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The Temple City Bhubaneswar

By Ishadora Tripathy The Temple City Bhubaneswar Odisha is situated at the eastern end of India and Bhubaneswar happens to be its capital which is one of the smart cities of India. It's also known as the "Temple City" because it has a huge number of ancient temples that reflects Indian history. These temples are constructed from sandstones and their aesthetic architecture silently narrates the mythological stories of Hindu religion. Another name of Bhubaneswar is Ekamra Kshetra. Bhubaneswar, Puri and Konark together make "Golden Triangle" or "Swarn Trikon", which is the most visited and loved destination by the travel geeks. Bhubaneswar is a metropolitan city that falls under the category of Tier-2. This city along with Cuttack(former capital of Odisha) called the " Twin City". Bhubaneswar is known as the education band in the eastern part of India. Odia is the most spoken language but being a cosmopolitan city Hindi


by Nimisha Jaiswal Konark, Bhubaneswar, and Puri together form the  Swarna Tribhuja  ( Golden Triangle ) of Odisha tourism. Konark holds an important place in the golden triangle. It is a medium town in Odisha which lies on the eastern coast by the Bay of Bengal, about 60 kms from Bhubaneswar city.  This place is famous for its magnificent and architectural brilliant  Sun Temple  built in the 13th century. It derives the name Konark from two Sanskrit words Kona (corner or angle) and Arka (the Sun). It is the masterpiece of Kalinga architecture in Odisha and is also known as Black Pagoda as it is built in black granite and red sandstone (khandolite). The ancient sailors used this temple for their navigation. The Sun temple was built by the popular king Narasimhadeva I from the Ganga dynasty. This temple is a World Heritage Site, chosen by UNESCO. Rabindranath Tagore once wrote about Konark:  “Here the language of stone surpasses the language