasty kings, the temple is plain without any decoration […]