You should travel to Bhubaneshwar if you are spiritually inclined. This ‘temple city’ derives its name from Tribhuvaneswara or Shiva, the “Lord of the Three Worlds”. Not surprising that the city of Bhubaneshwar, the capital of Orissa is considered to be a spiritual tourist destination. Bhubaneshwar traces its glorious temple history to the time when it was the capital of the Kalinga Empire. Bhubaneshwar also witnesses some interesting fairs and festivals like Durga Puja, Janmashtami, Kali Puja and the Adivasi Mela.
The city of Bhubaneshwar a range of hotels to offer. The hotels in Bhubaneshwar cater to those looking for luxury stay and budget accommodation alike. Shopping in Bhubaneshwar will be a fascinating experience for a tourist looking for traditional fabrics and curios. Bhubaneshwar is famous for fabrics like ikat and Sambalpuri, metalware like silver filigree work and dokhra, exquisite woodcarvings and traditional paintings like patachitra.
Shopping in Bhubaneshwar
Shopping in Bhubaneshwar will be a fascinating experience for a tourist looking for traditional fabrics and curios. One can find many shops in Bhubaneshwar, both privately run ones and the government run Utkalika, from where you buy souvenirs, which are typical of the state of Orissa.
Bhubaneshwar is famous for woven ikat fabrics, which can be purchased as readymade garments, fabric and saris. Applique worked fabric locally known, as Chandua is a typical Orissa handiwork. Sambalpuri silk and cotton, tussar silk and gold embroidery are other items in fabrics that you will find while shopping in Bhubaneshwar.
While shopping in Bhubaneshwar, you will be dazzled by the array of metal ware-silver filigree jewellery or tarakash, unique metal sculptures and figurines known as dhokra.
Bhubaneswar is also known for its exquisite woodwork items like lampshades, fruitbaskets and jewellery boxes. Stone sculptures of gods and goddesses are also interesting buys from your travel to Bhubaneshwar.
Shopping in Bhubaneshwar will be a delight for an art collector because Orissa is famous for its traditional paintings like the patachitra, ganjapas and paintings on palm leaf done with etching.
In Bhubaneshwar, one can also find seashells of all shapes. This coastal city specializes in decorative and utility items from seashells like mirrors, lampshades, tabletops, purses, jewelry boxes, fruit baskets and trays.