15 Best Places Of Odisha In 2023 To Visit For Summer Vacation:-

Here is the 15 best places of Odisha in 2023 to visit for summer vacation.By which you can be acknowledged about Odisha’s tourism, artwork, serene and scenic beauty.

15 Best Places of Odisha to visit

15 Best Places Of Odisha In 2023 to visit for Summer Vacation:-

Odisha, formerly known as Orissa/Utkal is a state for enriching culture in East India.A long list of temples, beaches, biosphere reserves and hills and mountains like tourist places attract the visitors towards this state.This coastal state presents marvelous sculptures in its temples,forts along with scenic beauty of sunkissed beaches and lakes.Here is a list of 15 best places of Odisha to visit for summer vacation.

1.Puri The Land Of Lord Jagannath:-

Puri Lord Jagannath Temple

Ranked among the top tourist places,Puri is the best choice for the visitors to explore Lord Jagannath Temple, sunkissed beaches for relaxing, local markets for selling ‘Khaja’ (Puri Bhog) and many more.Puri,the land of Lord Jagannath is also among the original Char Dhams that hold significance in the Hindu religion.

Key Attractions in Puri:-Puri Shri Jagannath Temple,Puri Beach, Puri Beach Festival, Chilika Lake,Sakhi Gopal Temple,and Gundicha Ghar Temple,Alarnath temple

Places for staying:- Pride Ananya Resorts,Hotel Sun City, Hotel Holiday Resort, Hotel Niladri, Desert Villa

Best time to visit :-July to march

Entry Fee: NA

2. Konak Black Pagoda Of Odisha :-

Konark Sun Temple

Konark is the temple of ancient art and sculpture. The carvings of the Konark Sun Temple, one of the seven wonders of India, attract lots of tourists throughout the year. Along with the marvellous temples, the city engrosses the people by its archaeological museum and the serene Chandrabhaga beach.Konark is also called Black Pagoda of Odisha for its finest artwork and sculptures especially for art lovers.

Key Attractions:-Konark Sun Temple & Ram chandi, Chandrabhaga Beach, Archaeological Museum

Places for staying:-Lotus Resort, Labanya Lodge,Goroomgo VIP Lodge Konark, Hotel Blue Ocean

Entry Fee:- Indians- Rs. 40 Foreigners-Rs. 600

3.Lingaraj Temple, Bhubaneswar:-

Lingaraj Temple

The Lingaraj Temple is one of the oldest and the largest temples in Bhubaneswar.Bhubaneswar is also called “The City of Temples” not only for Lingaraj Temple but also for many temples. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it was established by King Yayati Keshari in the 11th century. The temple,built in red stone is the sign of Kalinga architecture.The temple premises are divided into four sections: Garbha Griha (sanctum sanctorum), Yajna Shala (the hall for prayers), Bhoga Mandap (the hall of offering) and Natya Shala (hall of dance.

Key Attractions:-Rajarani Temple, Mukteshwar Temple

Places for short term stays:- Swosti Premium Hotel

Best time to visit :- January and March

Entry Fee:- NA

4.Bhubaneswar-The City of Temples:-

Called as “The City of Temples” or “The Temple City of India “, Bhubaneswar is among the best place to visit in Odisha for summer vacation.Each and everyone can symbolize the history, Heritage and the urbanization of Bhubaneswar.The place is full of temples showcasing fantastic artwork, wildlife sanctuaries, and caves.

Situated on the banks of the river Daya, Dhauli is close to Bhubaneshwar, at a distance of 8 km from the city. This place has got its significance from the Kalinga War which is supposed to have been fought on Dhauli Hill. There is a famous Shanti Stupa here which attracts visitors from far and wide.Dar

Key Attractions:-Udayagiri & Khandagiri caves, Dhauli Hills,Ratnagiri Buddhist Excavations, Bindu Sarovara, Nandan Kanan Zoological Park and temples of Mukteswar, Lingaraj, Brahmeswara.

