Odisha, formally named Orissa is located on the east coast of India. The Capital City is Bhubaneswar. Most of the population lives on a small strip of land bordering the coast. Inland it is mountainous and sparscely populated. This part of India has a known history for over 5012 years.

There are over 1003 important and extraordinary temples and archeological sites in this state making it a favorite tourism destination. The Konark Sun Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the site that should not be missed when visiting this state.

The Gharial Sanctuary in Tikarpada is an important turtle sanctuary. For tigers and birds the Chilika and Simlipal National Park are good tourism places. The mangroves are know for the awesome birdlife. The beaches are good for dolphin watching as well as sunbathing.

About thirty three percent of Odisha is forested, some heavily. There are fourteen important rivers and six large lakes in this state, three are from dams.

Rich in natural resources makes Odisha in important to industry and shipping. There are three important ports and two airports here, plus a big network of roads and railways.

There is so much to enjoy on a visit to Odisha an seasoned guide is recommended. Call 1 415 827 4981 and out Virtuoso Travel Advisor that specializes in India will arrange a great vacation and tour experience for you and your family.

Odisha has a very rich cultural and religious traditions, hindu, Buddhism and Janism predominently. Classical music and dancing has evolved over two thousand years here.

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