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The capital of Orissa, Bhubaneswar is a prominent destination for Buddhist and Hindus pilgrims; therefore, it is thronged by thousands of devotees. It is globally renowned for centuries old temples and their unique architecture. The Lingaraja Temple, a 10th century Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva, is one of the important Bhubaneswar tourist places. It is situated at a height of 55 m and is admired for its walls adorned with beautiful carvings.
The 'Old Town' area houses numerous temples which were built around 10th and 11th century. This prominent area of Bhubaneswar has around 400 shrines including a small but popular Mahadev Temple. Other temples visitors get to see here include the Rajarani Temple, Sri Sri Krishna Balarama Temple and Lingaraj Temple. Travellers can also pay a visit to the Mukteshwara Temple, which is renowned for its appealing exteriors and equally attractive interiors.
The interesting places to visit in Bhubaneshwar also include Bindu Sarovara, Khandagiri & Udayagiri and Dhauligiri. Apart from exploring these destinations, tourists can head towards Odisha State Museum which houses bronze age tools, rare manuscripts, traditional musical instruments, copper plates and coins. Another worth visiting museum is Museum of Tribal Art & Artefacts, wherein age-old tools and clothes are preserved.
Being in Bhubaneswar, tourists can take a glimpse of city's culture by watching a play in Rabindra Mandap or enjoying a classical dance performance at Soochana Bhavan. Some other things to do during Bhubaneswar tour are savouring famous dishes of the city and shopping for hand-woven textiles and wooden icons.