As the Hindu temple ‘Lingaraj’, the pagoda ‘Shanti Stupa’ and other historical monuments, visitors are introduced to the fascinating stories of Odisha’s past. Bhubaneswar It is now part of a walking tour.
Walking tours travel on foot to historical or cultural sites, often in an urban setting.
The Orissa Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC) has launched guided walking tours to various locations. heritage To promote the state’s rich culture and history.
Dubbed the ‘Odisha Walk’, this tour takes enthusiasts to the 10th-century Mukteswar Temple and the 11th-century Lingaraj Temple, Shanti Stupa, Kandagiri and Udaigiri Caves. Guides tell tourists stories of those places.
OTDC Chairman Lenin Mohanty said, “These five guided tours along the identified heritage circuits will help reveal the city’s rich architectural treasures, culture, traditions, rituals and customs. .
Besides the famous Lingaraj, Mukteswar Besides temples, the city’s 7th-century Parasurameswar Temple is also dedicated to Lord Shiva.
The Shanti Stupa or Peace Pagoda was built on the site where the Kalinga War was fought when Emperor Ashoka invaded Kalinga (now Orissa) in 261 BC. The pagoda was built in 1972 by Japan Buddha Sangha and Kalinga Japan Buddha Sangha.
Khandagiri and Udaigiri Caves, with stone carvings dating from around the 2nd century BC, are located 7 kilometers from Bhubaneswar.
The Orissa Walk is held every Friday through Sunday from 6:30-8:30 AM.
OTDC plans to add more such guided walking tours to various locations. heritage destination They are curated and organized step by step.
Tourism Director Sachin Ramachandra Jadhav said the initiative will not only promote heritage tourism but also make people aware of the state’s rich cultural heritage.
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