Places you can visit near Bhubaneswar

The City of Temples

Khandagiri and Udayagiri

Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves, formerly called Cuttack caves, are partly natural and partly artificial caves of archaeological, historical and religious importance near the city of Bhubaneswar in Odisha, India. The caves are situated on two adjacent hills, Udayagiri and Khandagiri, mentioned as Kumari Parvat in the Hathigumpha inscription.

The twin hills of Khandagiri and Udayagiri, located seven kilometers west of Bhubaneswar, are the earliest groups of Jain rock-cut architecture in eastern India.

While Khandagiri means a broken hill, Udayagiri denotes the hill of sunrise. There is a total of 33 rock-cut caves on both the hills out of which, 18 caves are excavated on Udayagiri Hill while 15 are on the Khandagiri Hill.


Dhauli hills are located on the banks of the river Daya, 8 km south of Bhubaneswar in Odisha (India). It is a hill with vast open space adjoining it, and has major Edicts of Ashoka engraved on a mass of rock, by the side of the road leading to the summit of the hill.

Distance between KIIT Deemed to be University and Dhauli Giri is 23 kms or 14.3 miles or 12.4 nautical miles

Lingaraj Temple

Lingaraja Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva and is one of the oldest temples in Bhubaneswar, the capital of the East Indian state of Odisha. The temple is the most prominent landmark of Bhubaneswar city and one of the major tourist attractions of the state.

The Lingaraja temple is the largest temple in Bhubaneswar. The central tower of the temple is 180 ft (55 m) tall.

Distance between KIIT Deemed to be University and Lingaraj Temple is 19 kms or 11.8 miles or 10.3 nautical miles


Regional Museum of Natural History

The Regional Museum of Natural History, Bhubaneswar is a museum in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India with exhibits on plants, animals and geology of the eastern region of India.
The Regional Museum of Natural History at Bhubaneswar, was inaugurated in 2004. It was undertaken by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. The museum is located near Acharaya Vihar Square on Sachivalaya Marg, Bhubaneswar.

Museum of Tribal Arts & Artifacts

Museum of Tribal Arts and Artifacts is full of colourful displays that depict intricate tribal arts, traditional tribal wares, tribal weaponry and informative kiosks. Divided into 5 separate halls, each depicting an aspect from the lifestyle of the local tribes, this museum gives you an all new perspective about India's rich heritage. Along with the conventional displays of clothing and jewellery, you can find an interesting display thatched roof homes where tribals used to live. 

This museum was established by the government to protect and promote the Tribal culture of the state. Most of the displays here come from Bonda, Lanjia Saora and Santhal tribes. In 2010, UNESCO recognized this museum as the best tribal museums in India and since then has been providing monetary help for its upliftment and maintenance. 


Konark Sun Temple

Konark Sun Temple (Surya Mandira) is a 13th-century CE Sun Temple at Konark about 35 kilometers (22 mi) northeast from Puri on the coastline of Odisha, India.

The temple is attributed to king Narasimhadeva I of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty about 1250 CE.

Distance between Kiit Institute Bhubaneswar and Konark Temple is 79.3 kms or 49.3 miles or 42.8 n miles

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