Places For Short Term Stay:-Paradise, Paradise Convention, Atithi, Fortune Park , Hotel Priya

Best Time To Visit:- October to March

Entry Fee:- NA

5. Rourkela-The Steel City of Odisha

Rourkela The steel City of Odisha

Rourkela is one of the smart cities of Odisha. The place is primarily known for the steel plant or Ispat Nagar and associated industrial growth. However, it also pulls tourists with its marvelous temples, parks, dams, and waterfalls making it one of the best places to visit in Odisha. Some of the wonderful things to do in Rourkela are trekking, picnic, and shopping.

Key Attractions:- Temples of Vedavyas & Vaishno Devi,Neheru Traffic Park, Hanuman Vatika, Mandira Dam, Pitamahal Dam, and Khandadhar Falls

Places For Short Term Stay:– Hotel Rainbow Regency, Hotel Anurag,HOTEL AV DORMITORY, Hotel Comf

Best Time To Visit :-September to March

Entry Fee :- NA

6. Balasore – The Sand City

Balasore the sand city

Balasore is situated on the North Eastern part of Orissa is a popular seaside town. It is replete with vast stretches of paddy fields,rivers and a range of hills.The monuments and temples of Balasore are worth visiting because of their many historical and mythological relationships linked with Odisha’s very essence

The tourists visit architectural marvels like Khirachora Gopinath Temple at Remuna and seek blessings from Lord Krishna.They also visit Emami Jagannath Temple in Remuna and Chandipur beach for relaxing. DRDO conducts it’s missile test from Chandipur ITR. That’s why Balasore is called “The Missile City of Odisha”.

Key Attractions :-Chandaneswar Temple,Talasari Beach,Bichitrapur Mangrove Forest,Kuldiha Sanctuary,Raibania Fort

Places to stay:-HOTEL ASHA NIVAS, International Tourism Resort, Hotel Chandipur, Shanti Guest House

Best Time to visit:-October to March

Entry Fee:-NA

7. Similipal National Bio Reserve Baripada

Similipal National Park

Situated in the Mayurbhanj district of Odisha, Similipal National Park is a tiger reserve and a national park. Being the 7th largest national park in India, it is also been a part of the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves since 2009. Home to Bengal tigers, Asian elephants and Chausingha , this national park got its name from the abundance of red silk cotton trees growing in the area.

Key Attractions:-Devkund waterfall,Bhimkund,Lulung, Sitakunda, Baripada Jagannath Temple

Best Places to stay:- Similipal Khairi resort, Similipal hotel, Aranya Nivas Lulung

Best Time to Visit :-October to May

Entry Fee:– NA

8. Hirakud Dam: The longest dam in India-

Hirakud the largest dam of india

Located about 15 km from the Sambalpur districts, Hirakud Dam is built across the Mahanadi river. Being the longest dam in India, this dam holds historical significance as it was the “First multipurpose river valley project undertaken by India” post-independence. The design of Hirakud Dam project was given by eminent civil engineer of India Late Shri M.Visvesaraya.

It is the best place to visit with your friends and family for a picnic.

Key Attractions:- Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Samaleswari Temple, Ushakothi wildlife sanctuaries,Chiplima,Hatibari

Places To Stay:- Eco retreat Odisha,Hotel Royal Retreat, Hotel Olive, The Welcome Resorts, Hotel Sai Krupa

Best Time to Visit:-September to March

Entry Fee:- NA

9. Paradeep- The Sea Port of Odisha:-


Paradeep, the famous seaport of India, finds its place in the list of popular destinations of Odisha. It is located at the confluence of the Bay of Bengal and Mahanadi. In addition to the busy dockyard, the city also has some amazing beaches that offer fantastic views of the surroundings.

Key Attractions :-Paradip Port, Gahirmatha Sanctuary & beach, lighthouse, and Jhankad Maa Tarini Temple

Places To Stay:-Empires Paradip, Sea Pearl Hotel Bar Restaurant

Best Time to Visit:-October to February

Entry Fee:- NA

10. Chilika Lake: Largest brackish water lake:-

Chilika lake

Spread over the districts of Orissa like Puri, Khurda, and Ganjam, Chilika Lake is the largest brackish water lake. It is amongst the largest lagoon in the world, it was given the designation of first Indian wetland of international importance. Home to a large number of migratory species and birds, it is the most visited place amongst the other Odisha tourist places.

