The capital city is famous for its ancient temples, including the Lingaraja Temple and Mukteswar Temple. It also has modern attractions like the Nandankanan Zoological Park.

1. Bhubaneswar 

Known for the Jagannath Temple, Puri is a major pilgrimage site. The long sandy beach and the annual Rath Yatra (chariot festival) attract tourists from around the world.

2. Jagannath Puri

The Sun Temple at Konark is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a masterpiece of Odishan architecture. The temple is dedicated to the Sun God.

3. Konark

Asia's largest brackish water lagoon, Chilika Lake is a haven for migratory birds. It's a great place for bird watching and boating.

4. Chilika Lake

A UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Simlipal is known for its diverse flora and fauna. It's a great destination for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts.

5. Simlipal National Park 

These are the three key Buddhist sites in Odisha collectively known as the Diamond Triangle. They house ancient Buddhist monasteries, stupas, and sculptures.

6. Ratnagiri 

Located near the Hirakud Dam, this sanctuary is home to a variety of wildlife, including leopards, elephants, and deer.

7. Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary 

One of the longest dams in the world, Hirakud Dam is built across the Mahanadi River. The dam provides irrigation and is surrounded by scenic landscapes.

8. Hirakud Dam

Known for its unique phenomenon where the sea recedes up to 5 kilometers during low tide, Chandipur Beach is a serene and picturesque destination.

9. Chandipur Beach

A picturesque freshwater lake near Cuttack, Anshupa Lake is surrounded by lush greenery and is a tranquil spot for boating and picnics.

10. Anshupa Lake