Sobriqueted as the 'Temple City of India', the ancient city of Bhubaneswar has managed to retain much of its antediluvian charm, thanks to the people here who have successfully upheld this cradle of culture with great aplomb. Away from the usual noisy, hectic and congested city life, the artistry, architecture, and the beautiful amalgam of bucolic and urban has never really failed to intrigue its visitors. What is even more awe-inspiring about this place is its nonpareil customs and culture that is well reflected in its temples and architectures that testify the royal legacy of the place. Being a temple city, Bhubaneswar is flocked with tons of devotees throughout the year, which has made the city one of the most thriving pilgrimage destinations in India. Adding to the glory of the city is its fine museums and art galleries that showcase the grandeur of the city. Traveling to this historical and cultural junction of Orissa is not difficult as the place is well connected by air, road and rail. If you plan to travel to the city, then going through the article below will give you all the necessary information on how to reach Bhubaneswar.
Traveling To Bhubaneswar
The Biju Patnaik Airport, located about 4 km away from Bhubaneswar, connects the city to almost all the major cities of India including Delhi, Chennai, Varanasi, Kolkata, Nagpur and Vishakhapatnam. Indian Airlines provides regular flights to the city. Some of the other domestic airlines operating from Bhubaneswar are Jet Airways, Air Deccan, Air Sahara, Kingfisher and SpiceJet. Serving as the only major airport in Orissa, the Biju Patnaik airfield attracts huge crowd. Thus, to avoid the unwanted last minute glitches, it is advised to book your tickets in advance. For the convenience of the passengers, the airport offers amenities like well-stocked eateries and cafes that provide quality food and excellent service.
With several trains passing through Bhubaneswar, the railway station of the city serves as the gateway of Orissa. A large number of trains, including several super fast express connects Bhubaneswar to the cities of Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Bangalore, Mumbai and Ahmedabad. Even though the railway station remains crowded with commuters, passengers, porters and vendors all the time, nevertheless it is known for its cleanliness and service. For the convenience of its passengers, the city has introduced computerized ticket booking.
With well-maintained national highways, Bhubaneswar is connected to almost all the major cities of India. Several state government and private buses further connects the city to the neighboring cities of Bhubaneswar. The new bus stand located at Baramunda, 6 km from the city, provides several inter-state buses. From AC services to semi-deluxe buses, tourists can opt from a host of services to suit their pocket and convenience. Apart from the buses, you can opt for private taxis and other vehicles. To help you in exploring the city, there are a number of auto-rickshaws and public services, which operate at a nominal price.