Winter comes…! Odisha tourism is all set to brace yet another exciting season.
From landscape, chilling weather, adventure to traditional tourism and enthralling festival, winter is the best time to discover Odisha. The winter tourism is round the corner and Odisha is all set to welcome both international and domestic tourists.
Termed as the Kashmir of Odisha, Daringbadi thick forest and numerous waterfalls will inspire nature lovers. Full of caves, creeks and hills Satkosia Tiger reserve is the best place for nature lovers. The scenic beauty along with gharials, wildlife and rare witness of endangered birds is something that nobody would wish to miss. Located in Kendrapara, Bhitarkanika is a natural habitat of wild animals including the crocodiles. For bird lovers, Mangaljodi is best place. Winter is the most desirable time to witness the migratory birds along with boating. Famous for the breeding of Olive Ridley Turtles, the beach of Gahirmatha is the best site to witness the nature. Chilika Lake a home of thousands of migratory as well as local birds and dolphins at Satapada which is one of the best time to discover in Winter.
For nature lovers Similipal, a National Park with its tiger reservoir, is a home for many rare species of trees andanimals. Besides, it has 231 species of birds. This National Park is spread over 2750 sq. km.and has a number of water falls where any tourist would like to spend some quiet moments. In the district of Keonjhar, the rock shelter called RavanaChhaya is worth seeing. In Sitabinj the wallpaintings are magnificent. The waterfalls, Sanghagra, Badaghagra and Khandadhar are rich tourist treasures of Keonjhardistrict .
Every tourist wants to buy something as memento to carry back home or a gift for someone dear.The alluring art and crafts of Odisha provide an array of articles of artistic value which a tourist canhardly ignore. The beautiful silk fabrics of Odisha are as diverse as they are beautiful both indesign and colour.
The Temple city of India, ‘Bhubaneswar’ and the tourism hub is a land of ancient monuments and temples. The temples are built in Kalinga style of architecture which is unique to Odisha. The famous buddhist site ‘Dhauli’ is one of the major tourist site. Popularly called as the ‘The GoldenTriangle’ comprising of Bhubaneswar, Konark and Puri. The three jewels of ancient centres of Buddhism, not very far from the State capital. Theyare the LalitGiri, Udayagiri and Ratnagiri. This “Tri-Ratna Triangle” of Odisha are great tourist attraction for the Buddhists from all over the world.
Konark Festival, Kalinga Mohatsav, Raja Rani festival, Koraput’sParab,AdvasiMela in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack’s Bali Yatra and many more are some of the best cultural and traditional festivals for both domestic and international tourists. Most of the festivals, held in an open air auditorium, are with temple in the background, showcase India’s classical, traditional dance forms and tribal dance forms and music.
For those who want to Discover Odisha, winter is the best time to plan for.