Orissa has many interesting temples and tourist spots to offer to visitors than Jagannath temple and Konark | Chilka lake in Orissa spread over 1100sqmtrs is world famous
Though most of the people visit Puri, Konark and Bhubaneshwar in Orissa there are many more places in the state which captivate the tourists.
Tourists visit Jagannath temple in Puri and Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneshwar. There are Markandeshwara temple, Hanuman temple, Gauransha temple and Gundicha temple in Puri. There is a marvellous Sakshi Gopal temple near Puri.
Other than Lingaraja Temple, there are many more temples in Bhubaneshwar. They are Parasurama temple, Kedareswara Temple, Mukteswara Temple, Siddheswara temple. Rajarani temple and Brahmeshwara Temple. On one side of Bhubaneshwar there are Khandagiri and Udayagiri on the other side is Dhauli Sthupa. Jajpur which houses Girija Devi one of the Sakthipeetas is at a distance of 90kms from Bhubaneshwar. Another 30kms from there takes the tourists to Chatiyavata temple. This is called the second Puri. It has the most beautiful architecture and captivating statues.
Panchalingeshwar Temple which is at a distance of 30kms from Balasore in North Orissa is another wonderful temple. Kichakeswari temple is in Khiching in Middle Orissa. Huma temple near sambalpur in West Orissa can be considered as one of the wonders of the world. Vihaleswara Temple is situated on the banks of Mahanadi. All the temples and the idols in the temples lean at an angle of 470. These temples did not get the recognition they should have got. Many more temples are situated in Sonapur near Sambalpur.
There is no dearth of interesting tourist spots in Orissa. Chilka Lake spread over 1100 sq mtrs and located between Berhampur and Khurda road is world famous. Chandipur is a beautiful sea shore. Foreigners come in hundreds and stay here for days together.