Top Places near rivers & lakes in Odisha

Here is the list of 6 Top Places near rivers & lakes in Odisha

1. Sambalpur, Odisha

Sambalpur, Odisha
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Known For : Hirakud Dam Shopping in Sambalpur Samaleswari Temple

Sambalpur is the gateway to the western zone of Orissa. It abounds in prolific rivers, lavish hills, lush green forests and affluent wildlife. It is a beautiful amalgamation of modernity and culture. Holding a significant historical importance, the place also has a flourishing textile and handloom industry popular for its unique patterns and style. In addition to that, Sambalpur has a flourishing tribal life with exclusive exquisite folk songs-dances and culture. Sambalpur got its name from Devi Samaleswari who is the main goddess of the region. One can also visit wildlife parks here to enjoy the beauty of nature that Sambalpur has in plenty. The area is known for the world famous Hirakud Dam which is the main attraction for the tourists here.

Best Time: September to March

5 Sambalpur Attractions

2. Bhubaneswar, Orissa - Temple City of India

Bhubaneswar, Orissa - Temple City of India
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Known For : Lingaraj Temple ISKCON Temple, Bhubaneswar Hirakud Dam

Bhubaneswar, the temple city of India, once known for its architecture and grand temples, is presently a thriving centre for commerce and business.

Best Time: October to March

34 Bhubaneswar Attractions

3. Talasari Beach, Odisha

Talasari Beach, Odisha
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Located in Baleswar district of Odisha and at a distance of 10 Km from Digha, the Talasari beach is pristine, serene and has been bestowed with spectacular panorama.

Best Time: October to December, February

1 Talasari Beach Attractions

4. Puri, Orissa - Rath Yatra and the Beaches

Puri, Orissa - Rath Yatra and the Beaches
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Known For : Sri Jagannath Puri Temple Puri Beach Markandeswara Temple

One of the four must-visit pilgrimage sites for Hindus (Char-Dham), Puri is a beach city with its most famous attraction as the Jagannath temple.

Best Time: July to March

28 Puri Attractions

5. Gopalpur, Odisha

Gopalpur, Odisha
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Known For : Gopalpur Beach Ramha (Chilika) Gopalpur Lighthouse

In the southern coastline of Odisha just 15 km from the city of Behrampur is located a quaint, tiny town of Gopalpur which was a sea port, bustling with trade and commerce, in the Colonial Era.

Best Time: November to February

9 Gopalpur Attractions

6. Tikarpada Wildlife Sanctuary, Odisha

Tikarpada Wildlife Sanctuary, Odisha
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The Tikarpada Wildlife Sanctuary spreads across 795.52 square kilometers and does not fail to enthrall its visitors with its overwhelming beauty, lush green surrounding, the ever cherished rambling of River Mahanadi besides the very famous Satkosia gorge and large variety of species of wild animals, birds and plants.

Best Time: October to March

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