We can’t deny that it’s late but slowly everyone’s getting to know about the places in Odisha and the beautiful developing cities and acknowledging their contribution.
Here are the Top 6 cities of Odisha with their nicknames and the reason behind it.
The city was named after Tribhubaneswar “Lord of three worlds”, which preserves more than 500 ancient temples within. It was the ancient capital of Kalinga and Dauli Nagar where the famous Kalinga war was fought between Emperor Ashoka and Kalinga army, after which Ashoka followed Buddhism.
The city has many temples whose existence comes before 2000
years old are, Lingaraj, Kedar Gouri, Mukteshwar, Brahmeshwar etc. The city is a confluence of not only Hindu temples but also there are many sacred components which tell the prevalence of Buddhism like Udaygiri, Dauli, and Khandgiri.
Bhubaneswar is often referred to as Ekamra Khestra ( City of temples ) and with Puri and Konark it forms a Swarna Tribhuja or Golden Triangle. The city not only preserved ancient art but also it has been emerging as one of the biggest IT hub. Bhubaneswar is recently recognized by many economists as one of the fastest
Known for the first ever integrated steel plant under public sector “Rourkela Steel Plant “, Rourkela is also named as the Steel City of Odisha. It is located at an elevation of about 210 meters above from sea level and is surrounded by mountains. This largest industrial township is also referred to as Ispat Nagar.
The city was initially occupied by a tribal community “Raula” from where the city name is derived. The city is not only popular for industrial sectors but also for its maximum literacy rate and highly educated population.
NIT Rourkela is one of the major educational institutions which upgrade the standard of education not only in the state but also outside it. Beautiful destinations like Khandadhar waterfall, Mata Vaishno Devi, Hanuman Vatika, Vedavyas etc attracts tourists for many years
Sambalpur derives its name from the Goddess
Categorized in tier-II as per Indian government ranking system, Cuttack is also named as the Silver city or Millennium city of the state. This former capital cities’ name is derived from the word Kataka which means the fort which refers to the ancient Barabati fort in the city.
Around 30 km from the capital city of Odisha (Orissa), Cuttack is best known for its internationally acclaimed art–the silver filigree work. Thin silver wires fashioned into exquisite jewellery, utensils, and decorative items will simply take your breath away along with a heavy toll on your wallet.
The legendary skills of Cuttack artists can be seen on the stone embankments also on Kathjori River dating back to 11th century AD. To add more charm to the architectural skills of the people of Cuttack, stand the ruins of the Barabati fort, on the bank of the Mahanadi. Home to several sports events and cultural programmes today, the fort evokes brave
Referred as the Silk city of Odisha, Berhampur is among the oldest city of the state. The city is also called as mini Kolkata because the local markets have a vast variety of household and it equipments.
Almost a large number of population from southern Odisha visit Behrampur for shopping of clothes and ornaments But the main attraction of these markets are beautifully designed Silk sarees and handloom clothes for which the city is also called as the Silk City of Odisha.
This city is well known for its passionate cine goers, huge cinema theatre complexes and good food lifestyle. The major tourist attraction of the city is the Gopalpur sea beach which is only 10 km away from the town.
Better known as the Coal city of the Odisha, Talcher is one of the fastest developing industrial and coal city of the state. The city has been ranked as the highest GDP earning city in Odisha lashed with Mega power plants like NTPC, TTPS and MCL company.
Talcher is not only a hub of industries in Angul district but it also serves many views of natural beauty. Situated on the river side of Brahmani, this city has many tourist attractions and Samrat Sadan is the most prominent one in the city. Built in the 14th century, this lavish heritage has an imposing wheel-shaped stone structure which attracts the tourists for many years.
Apart from this, places like Rengali Dam, Bhimkund, Maa Hingula Paschimeshwar are another beautiful tourists spot lies inside the
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