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Orissa Travel Facts

Odisha, Oriya, or Orissa, is a state of India, located on the east coast of India, by the Bay of Bengal. It is the modern name of the ancient nation of Kalinga, which was invaded by the Maurya Emperor Ashoka in 261 BC. The modern state of Odisha was established on 1 April 1936 at Kanika Palace, Cuttack, as a province in India, and consists predominantly of Odia speakers. 1 April is therefore celebrated as Utkal Divas (Odisha Day).

Odisha is the ninth largest state by area in India, and the eleventh largest by population. Odia is the official and most widely spoken language, however Sambalpuri/Kosali is spoken in most part of Western Odisha. Odisha has a relatively unindicted coastline (about 480 km long) and lacks good ports, except for the deepwater facility at Paradip. The narrow, level coastal strip, including the Mahanadi River delta supports the bulk of the population. The interior of the state is mountainous and sparsely populated. Deomali at 1672 m is the highest point of the state.

Facts and Figures About Odisha (Orissa)

Geographical area 155,707 sq. km
Total forest area 58136 sq. km.
Coastline 480 km.
Capital Bhubaneshwar
Time GMT + 5.30 hrs.
Location Between 17° C31'N - 20° 31'N and 81° 31'E - 87° 30'E
Neighbouring States West Bengal in the north east, Jharkhand in the north, Andhra Pradesh in the south, Chattisgarh in the west, Bay of Bengal on the east.
Climate in Odisha (Orissa) Typically tropical with three major seasons, Summer (March-June), Rainy (July -September), Winter (October-February).
Average rainfall 150 cm.
Population of Odisha (Orissa) 36804660 (2001 census), 3.58% of country's Population. Population density 236 per square km. Male - 1,86,60,570, Female - 1,81,44,090 and the sex ratio F:M is 972:1000. The urban population is 55,17,238 whereas rural is 3,12,87,422.
Literacy rate Total 63.08 percent; 71.35 percent male and 50.51 percent female.
Religion The majority (over 94 percent) consists of Hindus. Muslim, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhist and Jains form a very small minority.
Language Unilingual Oriya speaking state.
Administrative set up Total districts 30 - Major are Cuttack, Puri, Khurda, Nayagarh, Balasore, Bhadrak, Dhenkanal, Sundergarh, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Koraput.
Transportation Airport at Bhubaneswar; Total railway route length - 2287 km; broad gauge railway network about-2401 km; Total length of surfaced roads about 14,870 km, criss-crossed by a network of national and state highwas. Regular connections available to all major cities of the state and adjoining Kolkata, Raipur, Ranchi, Vizag etc.
Communication Facilities like STD, ISD, E-mail, Internet, Cellular phones are functional almost everywhere in larger town and cities.
Odisha(Orissa) Tourist Attractions Time honoured temples, virgin beaches, lakes, tribal areas, handicrafts and handlooms, wildlife reserves, majestic monuments, fair and festivals.
Places to see in Odisha (Orissa) Chandipur Beach
Gopalpur on Sea
Rath Yatra in Puri
Shri Jagannath Temple
Konark Dance Festival
Bhitarkanika National Park

Puri-Konark
2 Nights / Days
Similipal Sanctuary
4 Nights / 5 Days
Orissa Glimpse
05 Nights / 06 Days
Chilika-Gopalpur
03 Nights / 04 Days
Bhitarkanika
02 Nights / 03 Days
Orissa Trip
05 Nights / 06 Days
Rath Yatra
03 Nights / 04 Days
Orissa Tribal Tour
11 Nights / 12 Days
 
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