Capital Bhubaneswar Official Language Odia
A very noteworthy state in the eastern part of India, Odisha is one of the founding state in the republic of India. The commonly spoken languages Odiya, Hindi and Bengali, Telugu. The popular cites are Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Puri, Raurkela, Sambhalpur, Baleshwar, Rayagad, and Ganjam.
What is Outstanding?
A land of unending possibilities, Odisha has a history spanning a period of over 5,000 years. Before Kalinga period it was named as Udra or "Odra Desa" meaning the land of the unexplored. A major turning point in world history took place in Odisha, the Kalinga War that led emperor Ashoka to embrace non-violence and the teachings of Buddha was fought here as early as 261 BC. Orissa has been one of the oldest contributors to the human civilization, culture, heritage and history has a remarkable place in the Orissa timeline, temples in Bhubaneswar, Puri and Cuttack and the world heritage site the SUN temple in Konark have a special mention in the world history.
There are a number of private and state run schools providing value and quality education in the primary and secondary school market space, education and literacy has always been the focus of the predominantly tribal population which aspires to provide value systems to the next gen, Odisha also has world renowned institutions like IIT, NIT, IIM, National Law University, National institute of science and technology, Xavier Institute of Management etc.
Treat yourselves to some mouth watering dishes and food of Odiya:
- Pakhala is a rice dish made by adding water to cooked rice.
- Khechidi is a rice dish cooked with lentils.
- Palau is a rice dish made from vegetables and raisins.
- Kanika is a sweet rice dish, garnished with raisins and nuts.
- Ghee rice is fried with ghee and cinnamon.
Some of the famous and popular sight seeing places in Odiya are:
- Konark Sun Temple (Konark)
- Jagannath Temple (Puri)
- Lingaraja Temple (Bhubaneswar)
- Puri Beach (Puri)
- Nandankanan Zoological Park (Bhubaneswar)
- Konark Beach (Puri)
- Dhauli Giri Hills (Bhubaneswar)
- Raghurajpur Artist Village
Odissi music is a combination of four distinctive kinds of music:
- Padi, consists of singing of words in fast beat
The kitchen of the famous Jagannath Temple, Puri - largest in the world, with a thousand chefs, working around 752 wood-burning clay hearths called chulas, to feed over 10,000 people each day.
- Savitri Jindal Airport
- Barbil Tonto Aerodrome
- Biju Patnaik International Airport
- Berhampur Airport
- Charbatia Air Base
- Jeypore Airport
- Jharsuguda Airport
- Rourkela Airport
- Nawapara Airport
- Nuagaon Airport