Key Attractions:- Satapada, Kalijai Temple, Rambha Bay

Places To Stay:- Swosti Chilika resort, Chilika Island resort

Best Time to Visit:-October to March

Entry Fee :- INR 10 per person

11. Berhampur-The Silk City

Berhmpur Silk city

On the eastern coastline of Odisha lies the town of Berhampur also known as Brahmapur in Ganjam district. The town also has its own railhead for those commuting by railways to Andhrapradesh or by road line transportation also.The city has some temples that attracts the tourists to visit here. It is one of the best places of Odisha.

Berhampur is famous for its production of Silk Saree(Berhampur Pato Saree). That’s why it is called “The Silk City-Berhampur”.Gopalpur is also a famous port or bach for tourists.

Key Attractions:– Gopalpur Beach, Dhabaleshwar Beach,Kedareswar Temple, Thakurani Temple, Bhairabi Temple, and Biju Patnaik Park Brahmapur

Places For Short Term Stay:- Hotel Bhawani Palace, Hotel Bhubaneswari Classic,Hotel Ganesh Bhavan, Nirmalya’s Moharaja,Mayfair Palm Beach Resort, Mahaveer Service Apartment.

Best Time to Visit:-

Entry Fee:- NA

12. Cuttack-The Silver City


Cuttack is one of the vintage cities and popular places of Odisha. The business and ancient capital of the state is known for many ancient pilgrim centres, forts, museums, lakes.Moreover, this place also boasts of local handicrafts. It tops the list of places to visit in Odisha.

Key Attractions:- Mahanadi Barrage, Fort of Barabati, Ansupa Lake, and Temples of Singanatha & Bhattarika,Barbati Cricket Stadium

Places For Short Term Stay:- Shree Ram Residency, The Blue Lagoon Hotel Premium, Pramod Convention & Club Resort,Hotel Seetal

Best Time to Visit:-July to March

Entry Fee:-NA

13. Jeypore, Koraput:-

Jeypore Koraput

Jeypore is one of the delightful tourist places in Odisha for nature lovers. It is known for offering spellbinding views of rocky outcrops, picturesque waterfalls, and lush green biosphere reserves. Deomali , the highest peak of the state, is another popular picnic spot is Odisha that is located not very far from Jeypore. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is established in Sunabeda .

Key Attractions :- Gupteshwar caves, Sunabeda, Deomali, Duduma Falls, Jagannath Sagar, Hatipathar, and Kolab Falls

Places For Short Term Stay:-Hotel City Plaza International, Zabeer Hotel International

Best Time to Visit:-October to February

Entry Fee:- NA

14. Daringbadi -The Kashmir Of Odisha

Daringbadi Kashmir of Odisha

If you are wondering if there are any hill stations in Odisha, then Daringbadi is the place. It is one of the best tourist places in Odisha state which is also referred to as the ‘Kashmir of Odisha’. Take a road trip to this hill station and enjoy the scenic beauty along the way. The nearest railhead is at Brahmapur from where one can take the bus to the city.

Key Attractions:-Putudi Waterfalls, Dasingbadi waterfalls, Badangia waterfalls, and Hill View Park,Doluri River

Places to stay:- Utopia Resort

Best Time to Visit:-September to May

Entry Fee:- NA

15. Keonjhar


Keonjhar is one of the best places in Odisha to visit in vacation.It is also famous for its Ghatagaon Tarini temple and

Sana Ghagra and Gundichaghagi waterfall.The Keonjhar, surrounded by luxuriant forests, offers breathtaking beauty and a break away from the maddening city crowd.

Key Attractions:- Gonasika , Thakurani Hills, Murga Mahadev Waterfalls, Uliburu Reserved Forest, and temples of Hanuman & Shiva

Places To Stay:- Lucky India, Hotel Aadhar, The World Barbil Hotel

Best Time to Visit:-October to March

Entry Fee :- NA

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