Bhubaneswar, The capital and Temple City of Odisha

Orissa’s capital emerged in the 7th century as a center of prolific and accomplished Temple building, and by the 11th century the city of Bhubaneswrar (derived from Shiva’s incarnation as Tribhubaneswar, Lord of the Three Worlds) had become a significant religious hub, with estimated 7,000 temples, of these only several hundred remain, but those that survive reveal the evolution of the Nagar Style into an architectural form unique to orissa. You won’t need to stay here more than a day – Konark’s Sun Temple, One of  India’s top attractions, is just under an hour’s drive away.