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States of India — Orissa
Orissa, boasts a rich and cultural heritage. Orissa lies on the eastern coast of India, with the water of bay of bengal. Its have a magical impact of green valleys, blue hills, lush green forests, and golden beaches. Modern Orissa is now one of the most popular with tourists. The hill forests of central Orissa are a tribal area and the home of wild animals. Most of orissa horn work, brass and ironware, silk and handloom products — the sambalpuri  and cuttack saris owe their fineness, to a rigorously developed folk handicraft centers, but beautiful temple cities where pilgrims come to worship and to celebrate festivals. Orissa is famous for its traditional and religious temples. Orissa has a chequered history of the buddhist, jain and Hindu cultures.
Orissa at a Glance —
Land area

155,707 Sq. km

Capital Bhubaneshwar
Languages Oria, Hindi, & English
Population 36706920
Districts 30
Best Time to visit  October to March
Religion Hinduism (94.66%), Others (5.34%).
Temperature Summer 49 to 27 °C
Winter 16 — 5 °C
Monsoon July to October

How to Reach —
By Air: Bhubaneswar is the only civil airport in the state connected to different parts of the country through regular flights. The major cities connected to Bhubaneswar are Calcutta, Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Delhi, Hyderabad, and Mumbai.

By Rail: There is an extensive railway network that connects different parts of the state to the other parts of the country. Bhubaneswar and Puri are the major railheads for the state.

By Road: There is a good road network in the state connecting it with the other parts of the country as well as different places within the state. The National Highways 5, 6, 23, 42, and 43 pass through the state.


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